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CBS orders Rush Hour series pilot from Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence

01.27.2015

Despite not bringing BEVERLY HILLS COP to the small screen, CBS instead will move forward with a RUSH HOUR series from SCRUBS creator Bill Lawrence and film director Brett Ratner. We first heard about the RUSH HOUR series back in September, but now CBS has committed to a pilot for the show. Where BEVERLY HILLS COP served as a sequel series to the Eddie Murphy movies, RUSH HOUR will act as a reboot and follow the first RUSH HOUR movie with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.

Staying close to the premise of the original movie, the show centers on a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer (played in the features by Chan) assigned to a case in Los Angeles, where he’s forced to work with a cocky black LAPD officer (originally played by Tucker) who has no interest in a partner.

CBS is home to a large number of procedural type series like ELEMENTARY, NCIS, CSI, and HAWAII FIVE-O, so RUSH HOUR will have to rely on a strong comic element to keep itself apart from the pack. It would probably be asking too much to have Tucker or Chan appear on the series, but you can always use them for stunt-casting should the show make it to the airwaves.

RUSH HOUR was fun the first couple of times but then began to feel repetitive. I have a sneaking suspicion that the RUSH HOUR series could go the same way. It will really depend on the chemistry between the leads. If Lawrence and Ratner aim for the same dynamic of fast-talking American cop and martial arts-savvy Chinese cop, this may just feel like a retread of the same old thing.

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Source: Deadline

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5:55PM on 01/27/2015

Short answer: no

Long answer: &*$&^*$(%& no.
Long answer: &*$&^*$(%& no.
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12:52PM on 01/27/2015
" It would probably be asking too much
to have Tucker or Chan appear on
the series "

Haha! Chris Tucker (Who doesn't seem to be doing much these days) MOST definetly would jump at the chance but Jackie Chan, well, only if the price is right otherwise no deal.

Just get Nate Parker and Ken Jeong and call it a day!
" It would probably be asking too much
to have Tucker or Chan appear on
the series "

Haha! Chris Tucker (Who doesn't seem to be doing much these days) MOST definetly would jump at the chance but Jackie Chan, well, only if the price is right otherwise no deal.

Just get Nate Parker and Ken Jeong and call it a day!
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11:40AM on 01/27/2015

Thomas Lennon teams up with Mathew Perry who plays Mr. Yunioshi...

Ugh. I can see the commercials now. One good cop (Dangle) gets assigned a new partner from across the globe (Perry as Mr. Yunioshi). They are quite the odd couple...

Oh shit, nvmd that is really happening. Minus the racist stuff. Actually, it's CBS, the racist stuff stays.
Ugh. I can see the commercials now. One good cop (Dangle) gets assigned a new partner from across the globe (Perry as Mr. Yunioshi). They are quite the odd couple...

Oh shit, nvmd that is really happening. Minus the racist stuff. Actually, it's CBS, the racist stuff stays.
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11:24AM on 01/27/2015
I don't think this will work because I thought what made the films much better then they actaully could be was the chemistry between Tucker and Chan. I don't think they'll be able to duplicate the chemistry as well with a new duo.
I don't think this will work because I thought what made the films much better then they actaully could be was the chemistry between Tucker and Chan. I don't think they'll be able to duplicate the chemistry as well with a new duo.
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11:18AM on 01/27/2015
It will probably end up as bad as CBS's first attempt at a "Rush Hour style" series, Martial Law. Factor in Ratner and the stench starts to rise.
It will probably end up as bad as CBS's first attempt at a "Rush Hour style" series, Martial Law. Factor in Ratner and the stench starts to rise.
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11:13AM on 01/27/2015

I'll just copy and paste what I wrote when this was announced.

On the bright side, the show could live up to the movies in terms of action because it was mostly martial arts, unlike most shows based on action media where the budgets have limits. But none of this will matter without Jackie Chan & Chris Tucker. It wouldn't even be a franchise in the 1st place if they hadn't starred in the 1st movie.
On the bright side, the show could live up to the movies in terms of action because it was mostly martial arts, unlike most shows based on action media where the budgets have limits. But none of this will matter without Jackie Chan & Chris Tucker. It wouldn't even be a franchise in the 1st place if they hadn't starred in the 1st movie.
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