The Good Guys

9:30pm – Thursday, February 10 on FOUR

FOUR’s brand new buddy-cop series, The Good Guys comes to our screens this week when the series premieres on Thursday, February 10th at 9:30pm on FOUR.

The Good Guys sees Bradley Whitford portraying Dan Stark, an aging cop with a chip on his shoulder. Dan was a great cop back in the past, but an incident forced him to drinking and changed his personal and professional live.

Today he is paired with Jack Bailey, a young, eager cop played by Colin Hanks. Jack resents being paired with this unconventional old guy. He is looking to advance his career, but sees this assignment as basically baby sitting the old codger.

“I think my character is actually a great cop,” Whitford explains to Buddy TV, “and it turns out that we turn out to be wonderful crime-solvers. You know, but there are challenges. I mean, there’s a little bit of a drinking issue for me, not too big, but I think…it’s the lighter side of lechery and alcoholism, the fun side.”

And it was this side of his character that attracted the actor to the project: “For me it was just reading a lot of stuff in which I’m sort of sent the straight-man stuff, but I don’t really get to say anything funny,” he explains.

“And this was a script in which I actually got to say funny stuff back. So it was really much more of a duo that plays off each other, as opposed to one sane person amidst a group of crazy people going, ‘This is so nuts’.”

Likewise, it was the series’ witty banter that attracted Hanks to The Good Guys. “I just want to be able to sort of have a little bit of, you know, sort of witty banter back and forth, and since Dan and Jack met, they haven’t stopped with the witty banter back and forth!”

Make sure not to miss this meeting when the brand new The Good Guys premiers on Thursday, February 10th at 9:30pm on FOUR.

We’re passed half way on the new season premieres that are happening this week.  There are a few more on the horizon though, like Masterchef New Zealand which returns on Sunday the 20th of February on TV One. I suspect Marcus Lush’s North will also appear there as well.  However, to whet your appetite for Masterchef, Simon Gault has his Intrepid Journey at 8:30pm on One. That, of course, if you’re not watching TV 2’s new super-powered show in No Ordinary Family. Bones returns to TV3 at 8:30 as well.


Before those, Police 10-7 is back on 2, Nestle New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker is back on 3 and American Dad is back, albeit on Four. Futureama, The Cleveland Show and South Park also all return to the new channel tonight.

The show of the night though is An Idiot Abroad at 9:30pm on TV3. I cannot emphasize this enough. If you love Ricky Gervais, it’s a must watch.

On Four, new comedy The Good Guys debuts at 9:30pm as well.

And if you don’t have Sky and you’ve managed not to listen to the radio, read an online news site, Facebook or Twitter, then Prime has highlights from the Halberg Awards from 11:30pm.

What are you watching tonight?

First it was TV4. Then it was C4. Now it’s just Four. The new look channel from Mediaworks which they say will be a mainstream entertainment channel with a target audience of 18-49 year olds. No news, sport or information, just pure escapism.

The new and returning shows and their trailers are below:

New Shows

Covert Affairs

Life Unexpected

The Good Guys

The Gates

Love Bites


Top Chef: Just Desserts

Models of the Runway


Friends With Benefits

Mixed Signals

Perfect Couples

Neighbours From Hell

Bobs Burgers

The Cape


Returning shows
The Jono Project
Select Live
The Office
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
American Dad
The Cleveland Show
30 Rock
The Biggest Loser
Top Chef
America’s Next Top Model
The Simpsons
How I Met Your Mother
Parks and Recreation

Picks from Four’s new line up would have to be Covert Affairs and Life Unexpected.  There is some pretty good potential with the line up if you’re just looking for something to watch.  The real challenge for Mediaworks is how they’re going to convince people to tune in to the channel over anything else.

What do you think of the line up?