The actor will star as a passionate defense attorney in the CBS pilot It seems a new CBS pilot has found one of its title characters. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jim Belushi has signed on to star in the pilot Defenders.

Belushi will play one of two Las Vegas defense attorneys who both passionately defend their clients. Belushi's character, Nick Mancini, also has a marriage on the rocks at home and issues with alcohol abuse as well.

Niels Mueller and Kevin Kennedy wrote the pilot script, which Davis Guggenheim will direct. Belushi most recently starred on the ABC comedy According to Jim, which ended its eight-season run last year.