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The Commish/The Commissioner's Ball

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The Commissioner's Ball
Season 1, Episode 10
Airdate December 7, 1991
Production Number 34107
Teleplay by Stephen J. Cannell
Story by Stephen J. Cannell &
Anthony J. Schembri
Directed by Tucker Gates
Produced by John Peter Kousakis
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The Commissioner's Ball is the tenth episode of the first season of The Commish.

Starring: Michael Chiklis (Commissioner Tony Scali), Theresa Saldana (Rachel Scali), Kaj-Erik Eriksen (David Scali), Geoffrey Nauffts (Officer Stan Kelly)

Guest Stars: Ron Frazier (Dr. Saberhagen), Gina Belafonte (Carmela Pagan), Linda Darlow (Mayor Louise Hinton), Alex Bruhanski (Irv Wallerstein), Nicholas Lea (Ricky Caruso), Malcolm Stewart (Art Clark), Phil Peters (Bill Frawley)

and Kimberly Scott (Lucille)

Co-Starring: Harriet Leider (Conchetta Moran), Jay Brazeau (Aaron Hoyle), Alan C. Peterson (Mike (Roadblock) Torio)

Featuring: Gillian Barber (Dr. Sheila West), Deryl Hayes (Clayton Marshall), William Samples (Dr. Leland Tassey), Barry Rector (Lud Freeman), Milton Murrill (Chief Leonard Riley)


Plot Overview

A serial killer stalks homeless men, and Tony becomes suspicious of the town's Medical Examiner. Also, he's been assigned to oversee the Commissioner's Ball, an event that unites the police Commissioners of several cities, but he's not prepared for the headaches that go along with the duty.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Tony Schembri, who co-developed the story with series producer Stephen J. Cannell, is the real-life inspiration for the Tony Scali character.

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments