FOX has a new cop series on the way to premiere in June, and it sounds like a lot of fun with some throwbacks to cop series of old. Plus, Jenny Wade from Reaper is involved!
Check out the press release below.
“CODE 58 (working title)” PREMIERES MONDAY, JUNE 7,
WITH SPECIAL PREVIEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, AND
WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, ON FOX
New Series from Matt Nix Stars Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks
CODE 58 (working title), the new action-comedy from Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”), will have special previews on two nights, Wednesday, May 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Wednesday, May 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), before making its series premiere Monday, June 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
“I’m incredibly excited to be doing the show at FOX,” said Nix. “It’s a network that’s known for pushing limits, and that’s what we’re doing here. They’ve really embraced the quirkier, more unconventional aspects of the show, and even encouraged me to go further with them.”
CODE 58 (working title) is a comedic look at what happens when an old-school cop and a modern-day detective try to expose the big picture of small crime. DAN STARK (Bradley Whitford, “The West Wing”) was once a big-shot Dallas detective. Thirty years later, Dan Stark is a washed-up detective who spends most of his time drunk or re-hashing his glory days. Dan’s new partner, JACK BAILEY (Colin Hanks, “Mad Men,” “Numb3rs”), is an ambitious, by-the-book and overall promising detective, but is sometimes a bit too snarky for his own good. His habit of undermining himself has earned him a dead-end position in the department. Jack may not see it, but he has little chance of getting out of his situation; his knack for making enemies at the station has assured he is not going anywhere anytime soon.
Jack’s only ally is ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY LIZ TOWNSEND (Jenny Wade, “Reaper”), a quick-witted former girlfriend whom Jack hasn’t quite gotten over and the one person he turns to for help with his current professional predicament. Not helping matters any is Jack and Dan’s boss, LIEUTENANT ANA RUIZ (Diana Maria Riva, “Side Order of Life,” “Castle”), who has committed herself to seeing that Jack and Dan spend the remainder of their days in the Property Crimes Division, assigned to investigate seemingly minor crimes in order to keep them – and the department – out of major trouble.
CODE 58 (working title) is produced by Fox Television Studios. Matt Nix and Mikkel Bondesen serve as executive producers. Tim Matheson will direct the pilot episode.