Don Johnson in talks to star in ABC comedy

8:21 PM PST 03/25/2010 by Nellie Andreeva, AP

Steve Talley also lands a lead role in 'Southern Discomfort'

Don Johnson is in negotiations to topline ABC's comedy pilot "Southern Discomfort."

Additionally, Steve Talley has landed a lead role in the project.

"Discomfort" centers on a tough, hard-core conservative Texan (Johnson) whose life is turned upside down when his grown kids move back in.

Talley, repped by Gersh and Lighthouse, will play the eldest son, a slacker who kissed off a baseball scholarship to pursue writing.

It marks the return of another veteran series star to the network fold this pilot season. Johnson, who toplined the Eye's long-running "Nash Bridges," joins longtime "Magnum P.I." star Tom Selleck, who has signed as the lead in CBS' untitled Burgess/Green drama pilot.

Johnson, repped by Gersh and Untitled, recently appeared in the feature "When in Rome."
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