Turner & Hooch (TV series)

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Turner & Hooch
Turner & Hooch (TV series) Title Card.png
Genre
Created byMatt Nix
Based on
Starring
Music byJeff Cardoni
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12
Production
Executive producers
ProducerJuliet Seniff
Production locationsVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Cinematography
  • David Moxness
  • Corey Robson
Editors
  • Steven Lang
  • Colleen Rafferty
  • Lance Luckey
Running time45–48 minutes[1]
Production companies
DistributorDisney Platform Distribution
Release
Original networkDisney+
Original releaseJuly 21, 2021 (2021-07-21) –
present (present)
External links
Website
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Turner & Hooch is an American buddy cop action-comedy television series based on, and a continuation of, the 1989 film of the same name. The series, created and written by executive producer Matt Nix, serves as a legacy sequel[2] and is produced in association with Flying Glass of Milk Productions, Wonderland Sound and Vision and 20th Television, starring Josh Peck, Lyndsy Fonseca, Carra Patterson, and Vanessa Lengies. It is the third overall installment in the eponymous franchise. The series premiered on July 21, 2021, as a Disney+ exclusive.[2][3]

Premise

U.S. Marshal Scott Turner inherits an unruly dog named Hooch, who may become the partner he needs. Together, the partnership, alongside the rest of the Turner family, discover that Turner's father's death may not have been accidental.[2][4][5]

Cast

Main

  • Josh Peck as Scott Turner Jr., a buttoned-down and ambitious U.S. Marshal, the son of the late Det. Scott Turner, who ends up inheriting an unruly dog.[2][6]
  • Carra Patterson as Jessica Baxter, Scott's partner, whose personality is a "sharp contrast to his spit-and-polish ways", and who has a brave and quick-thinking personality while working, through whose sense of humor often leads her into trouble.[5] As of "In The Line of Fur", she's placed on desk duty due to her pregnancy.
  • Lyndsy Fonseca as Laura Turner, Scott's sister and a veterinary assistant, who brings Hooch to Scott while coming to terms with their father's death, as she ropes Scott into investigating it.[5]
  • Vanessa Lengies as Erica Mouniere, a dog lover and trainer at the U.S. Marshal K-9 facility with a crush on Turner, who agrees to train Hooch.[7]
  • Brandon Jay McLaren as Xavier "X" Wilson, a marine-turned-US Marshal, who develops a soft spot for Hooch in spite of being a cat lover. One of the office's most experienced members, he is described as "cool and enigmatic and a bit quirky".[8]
  • Jeremy Maguire as Matthew Garland, a dog lover and Scott's nephew, who becomes thrilled when Scott inherits Hooch.[8]
  • Anthony Ruivivar as James Mendez, a US Marshal Chief and Scott's boss, who respects Scott but initially is uncomfortable with Hooch, only to give him authorization to receive K-9 training after he helps solve a case.[8]

Special guest stars

  • Sheila Kelley as Dr. Emily Turner, Scott's mother and veterinarian. She was previously portrayed by Mare Winningham in the original film and Wendee Pratt in its sequel as Dr. Emily Carson.[9]
  • Reginald VelJohnson as David Sutton, a former police detective partner of the late Scott Turner Sr. and now mayor of Cypress Beach. VelJohnson is the only actor from the original film to appear in the series.[10]
  • TBA as Scott Turner, Sr., Scott's deceased father, Emily's husband, and David's former police detective partner. The nature of Scott Sr.'s death and the truth behind a case he was investigating before his death is the underlying mystery of the first season, with Scott mentioned throughout before ultimately appearing in "Bite Club". He was previously portrayed by Tom Hanks in the original film and Thomas F. Wilson in its sequel.

Recurring

  • Matt Hamilton as Trent Havelock, Senior Deputy Marshal to Scott Turner and doesn't much like dogs. He gets all the fame, all the glory, and all the great cases — everything Scott thinks he wants.[11]
  • Becca Tobin as Brooke Mailer, Scott's girlfriend and a prosecutor who downplays her status as part of a wealthy family of powerful lawyers. She is described as representing "everything Scott thinks he wants out of life".[8]
  • Paul Campbell as Grady Garland, Laura Turner's ex-husband and Matthew's father. He's a well-meaning small-town cop who peaked in high school and at this point probably has more in common with his 8-year-old than his ex.[11]
  • Cristina Rosato as Olivia, Xavier Wilson's fiancée and an Oakland cop from the Midwest. She's warm, earnest and enthusiastic — seemingly the complete opposite of her enigmatic soon-to-be husband.[11]

