Even though we're still in the early days of 2018, TV fans have already witnessed what may become the first breakout comedy of the year in Fox's airy comedy LA to Vegas. The raunchy new series is anchored by fun writing, goofy characters and a career-high performance from star Dylan McDermott, and we're pumped that the show has already upped the ante for future laughs. LA to Vegas has tapped veteran TV actor Don Johnson for the most perfect role, even if it's not a long-term one.
When Don Johnson taxis into LA to Vegas, it will unfortunately be for a guest-starring role, but it sounds like one crafted with the actor's talents in mind. Johnson will portray Jack Silver, the CEO of Jackpot Airlines. We'd expect anyone at the head of this maturity-lite company to reflect Jackpot Airlines accordingly, and it sounds like Jack Silver will fit the bill nicely. Johnson will show off his acting skills as a charismatic but egotistical tycoon, which means viewers will likely see him trying to woo women with his affluence. (He might need a lot of ones if he plans on flirting with Olivia Macklin's Nichole.)
Perhaps Jack's most telling trait is that his go-to life motto is "Underthink it," according to EW. Those are words that Dylan McDermott's Captain Dave would likely live by, so long as he didn't have to think about it too hard. We'll unfortunately be waiting a while longer to hear those words, as Don Johnson's episode won't be arriving on Fox until some point in April. Luckily, LA to Vegas' series premiere ratings were pretty solid, so we shouldn't need to worry about the comedy getting cancelled before that time.
Don Johnson has graced the small screen with his handsome face for almost 50 years, reaching a career apex with the 1980s cop drama Miami Vice. He followed that up with an extended stint as the titular authority on Nash Bridges, and he's spent his later years making some very interesting appearances on projects such as Eastbound & Down, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, Django Unchained and Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, among others. Most recently, he's starring opposite Nick Frost and Rupert Grint in the British comedy series Sick Note, and he plays the warden in the wildly violent feature Brawl in Cell Block 99.
Though we won't be running into Don Johnson's big bossman on LA to Vegas until April, fans can check out all-new episodes on Fox every Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. ET. Thankfully, there are tons of other new and returning comedies and dramas on the way, and you can mark them all down using our midseason premiere schedule.
Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.
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