Pilot News: Michael Chiklis Goes for Uncensored Laughs As Star of CBS Comedy

Michael Chiklis will be Vince Uncensored in a CBS half-hour comedy pilot produced by Conan O’Brien, Deadline reports.

Penned by veteran sitcom scribe Phoef Sutton (Cheers), Vince revolves around a man who, in the wake of a life-changing experience, adopts a more honest approach to life, work and family.

An Emmy winner for his work on The Shield, Chiklis was heavily courted this pilot season, particularly by CBS. Given the staggered production timetables for drama versus comedy pilots, going for laughs was the best bet given his time commitment to ABC’s No Ordinary Family, says Deadline.

Vince Uncensored is in second position to bubble show No Ordinary Family, which struck its sets on the Disney lot this week to make room for a Producers Guild conference.