*Chi McBride has been cast in the new CBS ensemble drama “Golden Boy” which follows one cop’s meteoric rise from officer to detective to police commissioner, notes The Hollywood Reporter.

McBride will play the gruff Detective Don Owen, who becomes the partner of the young, ambitious police officer who rises quickly through the departmental ranks — maybe too quickly — after breaking up a major drug ring and becoming a hero.

Nicholas Wootton, who got his start as a young writer on NYPD Blue, will pen the project and executive produce alongside Greg Berlanti for Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

McBride most recently appeared on “Suits,” “Hawthorne” and “How I Met Your Mother.” His series credits include “Human Target,” “Boston Public” and “Pushing Daisies.”