Credit: Hanks: Sylvain Gaboury/PR Photos; Whitford: Anthony G. Moore/PR Photos

I don’t want to start watching another cop show, but it looks like I might have to: Colin Hanks has been cast alongside Bradley Whitford in an upcoming Fox cop “action comedy” from Matt Nix, creator of Burn Notice. Hanks will play an “ambitious, by-the-book detective” while Josh Lyman Whitford will be a “a drunken, lecherous, wild-card cop who hangs onto his job only because of a heroic act years before,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Does this sound a little hokey? Maybe. But Burn Notice can sound sort of lame, and that show’s a lot of fun. Mostly, though, I’m stoked to see Whitford as a decrepit sack of grumpiness and Hanks as a softie. Gird your LiveJournals, fan fic writers! Something tells me there’s a lot of slash fiction heading our way once Jack and Dan debuts.

Are you aboard my enthusiasm train, PopWatchers?

Photo credits: Hanks: Sylvain Gaboury/PR Photos; Whitford: Anthon