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‘Rush Hour’ Producer Bill Lawrence Clashes With Reporter Over Racial Stereotypes

12 January 2016 1:13 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Things got testy during the “Rush Hour” panel at CBS’s Television Critics Association press junket on Tuesday. When NPR reporter Eric Deggans, a high-profile member of the National Association of Black Journalists, criticized the TV adaptation’s pilot for what he saw as perpetuating racial stereotypes, executive producer Bill Lawrence blasted the “very negative” question. Deggans noted the criticism the “Rush Hour” movies received for their stereotypical lead characters — “the wise-cracking black guy and the Asian guy with kung-fu skills” — and said, “Watching the pilot, I see that you haven’t done much to change those archetypes. And at a time when. »

- Tony Maglio

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"Rush Hour" TV Series Gets A Trailer

11 January 2016 9:13 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first trailer has arrived for CBS' "Rush Hour," the TV series reboot of the Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker action comedy series. John Foo and Justin Hires take on the role of the Hong Kong detective and fast-talking Los Angeles cop respectively who are reluctantly partnered to take down dangerous criminals.

The original film's director Brett Ratner and "Scrubs" creator Bill Lawrence are producing with Jon Turteltaub ("National Treasure") helming the pilot. The trailer unfortunately is just not good, the casting in particular doesn't seem great while the trailer itself has a derivative feel. Hopefully it's only a bad promo, but we'll find out for ourselves when the series premieres March 31st.

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- Garth Franklin

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'Rush Hour' TV Show Trailer Reboots Jackie Chan Classic

11 January 2016 4:51 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With several TV shows starting to come back, several other midseason shows are about to debut in the coming weeks and months ahead. One of CBS' new shows will be quite familiar to many viewers. Rush Hour is based on the hit movie franchise which starred Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. Today, CBS has released the first trailer for the show, which will debut Thursday, March 31 at 10 Pm Et. The action-packed comedy series will anchor the network's Thursday night sitcom lineup, which includes The Big Bang Theory, Life in Pieces, Mom and Angel from Hell.

Rush Hour, a reimagining of the hit feature film franchise, is a buddy-cop drama about a maverick Lapd detective and a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong who knock heads when they are forced to partner together. Detective Lee (Jon Foo) is a reserved, honorable master martial artist with lightning-fast moves who comes to L.A. »

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‘Rush Hour’ Series Sets Premiere Date, CBS Shifts ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’

8 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

CBS has set the premiere date for the “Rush Hour” TV series and moved the premiere date of “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” the network announced Friday. “Rush Hour,” based on the buddy cop films starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, will premiere on March 31 at 10 p.m. Et. The series stars Justin Hires and Jon Foo as Det. Carter and Det. Lee, respectively. Brett Ratner, who directed all three “Rush Hour” movies, is executive producing along with Bill Lawrence, Blake McCormick, Jeff Ingold, Jon Turteltaub, Arthur Sarkissian, Toby Emmerich and Steve Franks. Also Read: 'Angel From Hell' »

- Joe Otterson

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CBS Midseason: 'Elementary' Displaces 'CSI: Cyber,' 'Rush Hour' Takes Over on Thursdays

8 January 2016 9:17 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

CBS is shaking things up for its midseason schedule and displacing CSI: Cyber from its schedule. The network announced Friday that Elementary will move from its Thursday home to Sundays, bumping CSI: Cyber and making room for the debut of its TV adaptation of Rush Hour. The move shows a sign of faith for the Bill Lawrence adaptation of the Jackie Chan feature film, with the freshman drama produced by Warner Bros. Television landing the prime Thursday at 10 p.m. slot. { "nid": 836180, "type": "blog", "title": "TV Premiere Dates 2016: The Complete Guide", "path": "http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tv-

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