'Golden Boy's' Chi McBride on hanging out with Kristin Chenoweth and Prince

Chi McBride studies the menu intently. This is a man who enjoys his food and picks his drink even more carefully.Once the chicken sandwich and ale are chosen, he settles his massive frame into a leather chair to discuss playing a cop on CBS' "Golden Boy." The midseason drama, about the meteoric rise of a police commissioner, was not on the fall lineup at this writing.Talking as the Tuesday show was launching, McBride was hopeful but guarded. He would move his family to New York, where the show shoots, if it became a hit.McBride, 51, says he models his character, Detective Don Owen, after other actors who play cops whom he respects."I am a fan of 'NYPD Blue' and 'Law & Order,' " he tells Zap2it. "I have great affection for both because two guys -- [Dennis] Farina and [Dennis] Franz -- are two guys I will always be chasing. They are real cops."He has...



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