In the past several months, I’ve lost interest in television. Even shows I really like aren’t appointment viewing anymore with DVR, online downloads, and streaming content. But I refuse to miss a single episode of Matt Nix’s “Burn Notice” which, for me, has redefined my notions of the spy genre far more than the Bourne series. It’s not that either is bad, but the instructional narration and witty dialogue make “Burn Notice” and absolute delight. So when I hear that Nix has a new action-comedy and it stars Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks, I’m already in. Hit the jump for details on Nix’s upcoming show, “Jack and Dan”.
Hanks will topline the 13-episode Fox series as Jack, “an ambitious, by-the-book detective whose habit of undermining himself has resulted in a dead-end position at the Los Angeles Police Department. Worse, he has been partnered with Dan (Whitford), a drunken, lecherous, wild-card cop who hangs onto his job only because of a heroic act years before.” So it’s the Odd Couple but with cops. However, THR reports that it will have the tone of “Burn Notice” so I imagine that Jack will provide narration which will usually begin with the phrase, “When you’re a cop…” Filming on the show is scheduled to begin early next year. As for “Burn Notice”, all new episodes return this winter.