Tony Nominee Jon Michael Hill Is One of Motown's Finest in Next Gig

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No sooner had Jon Michael Hill said, "Goodbye, Chicago — Hello, New York," than he has to move to Detroit. "He's living here right now," said agent Steve Stone, "but he's relocating to Detroit for six to nine months, depending on how long the show goes."


The “show” is ABC’s new fall crime series, “Detroit 187,” which, true to its title, will be filmed there, the first-ever network series to be shot completely in Detroit. (The pilot was lensed in Atlanta.) It’ll revolve around the lives of a Detroit homicide unit (filmed in a documentary style, as previously reported on Playbill.com).

Hill, who contended for the Tony and the Outer Critics Circle Award and actually collected a Theatre World Award this month for his Broadway debut in Superior Donuts, will play the partner of Michael Imperioli, formerly of “The Sopranos.”

It being a cop show, James McDaniel is also aboard. In fact, “Detroit 187” will fill the Tuesday-at-10 slot once occupied by “NYPD Blue,” where McDaniel ruled the roost.

The cast will be called to the set for shooting July 7. View a preview of the series here.

— Harry Haun

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