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I, Robot Actor Chi McBride’s 5 Best TV Shows That’ll Hook You From The Start

If you’re a fan of action and drama, Chi McBride’s TV shows are a must-watch. Explore the tropical investigations with ‘Hawaii Five-0’ or the adrenaline-fueled world of ‘Human Target,’ and you won’t be disappointed.

‘I, Robot’s Chi McBride is known as a ‘character actor‘ in films, but he also has a career in television where he had starring roles in various series. In this list, we present you five of his best TV shows that promise an engaging start-to-finish experience.

5. Golden Boy – IMDb: 7.2

Golden Boy‘ is an American crime drama that aired from February 26 to May 14, 2013. Created by Nicholas Wootton, the series earned an IMDb rating of 7.2. McBride takes on the role of Don Owen, a seasoned partner of Clark who is two years from retirement. Despite its one-season run, ‘Golden Boy’ received positive reviews, with a Metascore of 63 out of 100 on Metacritic. The Wall Street Journal’s Dorothy Rabinowitz noted its intelligent plots and nuanced dialogue.

4. Boston Public – IMDb: 7.3

From October 2000 to January 2004, ‘Boston Public‘ brought Chi McBride into the TV as Principal Steven Harper. Created by David E. Kelley, the series explores the dynamics of Winslow High School in the Boston Public Schools district. With an IMDb rating of 7.3, the show received a total of 31 award nominations, winning 8.

3. Hawaii Five-0 – IMDb: 7.4

In ‘Hawaii Five-0,‘ an action-packed police procedural series, Chi McBride plays Captain Lou Grover. Premiering on September 20, 2010, the show garnered an IMDb rating of 7.4. ‘Hawaii Five-0’ received praise for its modern take on the original series and concluded its run on April 3, 2020. It also held the Guinness World Record for the Highest-Rated New Show in the U.S. in 2012.

2. Human Target – IMDb: 7.7

Human Target,‘ an American action drama, saw Chi McBride as Detective Laverne Winston. Airing on Fox from January 2010 to May 2011, the series scored an IMDb rating of 7.7. Known for its thrilling action sequences and a mix of comedy, ‘Human Target’ garnered positive reviews. The second season, with an 88% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, added central female characters as well.

1. Pushing Daisies – IMDb: 8.4

Topping our list is the critically acclaimed ‘Pushing Daisies,‘ a comedy-drama that aired from October 3, 2007, to June 13, 2009. In the series, Chi McBride portrayed Emerson Cod, a private investigator. Created by Bryan Fuller, the show is lauded for its unusual visual style, fast-paced dialogue, and quirky characters. Pushing Daisies received 17 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, winning 7, and was voted first in Esquire’s ‘TV Reboot Tournament’ in 2015.

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