The Good Cop has Been Picked Up by Netflix

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Netflix has picked up The Good Cop and they’ve released their main star. The Good Cop is produced by Andy Breckman, the producer of Monk. If any of us remember Monk, you recall that he was a detective that gained the OCD trait after the unsolved murder of his wife. The dramedy followed Monk and his quest to continue doing what he loved. Now we turn to The Good Cop… What’s this about?

What is The Good Cop

The Good Cop will follow the same style of Monk, a dramedy, and as mentioned before the show will be produced by the same producer as Monk. So all you Monk tv show lovers out there, you’re in for a treat!

The show will follow Tony Sr. and Tony Jr. as they battle their way through the good cop/bad cop routine. Tony Jr. is the happy, honest cop that does everything by the book whereas Tony Sr. is the hardened detective that does things the way he sees fit. The two become a pair, working together.

Tony Sr. has all the answers, from the streets to the sheets for Tony Jr. But that doesn’t stop Tony Jr. from teaching his pops a thing or two. The show isn’t going to be about the issues we have with “pigs” so to speak. This show is about the reality of what comes from the police profession, not the stereotypical grunge that we see in the news today.

The Star of the Show

The star of the show is an actor that is loved by all. A great, honest, down to earth guy that captured out hearts long ago. He was the star in Taxi (1978-1983), a show that followed cab drivers as they dreamed of bigger and better things, a true comedy.

Tony Danza got his stardom from Taxi, but Tony Danza doesn’t just have recognition from acting. Prior to acting, Tony was a pro wrestler which is how he got his Bachelors Degree. In the midst of all of this, Danza was also a teacher. He taught in a Philadelphia school in a live documentary called Teach on AE.

Tony Danza will be the bad cop in the show but we don’t know the other characters in the show. The character list will not be released until a later date.

Release Date

The release date for the show hasn’t been released to the public yet, but the great news that Tony Danza is going to be the star is excellent news for fans that loved his prior shows, his comedies and talk show director.

The shows release date will be release at a later time.


The Good Cop will be a dramedy, one for the books if you ask me. As we don’t know much about the show, there will be more to come at a later date, like the release date and the list of characters. What are you most looking forward to with this show? Were you a Monk fan? If you were, surely, you’ll love The Good Cop.

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