Don Johnson cast in NBC's hairstylist drama pilot

Don-Johnson_240.jpg Image Credit: Steve Granitz/ Another veteran star could be returning to TV this fall: Don Johnson has landed the lead role in NBC’s drama pilot A Mann’s World.

The story follows a straight Beverly Hills hairdresser and salon owner (Johnson) who’s described as “much like Warren Beatty’s character in the feature Shampoo” and is now in his 50s, struggling to stay young and relevant in a place where looks are everything. The show will explore men’s struggle with aging, the salon owner refusing to pack in it in, instead choosing to expand his business while juggling three families.”

Produced by Warner Bros., the project is from Sex and the City creator Michael Patrick King. The Miami Vice star had a small role in HBO’s Eastbound and Down last year and was last in a regular TV series in 2005’s Just Legal.

Taylor Kinney (Vampire Diaries) has also been cast as a young and hip stylist in the pilot.

Also on the pilot front, EW can exclusively report that 24 and Swingtown star Lana Parrilla has been cast in ABC’s fantasy Once Upon a Time pilot in the intriguingly titled role “Evil Queen/Mayor Regina.” And: Frances O’Connor has been cast in Marc Cherry’s ABC drama pilot, Hallelujah.


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  • Brea

    This could be the least be the least interesting headline I’ve ever read on this site. OR is it the most intriguing? Hmm.

  • Joe

    As usual, whenever Hollywood makes films about ballet or hairstying, they either inexplicably make everyone heterosexual or a raging heterosexual. Why can’t someone have the balls to create a scripted show about an actual gay hairstyist?

    • Kara

      Be careful what you ask for. I’m sure they’ll include the stereotypical gay stylist for laughs. Heaven forbid the gay character be 3 dimensional.

  • Eunice

    Did they really have to addendum the word “straight” to hairstylist? Do people really think that every single hairstylist in the world, every last one, is gay? Why not just say “Don Johnson plays a hairstylist juggling three families and a crazy love life ” or whatever, which would implicitly mean he is hetero…

    • Clark

      …because gay people never have families or “crazy love lives”?
      Eunice, may I introduce you to the 21st Century?

  • Ryan

    Actually I don’t jump to the conclusion that male barbers are all gay, but male hairstylists? Yes, sorry that’s a big statistic. And in this day and age, saying he’s juggling three families doesn’t quite mean he’s straight

    • Tom

      “A big statistic”? Really? Please direct us to the link in which we have the actual statistic, the actual numbers in black and white that prove that 100 % of hairstylists are gay. Don’t worry, I can wait.

  • Alan of Montreal

    I wondered what happened to Frances O’Connor. Glad she’s found work

  • Buffy Freak

    I am so tired of these cutesy “pun” titles…

  • delta

    Finally Don is back. He has fans from Miami Vice that have waited for him. We love the Don!

  • delta

    why are folks talking about gay? I’m saying give us back Don Johnson gay or whatever!

    • Sylvia Klaus

      I’m delighted to hear that Don Johnson will be back on TV — can’t wait to see the new show!

  • Vince

    Sounds like a bore

  • DotDotDot

    Boy that just does not sound good.

  • jay

    NBC has nowhere to go but down

  • Kirk

    It will be good to see don johnson back on tv im a big miami vice fan, and hey mayb they will put his pal philip michael thomas on as a guest star that wud b cool, but what wud even b cooler if they did a miami vice reunion movie!!!!

  • sunny

    America loves Don Johnson! We loved him in Miami Vice along with the other stars and co stars….some of us even liked “Heart Beat” too! Don–come back to us and do your thing… gorgeous man, you!

  • cindy edwards

    I keep hearing about this new series..WHEN can we expect it? I love “The Don” .. let’s get It’s a Manns world going!!!

  • Dottie

    I can’t wait to see the Don…He’s always been my favorite actor and always will be…

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