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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In a small town, crime is a big deal. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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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 »

Quotes

[Cyd and Tony are in a tattoo parlor]
Tony: A starburst would look perfect on you.
Cyd: Thanks, but I think one is enough.
[Long pause]
Cyd: It's on my shoulder, okay?
Tony: Did I ask?
Cyd: In a manner of speaking.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Dead Talk Back (1994) See more »

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SKY TV - PLEASE BRING IT BACK
14 August 2004 | by (GLASGOW, SCOTLAND) – See all my reviews

When the Commish first started on Satellite TV (It never made mainstream in the UK) I was hooked from the very first trailer. Michael Chiklis is amazing and I have to admit to being a huge Stephen J Cannell fan. The story lines may have had the usual servings of Cannell Corn but thats what made him the king of 80's TV. Every programme on satellite and cable gets repeated until the tape wears out so what happened with the Commish? Every week since it ended in 1996 I have looked in vain in the TV Magazines for its return. I recently found an episode that I had taped on the tail end of a movie and was in cloud nine. Now that the Shield is gaining more and more popularity it is easier to have faith that some TV execs will dust off the old episodes of the Commish and unearth a classic. I can only hope.


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