Michael Imperioli

Michael Imperioli may be heading back to ABC.

The Sopranos alum has signed on to play the lead in 187 Detroit, a new drama pilot that offers a real but sometimes humorous look at Detroit's top homicide division through the cameras of a fictitious documentary crew, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Imperioli will play Fitch, a smart, tough veteran detective known for his near-perfect record of closing cases and putting murderers behind bars.

Imperioli most recently starred on another ABC cop drama, the short-lived Life on Mars remake.