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Back in October, it was revealed that Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town) was developing a pilot for a TV series based upon the action buddy comedy franchise Rush Hour, and now it has been announced that CBS has placed a pilot order.
The series will follow a similar plot to the first movie – albeit without Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker – with Entertainment Weekly stating that the pilot will revolve around “a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer who is assigned to a case in Los Angeles, where he’s forced to work with a cocky African-American Lapd officer who has no interest in a partner.”
As well as Rush Hour, CBS has also placed orders for family man comedy Joe Time, and Super Clyde, which was originally intended to feature Rupert Grint as a fast food worker who comes into money and decides to put it to good use fighting crime. »
- Gary Collinson
CBS has ordered a pilot for the new TV series Rush Hour, based on the blockbuster movie franchise starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. CBS issued a pilot commitment back in October, with the potential TV series now moving forward to produce the pilot episode. Bill Lawrence, who created Scrubs and Cougar Town, wrote the pilot script, which centers on an arrogant Los Angeles detective who teams up with a by-the-book Hong Kong cop after he is assigned to a case in L.A.
Bill Lawrence revealed earlier this month that the show will feature a new plot that is much different from the movie trilogy, but will feature the same kinds of characters. The actor who will take over the Lee character, originally played by Jackie Chan, will be a martial artist, but the series creator added that he may just find the right actor who doesn't have martial »
Films based on TV shows; TV shows based on films. The door swings both ways I suppose. CBS has given a pilot order to "Rush Hour," which will be, of course, based on the feature film of the same name, which gave birth to a trilogy of movies starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan The potential series was first announced last October, when director Brett Ratner revealed that he was teaming up with the makers of "Cougar Town" for a new one-hour TV comedy series that will be based on the "Rush Hour" films he directed. Although, at the time, it didn't have a home. Now CBS has apparently stepped up and claimed it! Expected to follow a similar »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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 »
- Alex Maidy
CBS has ordered a pilot for Rush Hour.
The story will follow a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer who is partnered with a cocky local Lapd officer, who has no interest in working with a partner.
Lawrence recently described the show as: "New plot, same characters, a little younger, a little different, fish out of water. It's a cool script. I'm psyched about it."
Three Rush Hour movies starring Chan and Tucker were released between 1998 and 2007.
CBS has also ordered two other comedy pilots, Super Clyde and Joe Time.
Joe Time chronicles a man who »
CBS picked up three projects Monday, ordering comedy pilots from “My Name Is Earl” and “Raising Hope” creator Greg Garcia and “Modern Family” executive producer Bill Wrubel. On the drama side, the network has greenlit a pilot for a television adaptation of the New Line Cinema film franchise “Rush Hour.”
Like the film, the pilot is about a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer who finds himself partnered with a cocky Lapd officer after he’s assigned to a case in Los Angeles. »
- Jason Hughes
CBS has its eye on yet another odd couple for the 2015-2016 TV season.
CBS’ logline for the project is as follows: “A stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer is assigned to a case in Los Angeles where he’s forced to work with a cocky African-American Lapd officer who has no interest in a partner. »
The Warner Bros. TV pilot was written by comedy vets Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick. “Rush Hour” director Brett Ratner and producer Arthur Sarkissian are exec producing with Lawrence, McCormick and Jeff Ingold of Lawrence’s Doozer Prods. banner.
With comedy writers at the helm CBS’ spin on “Rush Hour” is sure to keep to the comedic tone of the original 1998 New Line feature about a stoic Hong Kong police officer assigned to work a case in Los Angeles with a cocky local cop who has no interest in a partner. The success of the first installment spawned “Rush Hour 2″ in 2001 and “Rush Hour 3″ in 2007.
CBS’ has dabbled in similar waters before. Two years ago it won the bidding for a new incarnation of “Beverly Hills Cop” produced »
- Cynthia Littleton
Well, CBS did officially pick up the rumored Rush Hour comedy. The popular movie franchise was once a hot item between Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. However, the popularity fell last decade and it looks like CBS hopes to breathe in new life to it. Blake McCormick and Bill Lawrence will be working on it, along with the franchise’s Brett Ratner. No word on casting yet or when they will aim to premier it. Here is what they did release about their concept when the news was confirmed.
A stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer is assigned to a case in Los Angeles where he’s forced to work with a cocky African-American Lapd officer who has no interest in a partner
This will be interesting to see how they will build it. The last movie came out almost 10 years ago and you never really hear anymore about Jackie or Chris. »
- Sarah Peel
Despite many movie fans denouncing any kind of remake, reboot or spinoff, the Rush Hour franchise is being revived in the shape of a spinoff TV series. Many shuddered when the small screen reboot was announced last year, as the news arrived during a season where it seemed as if every other day a random movie was plucked from history and placed in the reboot pile. This attempt at resurrecting a perfectly-fine-dead property does possess a winning factor, however, in producer Bill Lawrence.
Known as the creator of cult series’ Scrubs and Cougar Town, Lawrence jumped aboard the project with his Doozer Productions banner in tow to oversee the show. This updated version of Rush Hour will share a similar premise with the original trilogy of movies, but with a modern edge. Also tackling the writing duties on the one-hour series, Lawrence has begun the process of inking out the »
- Gem Seddon
One of the many, many film-based TV series in development is Rush Hour, which received a pilot commitment from CBS last fall. We’ve known that the basic premise would remain unchanged from the 1998 film, which starred Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, but now executive producer Bill Lawrence has a few more details to share […]
- Angie Han
Back in September, we reported that Rush Hour director Brett Ratner is teaming up with Cougar Town creators Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick for a TV show based on the hit movie franchise. Just a few weeks later, the project received a pilot commitment from CBS, although we haven't heard much more about the potential series since then. While promoting his new NBC comedy Undateable, Bill Lawrence revealed that the series will revolve around the same characters as the movie franchise, Detective Carter (Chris Tucker), an L.A. cop, and Lee (Jackie Chan) a Hong Kong inspector, who join forces. Naturally, the characters will be re-cast, with Bill Lawrence adding that the show revolves around a new story.
"New plot, same characters, a little younger, a little different, fish out of water. It's a cool script. I'm psyched about it."
He added that the Lee character will still be skilled in martial arts, »
We started this website back in 2007, and since then, the names of some sequels seem to come up with reasonable regularity, albeit with no sign of the film itself. And in the time we've been going, yet more names have added themselves to the list of follow-ups that are seemingly stuck in development hell.
With the new Ghostbusters film set to escape and become a real thing in the next year or two, here's just a sample of the other projects struggling to get off the ground (with one or two edging closer to a greenlight than others...)
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13 items from 2015
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