Former NBA superstar and current Inside the NBA analyst Shaquille O’Neal is set to head to the small screen as a guest star on tonight’s episode of Southland, TNT’s popular hour-long police drama. Noting that Southland is one of his “favorite shows“, Shaq will channel his acting prowess as Officer Earl Dayton––a cop who knows veteran Officer John Cooper (played by Michael Cudlitz) from their days at the academy.
Having the prior off-screen experience as a reserve officer with both the Miami Beach and the Port of Los Angeles police as an effective foundation to build upon, will this acting role be the impetus that Shaq needs to become sworn in at yet another police department?
Only time will tell…. In the meantime, check out tonight’s Southland episode at 10/9C on TNT to see officer Shaq in action.
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