- By Michael Jacobo
- Photo Courtesy of CBS
Every generation, Edie Falco returns to television to remind us all how it’s done. The New Yorker solidified herself as an incomparable actress on HBO’s The Sopranos as Carmela, the wise-cracking wife of main boy Tony. She then became TV’s leading lady with Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, a dark comedy about a nurse who’s torn between her painkiller addiction and being the perfect wife and mother.
Falco wow’s us once again on CBS as Chief Abigail “Tommy” Thomas, the LAPD’s first female head of police. In Tommy, Falco’s character finds herself at a moment of redemption, attempting to regain her identity after her reputation is tattered after a accusing her superior of sexual misconduct. At a crossroads, she finds herself accepting an offer by Mayor Grey to became the new LAPD chief. Thomas Sadowski (The Newsroom) also stars in the series Mayor Grey. Comedian Vladimir Caamaño (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore), Michael Chernus (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify). Academy Award nominated screenwriter Paul Attansio (Quiz Show, Donnie Brasco) created the series. He’s also worked on TV shows such as House and Bull. Tommy is just another series to come out in the post-MeToo movement that directly addresses those issues, except switching out the entertainment industry for law enforcement.
“Tommy” is now airing on CBS.