Episodes

No.Title [12]Directed byWritten by [13]Original release date [12]Prod.
code
1"Forever and a Dog"McGMatt NixJuly 21, 2021 (2021-07-21)1DGA01
Following the death of his father, Deputy U.S. Marshal Scott Turner Jr. learns that his father left him a dog named Hooch, whose appearance and manners are remarkably similar to a dog his father adopted back in 1989. While Scott tries to adapt to having the chaotic dog in his life, he must also deal with trouble at work when a witness under his protection goes missing. With Hooch's help, Scott is able to track down the witness and impress his boss, who makes Scott and Hooch a K-9 unit for the Marshals. Later, Scott's sister calls him and reveals that their father was working a dangerous case before his death.
2"A Good Day to Dog Hard"Robert Duncan McNeillMatt NixJuly 28, 2021 (2021-07-28)1DGA02
Turner and Hooch are assigned to babysit Kaya, the daughter of the head of the International Olympic Committee. While they are engaged in a tea party, a team of Russian criminals invade the hotel they are in and take several people hostage, including Baxter and Xavier, with intent to abduct Kaya for a ransom. It is up to Scott to protect Kaya and apprehend the criminals. Meanwhile, Scott and Laura dig into their dad's last case and find evidence that there may have been foul play involved.
3"Diamonds Are Furever"Jay KarasMichael HorowitzAugust 4, 2021 (2021-08-04)1DGA03
Scott gets excited when he gets a chance to take down notorious jewel thief Krista St. Jean and even more excited at the prospect of working with Trent and his T Squad. Hooch, however, proves to be a hindrance, when he fails to pick up Krista's scent when Trent and his squad could have caught her. Fortunately, Scott realises that Hooch failed to track Krista's scent because she was using a decoy. He and Baxter are able to track down the real Krista and, with the help of Hooch, arrest her, though Trent is quick to take credit for the arrest. Meanwhile, Laura keeps digging into her father's final case, despite both Scott's apprehension and his insistence that their father's files were unconnected.
4"In the Line of Fur"Gail MancusoLesley Wake WebsterAugust 11, 2021 (2021-08-11)1DGA04
Scott volunteers as security for a court case that his ex-girlfriend, Brooke, is prosecuting but has to deal with a demanding older judge and also has to adjust to working with Xavier now that Baxter is on desk duty. Meanwhile, Laura turns to her ex-husband for help retrieving her father's case files but keeps getting distracted by his behaviour.
5"Road to Smell Dorado"Robert Duncan McNeillJuliet SeniffAugust 18, 2021 (2021-08-18)1DGA05
Scott and Laura investigate John Gillan's house but find it empty. Scott helps Xavier arrest a guy in El Dorado. They find a bunch of money in his house and investigate further. Laura learns that a girl from high school, Natalie Leeman, is John's secretary and invites her over to her house. Scott and Xavier investigate in a shop and an art store. They figure out that the money in the town is counterfeit and that the lady at the art store is helping the criminal they're supposed to capture and arrest them. Laura bonds with Natalie and learns the trouble she went through in school. She schedules a meeting with John, who says that Scott Sr. was searching for someone bigger than him.
6"The Fur-gitive"Betsy ThomasSteve JoeAugust 25, 2021 (2021-08-25)1DGA06
Scott accepts an invitation from Brooke to accompany her to a benefit and learns to ballroom dance with Erica. The U.S. Marshals track down a fugitive in the woods who's a former Special Forces operative after he assaults his landlord. Thanks to Hooch, Scott discovers the suspect has his own dog and refuses to abandon him, so Scott promises to take care of him and the suspect surrenders. Laura suspects David Sutton of having something to do with the death of her father, but soon learns he's also searching for answers.
7"To Serve and Pawtect"Craig SiebelsJackie Decembly & Matt NixSeptember 1, 2021 (2021-09-01)1DGA07
Brooke gives Scott an opportunity to be Deputy in Charge on a Senator's protection detail but none of his fellow deputies will work with him because he "jumped the line". On top of that, Hooch starts howling at random moments, leading to the dog becoming a media sensation but a hindrance to the case. Meanwhile, Laura continues to investigate her father's case but Grady tries to block her at every turn and Erica struggles with trying to tell Scott how she feels.
