Pilot Scoop: Chi McBride Uncovers Familiar Role in CBS' Golden Boy

Chi McBride is plotting a full-time return to TV with a role that’s right in his wheelhouse.

TV’s go-to gumshoe (Pushing Daisies, Human Target, etc.) has joined CBS’ Greg Berlanti-produced drama pilot Golden Boy as, you guessed it, a gruff detective.

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The potential series, penned by NYPD Blue vet Nicholas Wootton, tracks one cop’s meteoric rise from officer to detective to Police Commissioner. McBride would play Owen, the title character’s jaded partner.