The series starred Michael Chiklis as Tony Scali, a police commissioner in a small upstate New York town who worked through problems with humor and creativity more often than with violence or force. Theresa Saldana pla...展开yed Rachel Scali, Tony's wife, and Kaj-Erik Eriksen played their teen-aged son, David. Also living with the family in the first season was Rachel's freeloading brother, Arnie Metzger, played by (David Paymer). A daughter, Sarah, played by twins Justine and Dayna Cornborough, was born to Tony and Rachel in the second season. The show focused as much on family situations as on police drama. The series often dealt with a wide range of topical social issues such as racism, homophobia, drug addiction, disabilities, child abuse, illegal immigrants, and sexual harassment. The series lasted five years.