Turner & Hooch, a series based on the 1989 movie of the same name, premieres on Disney Plus July 21. Josh Peck plays Scott Turner, son of Detective Scott Turner, who was played by Tom Hanks in the movie.
Carra Patterson, Jay McLaren, Anthony Ruivivar and Lyndsy Fonseca are also in the cast, as are the five French Mastiffs who play drooling dog Hooch.
One episode, titled “Forever and a Dog,” is available on premiere day.
20th Television produced the series. Matt Nix is creator, executive producer and writer. McG (Wonderland Sound and Vision) is an executive producer and directed the premiere. Michael Horowitz, Robert Duncan McNeill and Mary Viola also executive produce.
The movie showed a compulsively neat detective who is paired up with a slobbery dog to solve crimes.
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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