The Commish (1991–1995)

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Slightly offbeat television police comedy/drama. Tony Scali is the police commissioner in a small town, where solutions to difficult situations often require considerable creativity. Tony's... See full summary »

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 Tony Scali (92 episodes, 1991-1996)
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 Rachel Scali (92 episodes, 1991-1996)
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 David Scali (92 episodes, 1991-1996)
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 Stan Kelly (66 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Cyd Madison (46 episodes, 1992-1994)
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 Ronnie Lopez / ... (42 episodes, 1991-1996)
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Slightly offbeat television police comedy/drama. Tony Scali is the police commissioner in a small town, where solutions to difficult situations often require considerable creativity. Tony's easygoing manner and clever intellect are much more useful to him than weapons or brute force in his fight against crime Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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28 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Creator Steve Kronish wanted to cast Michael Chiklis after working with him on Wiseguy (1987). But CBS rejected him because they felt Chiklis was too young for the part. Kronish took the idea to ABC who was convinced to cast Chiklis after seeing him in the failed ABC pilot Maverick Square (1990). See more »

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Ricky Caruso: I got women lining up to me like a bakery. I'll admit it, I have no shame.
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Doesn't get enough acknowledgment
30 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tony Scali (Michael Chiklis of "The Shield" fame) is the police commissioner in a small town, he must deal with everyday problems and scenarios that that entails, but he does it with finesse, if with unorthodox techniques. The arch-typical nice guy and very different than the bad-ass Vic Mackey that Chiklis would later portray. The slightly offbeat show also focuses on The Commish's home life. This was a well written show and very likable in a quaint kinda way. Only plummeting downwards after Geoffrey Nauffts as Officer Stan left the show, among many others. Sadly the show went on for one season to long, plus a TV movie afterwords that didn't help either. The first 3 reasons were great, the 4th one was merely alright, and the 5th one, I would just skip.

My Grade: B-


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