‘The Good Cop’: Tony Danza Plays Yet Another Character Named ‘Tony’ — Here’s Why It Happened This Time

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‘The Good Cop’: Tony Danza Plays Yet Another Character Named ‘Tony’ — Here’s Why It Happened This Time
Believe it or not, the reason Tony Danza’s character in the new Netflix detective dramedy “The Good Cop” is named Tony isn’t because of him. As the veteran star told IndieWire, the scripts for the series by “Monk” creator Andy Breckman had already referred to the character as Tony Senior (or “Big Tony”) even before he signed on — because Danza wasn’t part of the original pitch.

“[Breckman] pitched the show with somebody else in the lead… I think the other actor was named Tony,” Danza said. “If you put this together, it’s pretty easy to figure out who it is… Talk about a guy that’s hitting on all cylinders. He won the Tony. He won an Emmy. He’s part of an Emmy award-winning show Monday night.”

It’s not hard to guess that Danza is referring here to Tony Shalhoub, who won three Emmys for
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