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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The character of Tony Scali was supposed to be in his late thirties. Michael Chiklis was actually 28 years old when cast as Scali, in part because he looked much older than his real age. When Chiklis lost weight during the course of the series, the network, fearing that such weight loss might negatively effect the ratings, reportedly had Chiklis stuff his clothing to appear older and heavy set. Chiklis was also discouraged from shaving his hair off to look still older. 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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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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