Turner & Hooch is an American buddy police comedy television series based on and follows the 1989 film of the same name. Executive producer Matt Nix devised and wrote the series, which stars Josh Peck, Lyndsy Fonseca, Carra Patterson, and Vanessa Lengies and is produced in conjunction with Flying Glass of Milk Productions, Wonderland Sound and Vision, and 20th Television. It’s the third episode in the eponymous series overall. The Disney+ exclusive series aired on July 21, 2021.
Turner & Hooch (2021) Synopsis
Scott Turner, a U.S. Marshal, inherits an unruly dog named Hooch, who may turn out to be the perfect partner for him. According to the partnership and the rest of the Turner family, Turner’s father’s death may not have been an accident.
|Genre||· Action-comedy, Drama, Family,
· Buddy cop
· Police procedural
|Created by||Matt Nix|
|Based on||· Turner & Hooch
by Dennis Shryack & Michael Blodgett
|Music by||Jeff Cardoni|
|Country of origin
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Executive producers||· Matt Nix
· Mary Viola
· Michael Horowitz
· Robert Duncan McNeill
|Production locations||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Cinematography||· David Moxness
· Corey Robson
|Editors||· Steven Lang
· Colleen Rafferty
· Lance Luckey
|Running time||45–48 minutes|
|Production companies||· Flying Glass of Milk Productions
· Wonderland Sound and Vision
· 20th Television
|Distributor||Disney Platform Distribution|
|Original release||July 21, 2021 –
Turner & Hooch (2021) Cast
- Josh Peck as Scott Turner Jr.
- Carra Patterson as Jessica Baxter.
- Lyndsy Fonseca as Laura Turner.
- Vanessa Lengies as Erica Mouniere.
- Brandon Jay McLaren as Xavier “X” Wilson.
- Jeremy Maguire as Matthew Garland.
- Anthony Ruivivar as James Mendez.
- Sheila Kelley as Dr. Emily Turner.
- Reginald VelJohnson as David Sutton.
- TBA as Scott Turner.
Turner & Hooch Episodes
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date||Prod.
|1||“Forever and a Dog”||McG||Matt Nix||July 21, 2021||1DGA01|
|2||“A Good Day to Dog Hard”||Robert Duncan McNeill||Matt Nix||July 28, 2021||1DGA02|
|3||“Diamonds Are Furever”||Jay Karas||Michael Horowitz||August 4, 2021||1DGA03|
|4||“In the Line of Fur”||Gail Mancuso||Lesley Wake Webster||August 11, 2021||1DGA04|
|5||“Road to Smell Dorado”||Robert Duncan McNeill||Juliet Seniff||August 18, 2021||1DGA05|
|6||“The Fur-gitive”||Betsy Thomas||Steve Joe||August 25, 2021||1DGA06|
|7||“To Serve and Pawtect”||Craig Siebels||Jackie Decembly & Matt Nix||September 1, 2021||1DGA07|
|8||“Arf Appreciation”||Ali LeRoi||John Enbom||September 8, 2021||1DGA08|
|9||“Witness Pup-tection”||James Genn||Jim Garvey & Matt Nix||September 15, 2021||1DGA09|
|10||“Lost and Hound”||Robert Duncan McNeill||Christina Pumariega & Matt Nix||September 22, 2021||1DGA010|
|11||“Hooch Machina”||Shannon Kohli||Michael Horowitz||September 29, 2021||1DGA11|
|12||“Bite Club”||Robert Duncan McNeill||Matt Nix||October 6, 2021||1DGA12|
In 1990, Touchstone Television produced a television pilot based on the Touchstone Pictures feature Turner & Hooch, starring Thomas F. Wilson as Scott Turner and Beasley the Dog as Hooch. The pilot was not picked up for a series, but it was eventually televised as part of Disney’s The Magical World in July 1990. In December 2019, Matt Nix stated that a television series revival was in the works for the Disney+ streaming service, which was given a 12-episode order in February 2020; Josh Peck was cast as Scott Turner.
