‘The Good Guys’ New Fox Buddy Cop Comedy Premieres June 7th, 2010


Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks on what to expect from their new buddy cop comedy ‘The Good Guys,’ which premieres June 7th on Fox.

Crime is like a sweater. You pull one thread … its all connected.
— Dan Stark (former big-shot detective)

The Good Guys is an American comedy-drama series about an old-school cop and a modern-day detective that premiered with a preview episode on Fox on May 19, 2010, and will resume on June 7. The series stars Bradley Whitford as Dan Stark, a former big-shot detective with the Dallas Police Department, and Colin Hanks as Jack Bailey, a young, ambitious, by-the-book detective who has been assigned as Dan’s partner because of his snarky attitude.


Pilot Episode that aired May 19, 2010. Season 1 : Ep. 1 (44:54). Rated TV-14.

Dan Stark (Bradley Whitford) is a former big-shot detective who once saved the governor’s son but is now all but washed up and spends most of his time reliving his glory days. Series creator Matt Nix describes Dan Stark as being “actually a fantastic 1981 cop. He just hasn’t moved along with the time. CSI stuff is like black magic.” Stark lives in a trailer located “in the shadow of” the Texas Star Ferris wheel in Fair Park.

There are no small crimes. There are only small cops.
— Dan Stark (former big-shot detective)

Jack Bailey (Colin Hanks) is an ambitious by-the-book detective whose attitude has made him few friends on the police force.
Liz Traynor (Jenny Wade) is an Assistant District Attorney and former girlfriend of Jack.
Lieutenant Ana Ruiz (Diana Maria Riva) is Jack and Dan’s boss, who sees to it that they keep themselves and the police department out of trouble by investigating seemingly minor crimes.