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CBS has announced that it has cancelled Rush Hour, the TV adaptation of the hit action-comedy franchise, which will come to an end this month after just one season.
Rush Hour premiered as a midseason show in March but has struggled in the ratings, pulling in a 1.2 and six million viewers. There are two episodes left to air, with the final set to be be broadcast next Thursday, May 26th.
- Gary Collinson
It's the end of the road for Rush Hour. According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has cancelled the series after one season.
Based on the popular film franchise with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, Rush Hour stars Justin Hires as an Lapd detective who teams up with a detective from Hong Kong (Jon Foo). Wendie Malick, Aimee Garcia, and Page Kennedy also star.
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Freshman drama Rush Hour won’t be returning to CBS for a sophomore run, after the network confirmed plans to quietly cancel the action spinoff after its inaugural season.
Initially pitched as a reimagining of the feature film series of the same name – which began life in 1997, starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan – CBS’ small-screen rendition of Rush Hour struggled to garner any sense of momentum since it first debuted earlier in 2016. It’ll continue airing until the end of the season, where Justin Hires and Jon Foo play the parts of Detective James Carter and Chief Inspector Lee, respectively.
Alas, middling reviews and low ratings effectively sealed the network’s decision, and it’s understood CBS had been shopping around the series in an attempt to find a home prior to today’s cancellation. It appears that Rush Hour‘s fate has been sealed though and, after just a brief spell on TV, »
- Michael Briers
CBS has cancelled freshman drama “Rush Hour,” Variety has learned.
Based on the film franchise starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, “Rush Hour” starred Jon Foo as a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong and Justin Hires as a maverick Lapd detective who were forced to partner together. Despite the 1998 film and its two sequels grossing nearly $900 million in the U.S. and Canada, the TV adaptation failed to catch on with audiences after bowing at midseason in the Thursday timeslot previously occupied by another odd couple procedural, “Elementary.”
“Rush Hour” held fairly steady following its debut, but was low-rated out of the gate on Thursdays. The series has averaged a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.6 million total viewers in Live+3 estimates from Nielsen. Seven episodes of the show have aired so far, and the series may finish airing its freshman run, but will not return for Season 2.
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- Laura Prudom
CBS has canceled “Rush Hour” after one season, TheWrap has learned. The TV adaptation of the film series starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan will not return to the network’s schedule next season. Developed by Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick, the series starred Justin Hires and Jon Foo, as well as Aimee Garcia, Page Kennedy and Wendie Malick. Also Read: CBS Renews 'Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,' 'Odd Couple' The news comes a few hours after the network announced renewals for four series: “Code Black,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” “The Odd Couple” and “Undercover Boss.” The »
- Reid Nakamura
Carter and Lee’s crime-fighting days are over; CBS is not moving forward with a second season of Rush Hour, TVLine has learned.
Related2016 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
Based on the 1998 Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker film of the same name, CBS’ procedural starred Justin Hires and Jon Foo as a pair of polar-opposite detectives — James Carter and Jonathan Lee, respectively — forced to partner up on the mean streets of Los Angeles.
Late last week, we got a hell of a Trailer for what could be a major Oscar player this year. The film in question? Well, it’s none other than Ang Lee’s upcoming take on Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. I’ve read this book and can vouch for it as a quality drama, though not one that I’d initially have pegged as a Lee project. Still, in some ways that only makes this transition from book to film even more interesting. Lee has an incredible visual eye and can elevate the prose to something even more cinematic. The potential here for the movie is rather endless, with the Trailer in question doing nothing to not make me assume this is a huge contender. You can see it below, but first…some discussion is in order. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Ben Fountain. »
- Joey Magidson
Not to be outdone by all the Cannes buzz starting this week, we have our first teaser trailer for Oscar hopeful Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. Ang Lee follows up his Oscar winning Life of Pi with this film about a young veteran's Victory Tour after fighting in Iraq. Like Pi, his new work blends a flashback narrative with technical wizardry: Lee utilized a high frame rate to create hyperreal action, aiming to create unprecidentally real 3D.
Let's break down the highs, lows and inbetweens of the first look:
- Chris Feil
Michael Jackson and Prince competed for chart space at the height of the MTV era of the '80s and '90s, and remained rivals for the rest of their lives. In a new interview airing this week on The Graham Norton Show, Will.i.am tells Norton about the time he brought the two late pop stars together - and witnessed their rivalry firsthand. The TV presenter and singer remembered inviting Jackson to a show in Las Vegas. "Michael called, asking if he could come and what time it started," Will.i.am said. "When I told him nine, he said, 'Oh rats, »
- Simon Perry, @SPerryPeoplemag
This morning we brought you the first image from Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, and now the official trailer has arrived online, which you can watch below after the official synopsis…
Three-time Academy Award® winner Ang Lee brings his extraordinary vision to Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel. The film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad – contrasting the realities of the war with America’s perceptions. The film also stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, with Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin. »
- Amie Cranswick
Last month, exhibitors and fans were given the first glimpse at Sony Pictures' upcoming drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, ahead of its November 11 release date. For those who weren't in attendance at the convention, the studio has released the first trailer for all to see, showcasing one soldier's harrowing journey, both at home and fighting abroad. The trailer gives us our first look at Joe Alwyn, who makes his feature film debut in this adaptation.
