Noooooooooo. Okay, so Rush Hour has to be the last movie I'd want to see adapted as a television show... but alas, sometime shit happens. CBS has ordered a pilot for a series based on the blockbuster movie franchise.
'Rush Hour' Series Lands At CBS With Pilot Production Commitment
According to Deadline, the hour-long action/comedy series adaptation will be written/executive produced by Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick and executive produced by Brett Ratner and producer Arthur Sarkissian.
The show will stay close to the movies' premise, which paired a by-the-book Hong Kong cop with a cocky black LAPD officer who want nothing to do with each other. I am fairly certain the movies' original stars, Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, will not have anything to do with the show.
Written by Cougar Town co-creator Lawrence and the series' executive producer/showrunner McCormick, Rush Hour is staying close to the premise of the original movie, with a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer (played in the features by Jackie Chan) assigned to a case in Los Angeles, where he's forced to work with a cocky black LAPD officer *originally played by Chris Tucker) who has no interest in a partner. WBTV and Lawrence's studio-based Dooxer are producing, with Lawrence, McCormick, Sarkissian and Ratner exec producing alongside Doozer's Jeff Ingold.
Um, at least we'll get to see another Asian guy on prime time television?