8"Arf Appreciation"Ali LeRoiJohn EnbomSeptember 8, 2021 (2021-09-08)1DGA08
Scott and Hooch investigate a drug dealer's house and Hooch starts barking at a painting. The next day, the painting is vandalized and Hooch is blamed for the damage. Not believing that Hooch vandalized the painting, Scott does some research to prove Hooch's innocence, but Erica refuses to help him, and during Hooch's hearing, the judge is not convinced. Scott tells Jessica about Erica's behavior to which she says that she told Erica to do that because Scott was taking her for granted. Scott reconciles with Erica and she shows him how to find the dog's "fingerprint" on their nose. He finds another dog's noseprint on the painting that does not match Hooch's, and the executive who was helping search and catalog the drugs is revealed to be the person looking for the drugs. Hooch defeats him and is proven innocent.
9"Witness Pup-tection"James GennJim Garvey & Matt NixSeptember 15, 2021 (2021-09-15)1DGA09
When a protected informant is attacked by a hitman, Scott is assigned to question the only witness: an autistic boy named Anthony. Scott has trouble connecting with Anthony, but Hooch is able to break through, leading Scott to ask Erica to assist and the pair growing closer. Meanwhile, Laura learns that Scott Sr. was doing investigative work on his weekly outings with Matthew so she tries to recreate them to try and figure out what her father was onto. After a discussion with David about Scott's case in 1989 with the original Hooch, Laura learns that a local ice cream vendor is her next lead.
10"Lost and Hound"Robert Duncan McNeillChristina Pumariega & Matt NixSeptember 22, 2021 (2021-09-22)1DGA010
Scott and Xavier are assigned to transport a hacker across town, but Xavier is distracted by issues he's having with Olivia. Both problems are put on the back burner, however, when Erica's van is stolen with Angel inside and Erica becomes insanely determined to recover her. Laura and Scott discover that their father had uncovered an illegal dogfighting ring.
11"Hooch Machina"Shannon KohliMichael HorowitzSeptember 29, 2021 (2021-09-29)1DGA11
Scott presents Laura's and his investigation to the chief but he rejects it due to them having no evidence. He tells Scott that he relies on Hooch too much. Scott, Xavier and Hooch are chosen to protect a robotics lab. Hooch goes crazy whenever the employees turn on the drones and Scott goes to Erica who is clueless. He inspires Erica to host a party for those who saved Angel but Scott is unable to go due to Brooke's plans. He leaves Hooch with Laura as Hooch might jeopardise his job and is reluctant and sad about it. He later finds out that Hooch was sensing the pressure drop and was going crazy due to that, they find out that the security guard was stealing from the lab and capture him. Laura finds out that Walton adopted a dog named Nuke and paid a man to destroy his record. When asked about it, he makes up a story. Scott breaks up with Brooke and is going to get Hooch but spots some sports cars and asks Jessica to run the plates. He then finds dogs in a truck and is held at gunpoint by a man.
12"Bite Club"Robert Duncan McNeillMatt NixOctober 6, 2021 (2021-10-06)1DGA12
When Scott fails to show up to retrieve Hooch, Laura shows up at Erica's party and fills in Erica, Baxter and Xavier on Scott Sr's investigation and Baxter mentions the cars that Scott had her look into. Enlisting the help of Grady and David, they go off in search of Scott. In the process, Xavier tries to get Erica to admit her feelings for Scott. Meanwhile, Scott finds himself locked up with Nuke, the missing pit bull, but shortly manages to break them both free. He leads his kidnapper on a chase through the woods before being recaptured. Fortunately, the Marshals, including Hooch, show up in the nick of time to save him before finally breaking up the dog fighting ring and closing their father's final case. Two months later, the whole gang comes together for Xavier and Olivia's wedding. Baxter encourages Scott to dance with Erica and they are just about to as Hooch attacks the wedding cake.