Director Ang Lee brings his extraordinary vision to Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel. The film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the »
"Your story, Billy, no longer belongs to you." Sony Pictures has unveiled the first official trailer for Ang Lee's adaptation of the book Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, which is an emotional story of a soldier recounting his days in the Iraq war. Ang Lee shot this in 120Fps and in 3D, but this trailer is only in 2D at regular framerates (because right now most people still hate Hfr). Joe Alwyn stars as Billy Lynn, and the cast includes Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Garrett Hedlund, Steve Martin, Chris Tucker and many others. As good as this looks, I have to say - I probably wouldn't be that into this if it weren't for Ang Lee, as I trust him quite a bit. Also - seeing Vin Diesel in this reminds me of Saving Private Ryan, in a good way. Here's the first official trailer fro Ang Lee's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, »
- Alex Billington
An infantryman recounts the final hours before he and his fellow soldiers return to Iraq. The new movie stars Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin, Chris Tucker, and Ben Platt. Directed by Ang Lee. “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” hits theaters on November 11.
The post Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Gets A New Teaser Trailer appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Rudie Obias
Ang Lee gives us a brutally honest look at war and heroism in his latest film.
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, based on the novel by Ben Fountain, tells the story of 19-year-old war hero who survives battle in Iraq and is brought home for a victory tour. Through flashback, it contrasts American's perception of what Billy went through, and what he actually experienced. The film will be scripted by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire).
The film promises to be a profound mediation on our perception of heroism, and there isn't really a more sensitive and careful director to take on that challenge, as Lee is the man responsible for films including Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi. The film has an interesting ensemble cast, which includes Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Steve Martin, and newcomer Joe Alwyn. »
- Adriana Floridia
Written by Jean-Christophe Castelli based on Ben Fountain’s bestselling debut novel, the film follows 19-year-old private Billy Lynn who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, return home temporarily for a victory tour after surviving an Iraq battle.
The harrowing trailer alternates between footage of the Iraq War and a celebration of the soldiers at an Alabama State Hornets football game on Thanksgiving Day.
The film, which also stars Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin, reveals through flashbacks what really happened to the squad — a stark contrast with America’s perception of the war.
“‘Billy Lynn’ is a story of love, courage and devotion,” Lee said in a statement on Wednesday after »
- Maane Khatchatourian
TriStar Pictures has released the first trailer for Ang Lee's "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" opening in cinemas on November 11th. Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin also star.
The story effectively unfolds in real time and unfolds from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour.
Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad – contrasting the realities of the war with America's perceptions.
Lee shot the film in 4K 3D with an ultra-high frame rate (120fps) for the first time in film history - it's so advanced that only a handful of cinemas are said to be capable of projecting it. »
- Garth Franklin
Ang Lee reached the top of the mountain again in 2012 when his last film, Life Of Pi, was a critical smash that sparked the imaginations of fans and fellow filmmakers alike. Jon Favreau credited the film with inspiring him to make the current global hit The Jungle Book. Lee, who has a resumé that also includes beloved films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Brokeback Mountain, looks to be at it again with Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.
The film seemingly takes place entirely in the mind of its titular character, as he walks across the field during a halftime celebration at a football game. In the trailer below, you'll see how we start in the present and then, as he takes his first steps, we go into a series of flashbacks that explain how he got here, and why this walk is so monumental.
Here's the official teaser trailer »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
After pushing the technological envelope and nabbing an Oscar with “Life Of Pi,” Ang Lee is back and once again ready to bring cinema another step forward into the future. This time around he’s going for mega-realism, shooting his forthcoming “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” at 120 frames-per-second. But as always, none of this matters […]
The post Watch: First Trailer For Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ With Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel & Steve Martin appeared first on The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
We recently praised his last feature, Life of Pi, as one of the greatest films based on supposedly “unfilmable” novels and for his next film, Ang Lee is once again pushing technology forward with another adaptation. This fall we’ll see his take on Ben Fountain‘s Iraq War novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, with a script by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire). The drama follows a teenage soldier who survives a battle in Iraq and then is brought home for a victory lap before returning, and the first trailer has landed today.
While one can’t see it on their computer screens, Lee has shot the film at 120 frames per second in 4K and native 3D, giving it unprecedented clarity for a feature film. “Billy Lynn is a story of love, courage and devotion,” the director tells USA Today. “It’s the story of a young man learning his place in the world, »
- Jordan Raup
The film, which is based on Ben Fountain’s award-winning 2012 novel of the same name, follows the titular Billy Lynn and a squad of soldiers who are hailed as heroes upon their return home from the Iraq war. Their achievements on the battlefield land them a spot at the Thanksgiving football game halftime show where a series of flashbacks reveal the squad’s story.
In a statement made to Entertainment Weekly, Lee said, “Billy Lynn is a story of love, courage, and devotion. It’s the story of a young man learning his place in the world, and of the special brotherhood among men at arms, the depths of their bonds, and the sacrifices they make.”
Lee’s last directorial effort, »
- Justin Cook
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