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Turner & Hooch Season 2 - What We Know So Far

Back in 1989, the original "Turner & Hooch" featured a police detective named Scott Turner (Tom Hanks) and a charismatic French mastiff, who teamed up to solve the murder of Hooch's owner. The buddy-cop film became a box-office hit: in fact, it did well enough to spawn a series pilot that turned into a straight-to-TV sequel — and, more than 30 years later, a 12-episode Disney+ TV series headlined by Josh Peck (via Deadline) as Scott Turner Jr. He's a U.S. Marshal, and also has a crime-fighting French mastiff named Hooch, given to him by his father. "Turner & Hooch" is part of the network's turn toward nostalgia-infused IPs that old fans can watch with their new families, like "Mighty Ducks: Game Changers."

During the course of the series, Turner and Hooch solve crimes as Scott learns more about his father's death and the case he was working on when he supposedly had a heart attack, which is a storyline that continues throughout the first season's episodes. The PG-style action show (there's plenty of gun violence) dropped its Season 1 finale on October 6, which begs the question: Will the series go on? Or is this it for the crime-fighting team of "Turner & Hooch"? Here's what we know.

When is the release date for Turner & Hooch Season 2?

Disney+ has not issued an official renewal for "Turner & Hooch" yet. As a streaming network, and a relatively new one at that, Disney has a less-than-transparent process for determining the ratings of its shows, and in some cases, fans don't know until afterward whether a show is meant to be a limited series with just one set of episodes, as "WandaVision" turned out to be, or if it might continue for multiple seasons.

With "Turner & Hooch," a renewal decision really could go either way. The show has received negative reviews from publications like The Hollywood Reporter and CNN, resulting in a somewhat mixed score from Rotten Tomatoes, which gave it a Tomatometer score of 57 percent. Fans seem to be enjoying it a lot more, though, as it has an audience score of 88 percent. If Disney+ does decide to renew it, the company might wait until Disney+ Day, which it has designated as a day of celebration, content releases, and sneak peeks. Disney+ Day is slated to take place on Friday, November 12. If you're waiting on tenterhooks to find out the fate of "Turner & Hooch," that's the date to put on your calendar. 

Who's in the cast of Turner & Hooch Season 2?

If "Turner & Hooch" gets renewed, you can expect a return of the five adorable French mastiffs that play Hooch. Their names are Arnie, Hammer, Obi, Cyd, and Mya, and each takes on a part of the role based on their skills and strengths. For example, Cyd is good at precision work while Hammer is the best at stunts, according to Deadline

The human cast of the show includes Josh Peck as Scott, Carra Patterson as his pregnant partner Jessica Baxter, Lyndsy Fonseca as Scott's sister Laura, and Vanessa Lengies as dog trainer (and romantic interest) Erica Mouniere. Brandon Jay McLaren and Anthony Ruivivar play U.S. Marshals that are part of Scott's workplace and team, and Jeremy Maguire is Scott's young nephew Matthew. 

Matt Nix ("Burn Notice") is the creator of the show, with Josh Levy ("Bones") as co-executive producer. "Turner & Hooch" is a 20th Century Fox TV production. Without an official renewal, it's hard to know which of these cast and crew members might return, though.

What is the plot of Turner & Hooch Season 2?

"Turner & Hooch" episodes were loosely tied together by the story arc focusing on Scott Sr.'s death, but all stand alone as mostly complete stories. During the course of the season, the newly-minted law enforcement duo runs into drug dealers, jewel thieves, counterfeit money, Scott's ex-girlfriend, and an illegal dogfighting ring, all while Scott and Hooch learn the ropes as a K9 unit and must deal with the politics and other issues surrounding that.

The end of the 12th episode did, in fact, provide some closure and a happy ending. We're talking a baby, a wedding, romantic sparks, new job prospects, and pup hijinks ... you get the picture. So, a new season would presumably continue the cases that the two buds embark on, perhaps with a new overarching mystery to solve. Unlike some other shows, which have ended on tense cliffhangers before getting canceled, "Turner & Hooch" currently offers a (mostly) complete experience. Hopefully, that doesn't mean it's the end.