Ryan Phillippe Pulls Out Of CBS Cop Drama
Posted on Wed Feb 22, 2012 01:47 PM PDT

RPhillippe032811_01_200.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Ryan Phillippe has pulled the plug on starring in a new CBS cop pilot, as sources confirm the feature actor was hesitant about making the commitment to a network drama series.

Phillippe, who is currently busy shooting for his role on the FX series Damages, would have been starring alongside Chi McBride, Kevin Alejandro, and Stella Maeve, but now producers are searching for his replacement.

This news comes on the heels of several film actors signing on to try their hand on the small screen, like Kevin Bacon in a Fox serial killer drama and Dennis Quaid in a CBS cowboy drama.

Phillippe's decision to pull out of the pilot, which was set to depict him as a cop moving up in the ranks, was amicable, according to FOX.