Lyndsy Fonseca and Carra Patterson joined the cast the following month, while Josh Levy was announced as a co-executive producer. Vanessa Lengies joins the cast on March 6. McG was named as the director and executive producer of the pilot in January 2021.
Anthony Ruivivar, Brandon Jay McLaren, and Jeremy Maguire joined the cast in main roles on September 22, 2020, the day production began, while Becca Tobin joined in a recurring role. Paul Campbell was recruited in the recurring role in January 2021.
Turner & Hooch was supposed to start filming on April 27, 2020, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Fonseca shot the series with Fox’s 9-1-1: Lone Star. Filming was postponed and resumed on September 22, 2020, with a planned completion date of April 19, 2021.
On June 23, 2021, a trailer for the series was published.
Turner & Hooch Release
Turner & Hooch was originally set to premiere on Disney+ on July 16, 2021, with 12 episodes distributed weekly until October 1. However, following the popularity of Loki’s Wednesday release, Disney+ announced on June 16, 2021, that the majority of its original premieres will be moved to Wednesdays. Turner & Hooch was so released on July 21, 2021. On July 17, 2021, the Red Carpet Premiere took held in Los Angeles.
Turner & Hooch Reaction
The series has a 57 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 21 critic reviews with an average rating of 5.8/10. “Likeable but slight, Tuner & Hooch boasts a really lovely pooch, but those searching for more narrative meat may want to try a different bone,” the website’s critical consensus says. The film received a weighted average score of 49 out of 100 from 7 reviewers on Metacritic, signifying “mixed or mediocre reviews.”
The sitcom received a bad review from Hollywood Reporter Daniel Fienberg, who claimed, “Turner & Hooch is a forgettable, one-joke series, and I’m not complaining. It’s difficult to speculate on what else it may have been.” “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,” CNN’s Brian Lowry said of the show. “It pushes much too strongly into the cheesy aesthetic of those types of lighter plays, generating something too ridiculous and childlike for most people, yet likely too old-fashioned for their own children,” said Alan Sepinwall of Rolling Stone.
“Nothing feels dumbed down or muffled,” IGN’s Matt Fowler said of the episode, “yet the dog conundrum involving Hooch being foisted onto a reluctant owner feels like a dubious scenario now instead of a light-hearted romp.” “Dog-loving adolescents may love this program, which is quite moderate in most respects barring the violence,” said Ashley Moulton of Common Sense Media. “But many may roll their eyes at the clichéd dialogue and stories,” she said.
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Also Known As (AKA)
|(original title)||Turner & Hooch|
|Argentina||Socios y sabuesos|
|Australia||Turner & Hooch|
|Brazil||Turner & Hooch|
|Brazil (alternative title)||Uma Dupla Quase Perfeita|
|Brazil (alternative spelling)||Turner e Hooch|
|Canada (French title)||Turner & Hooch|
|Canada (English title)||Turner & Hooch|
|France||Turner & Hooch|
|Germany||Turner & Hooch|
|Germany||Scott & Huutsch|
|India (English title)||Turner & Hooch|
|India (Hindi title)||Turner & Hooch|
|Indonesia (English title)||Turner & Hooch|
|Italy||Turner e il Casinaro|
|Japan (Japanese title)||Turner & Hooch|
|Mexico||Turner & Hooch|
|Netherlands||Turner & Hooch|
|Philippines (English title)||Turner & Hooch|
|Russia||Тёрнер и Хуч|
|Singapore (English title)||Turner & Hooch|
|South Korea||Turner & Hooch|
|Spain||Socios y sabuesos|
|Sweden||Turner & Hooch|
|Turkey (Turkish title)||Turner & Hooch|
|UK||Turner & Hooch|
|USA (informal title)||Turner and Hooch|
|USA||Turner & Hooch|