No sec­ond sea­son for Net­flix dram­edy ‘The Good Cop’

The Morning Call - - GO GUIDE - By Rich Helden­fels

Roundtree and Pa­trick Houser); af­ter a storm they find them­selves in the present day and set up a de­tec­tive agency. I do not know of an au­tho­rized home-video re­lease. Episodes, in­clud­ing the pi­lot, are avail­able on YouTube.

Q: Please tell me why in the third sea­son of “The Lone Ranger,” Clay­ton Moore was re­placed by John Hart, and then Moore re­turned for the fourth sea­son.

A: As any­one who grew up watch­ing the show can tell you, Clay­ton Moore was the one true Lone Ranger. (Let’s just for­get Klin­ton Spils­bury and Ar­mie Ham­mer in the role, OK?) But Moore was in­deed re­placed for a time by John Hart, and dif­fer­ent the­o­ries have been of­fered, in­clud­ing that Moore asked for more money or that there were cre­ative dif­fer­ences be­tween Moore and “Lone Ranger” pro­ducer George W. Tren­dle. The 1999 New York Times obit­u­ary for Moore says he never was told why he was fired, or why he was re­hired. Moore’s daugh­ter Dawn, in a 2014 in­ter­view avail­able on YouTube, says Tren­dle be­lieved Moore wanted a share of the mer­chan­dis­ing rev­enue from the show. Since he con­sid­ered ac­tors play­ing a masked man were in­ter­change­able, he fired Moore (who, ac­cord­ing to Dawn, never would have asked for the mer­chan­dis­ing money). But when Hart proved less ap­peal­ing to au­di­ences, Moore was brought back.

Do you have a ques­tion or com­ment about en­ter­tain­ment past, present and fu­ture? Write to Rich Helden­fels, P.O. Box 417, Mo­gadore, OH 44260, or bren­[email protected] Let­ters may be edited. In­di­vid­ual replies are not guar­an­teed.

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Net­flix’s “The Good Cop” starred Tony Danza.

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