CBS Puts 'Rush Hour' Out of Its Misery
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CBS Puts 'Rush Hour' Out of Its Misery


To the surprise of absolutely no one, CBS has pulled the plug on its recently launched new cop series “Rush Hour,’ based on the film franchise.

Co-star Justin Hires confirmed the news via Twitter this afternoon, adding the remaining produced episodes will continue on Thursday nights at 10/9c.

“Rush Hour” the TV series premiered on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Based on the feature film of the same name, which gave birth to a trilogy of movies starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, the TV series follows a similar story, style and structure as the films – the misadventures of a straight-laced Hong Kong cop (played by Jackie Chan in the movies) and his not-so straight-laced black LAPD officer (originally portrayed by Chris Tucker).

The series is penned by Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick, and is executive-produced by Arthur Sarkissian, Brett Ratner, Jeff Ingold and director Jon Turteltaub.

It’s worth noting that “Rush Hour” the TV series is one of a handful of buddy-cop action movies that have been adapted for the small screen. Most recently, Fox ordered a “Lethal Weapon” TV series, based on the movie franchise, co-starring starring Damon Wayans, Sr.


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