Years before we knew Michael Chiklis as tough-as-nails Vic Mackey on The Shield, he starred in a very different cop series for ABC.
The Commish revolves around a no-nonsense police commissioner named Tony Scali (Chiklis). A former Brooklyn cop, he’s respected by his officers and the small-town community of Eastbridge for his unorthodox methods. Even more important than his job though is his family at home. The series also features Theresa Saldana, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, John Cygan, Melinda McGraw, Geoffrey Nauffts, Nicholas Lea, Gina Belafonte, and David Paymer.
The ABC drama ran for five seasons and 94 episodes, from 1991 until 1996. Interestingly, the show spent its run between Thursday and Saturday nights — the most-watched and least-watched nights of television today.
The Commish: The Complete First Season has just been released on DVD and the set includes all 21 episodes as well as interviews with Chiklis and Stephen J. Cannell. You can purchase it now or, thanks to Mill Creek Entertainment, you can enter to win a copy.
To enter, you need to merely post a comment below and tell us the name of your favorite character or actor from the show. Be sure to leave your email address so that we can contact you with the good news if you win.
Guidelines: This giveaway is open to participants with a United States mailing address only (international readers can enter if they have a friend in the States who can accept their prizes by mail.) Many may enter but one person will win. You must be 18 and older to enter and no purchase is necessary. Contest ends May 8, 2010.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Ken H. (who entered via Facebook). We’ll be having more giveaways very soon so stay tuned!