Production

Development

In 1990, Touchstone Television developed a TV pilot based on the Touchstone Pictures film Turner & Hooch, with Thomas F. Wilson starring as Scott Turner and Beasley the Dog reprising his role from the film as Hooch.[4] The pilot was not green-lit for a series order, and was ultimately aired as part of The Magical World of Disney in July 1990.[4] A television series reboot developed by Matt Nix was announced to be in development for the Disney+ streaming service in December 2019,[4] officially receiving a 12-episode order in February 2020; Josh Peck was cast as Scott Turner.[6] That same month, Lyndsy Fonseca and Carra Patterson joined the cast, while Josh Levy was revealed to be co-executive-producing the series.[5] On March 6, Vanessa Lengies joined the cast.[7] In January 2021, it announced that McG would direct the pilot and also serve as executive producer.[14]

Casting

On September 22, 2020, the day filming began, Anthony Ruivivar, Brandon Jay McLaren, and Jeremy Maguire joined the cast in lead roles, while Becca Tobin joined in the recurring role.[8] In January 2021, Paul Campbell was cast in the recurring role.[11]

Filming

Filming for Turner & Hooch was originally scheduled to begin on April 27, 2020, taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[15] Fonseca filmed the series concurrently with Fox's 9-1-1: Lone Star.[5] Filming was delayed and began on September 22, 2020,[16] and was scheduled to conclude on April 19, 2021.[16]

Marketing

A trailer for the series was released on June 23, 2021.[17]

Release

Turner & Hooch was initially announced to be released on July 16, 2021, on Disney+, and would release its 12 episodes weekly until October 1.[18] However, on June 16, 2021, it was announced that after the success of the Wednesday release of Loki, Disney+ would be moving most of its original premieres to Wednesdays. As a result, Turner & Hooch was released on July 21, 2021.[3] The Red Carpet Premiere took place in Los Angeles on July 17, 2021.[19]

Reception

On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 57% based on 21 critic reviews, with an average rating of 5.8/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Likeable, but slight, Tuner & Hooch features a mighty fine pooch, but those looking for more narrative meat may want to try a different bone."[20] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 49 out of 100, based on 7 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[21]

Daniel Fienberg of Hollywood Reporter gave the show a negative review and stated, "I'm not even complaining when I call Turner & Hooch a forgettable, one-joke series. It's hard to know what else it could have been."[9] Brian Lowry of CNN gave the show a negative review and stated, "Even if Hooch sits at attention like a good dog, after a few episodes of Turner & Hooch, it's hard to share that patience or loyalty."[22] Alan Sepinwall of Rolling Stone gave the show 2.5 out of 5 and stated, "It leans much too hard into the corny aesthetic of those kinds of lighthearted dramas, creating something too silly and childish for most adults, yet likely too old-fashioned for their own children."[23]

Matt Fowler of IGN gave the show 6 out of 10 and stated, "Nothing feels dumbed down or muted, though the dog dilemma involving Hooch being thrust upon an unwilling owner feels like a questionable situation now instead of a light-hearted romp."[24] Ashley Moulton of Common Sense Media gave the show 3 out of 5 and an '11+' age rating, stating, "Dog-loving teens may enjoy this show, which is relatively tame in most aspects besides the violence, but many will roll their eyes at the cheesy dialogue and storylines."[25]

References

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  2. ^ a b c d Chitwood, Adam (February 24, 2021). "Here's Your First Look at Josh Peck and Very Good Dog in the Disney+ 'Turner & Hooch' Reboot". Collider. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Ausiello, Michael (June 16, 2021). "Disney+ Officially Moves Original Series 'Drop Day' From Friday to Wednesday in Wake of Loki's Record-Setting Launch". TVLine. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d Andreeva, Nellie (December 16, 2019). "'Turner & Hooch' TV Series In Works At Disney+ From Matt Nix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e Andreeva, Nellie (February 26, 2020). "'Turner & Hooch': Lyndsy Fonseca & Carra Patterson To Star In TV Series Reboot For Disney+". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
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  8. ^ a b c d e Petski, Denise (September 22, 2020). "'Turner & Hooch': Four Cast In Disney+ Series Reboot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  9. ^ a b Fienberg, Daniel (July 20, 2021). "Disney+'s Turner & Hooch: TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 4, 2021). "'Turner & Hooch': Movie's Reginald VelJohnson To Reprise Character On Disney+ Sequel Series – Photo". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
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  13. ^ "Turner & Hooch (2020 - 2021)". Writers Guild of America West. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
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  18. ^ Pedersen, Erik (February 24, 2021). "Disney+ Sets Premiere Dates, First Images For 'Turner & Hooch', 'Mysterious Benedict Society', 'Chip 'N' Dale: Park Life' & 'High School Musical: The Series'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  19. ^ Joy, Alexis (July 17, 2021). "VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Josh Peck, Becca Tobin, Vanessa Lengies, John Stamos And More Had A Pawsome Time At The Premiere Of Disney+'s "Turner & Hooch" – See Photos From The Event Here!". alexisjoyvipaccess.com. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
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  21. ^ "Turner & Hooch: Season 1". Metacritic. Red Ventures. Retrieved July 31, 2021.
  22. ^ Lowry, Brian (July 21, 2021). "Turner & Hooch goes to the dogs with a toothless Disney+ revival". CNN. Retrieved July 22, 2021.
  23. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (July 20, 2021). "Turner & Hooch: A Dog Has His Day Again". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 22, 2021.
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  25. ^ "Turner & Hooch - TV Review". www.commonsensemedia.org. July 14, 2021. Retrieved July 22, 2021.

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