About the Show
From creator Matt Nix comes THE GOOD GUYS, the most dangerous comedy on television. The series tells what happens when an old-school cop and a modern-day detective expose the big picture of small crime. Unlike the typical police procedural, the series examines crimes from irreverent angles, employing non-linear storytelling and revealing the good side of some typically bad guys.
DAN STARK (Bradley Whitford) was a big-shot Dallas detective. So big, in fact, that he was lauded as an American hero after saving the Governor's son. Years later, Detective Dan - who has the reputation of being a bit of a wild card - spends most of his time rehashing his glory days. Able to skate by on the heroic deeds of his yesteryear, he is still a semi-active presence on the force and occasionally comes through to solve a petty crime.
Dan's partner, JACK BAILEY (Colin Hanks), is an ambitious, by-the-book and overall solid detective, but is sometimes a bit too snarky for his own good. His habit of undermining himself has earned him a dead-end position in the department, stuck solving annoying petty-theft cases that nobody else wants. Worse, he's been given the thankless task of babysitting Dan, the department pariah who can never keep a partner for long. Jack's only ally is ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY LIZ TRAYNOR (Jenny Wade), a quick-witted former girlfriend whom Jack hasn't quite gotten over and the one person he turns to for help. As Jack and Dan go about their work, the pair consistently breaks a flurry of department regulations, which reminds their boss, LIEUTENANT ANA RUIZ (Diana Maria Riva), why these good guys will be spending many more days in the Property Crimes Division investigating seemingly minor crimes.
Despite leaving a trail of destruction in their wake, Jack and Dan have successfully solved every crime they've tackled during their new partnership. They have brought down a string of meth labs, uncovered the truth behind a rumored bank heist, gone undercover into the world of organized crime and found themselves in the midst of a massive gun-smuggling operation and a high-class prostitution ring. Will these two be able to clean up their act enough to earn some kudos for their hard work? Or will it continue to be more of the same?
THE GOOD GUYS is produced by Fox Television Studios. The series is created, written and executive-produced by Matt Nix. Mikkel Bondesen also serves as an executive producer.