Don Johnson Takes Lead Role in Michael Patrick King's 'Mann's World' Pilot

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NBC's dramedy centers on playboy hair salon owner struggling to stay relevant in his advanced years.

Don Johnson has been cast in the lead role of NBC's drama pilot, A. Mann's World. The former Nash Bridges and Miami Vice star will play Allan Mann, a Beverly Hills hairdresser and salon owner in the vein of Warren Beatty in Shampoo who, now in his '50s, struggles to stay relevant.

As previously reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Johnson had been heavily courted for the project.

The show will explore men's struggle with aging, a businessman's refusal to give up and his decision to expand his business while supporting three families.

Taylor Kinney of The Vampire Diaries has also been cast in the Warner Bros. Television project, executive produced by Sex and the City's Michael Patrick King. King is also the pilot's writer and director.