Just days after Warner Bros. Television began shopping a TV series based on the Rush Hour movies, the project has landed a pilot production commitment at CBS. This is the second WBTV project CBS has picked up in the past few weeks, after the network issued a series commitment to Supergirl.
Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence is co-writing the pilot script with Blake McCormick, who serves as executive producer and showrunner on Cougar Town. The series will stick closely to the Rush Hour movie format, following a brash and outspoken LAPD cop who prefers to work alone being forced to team up with a straight-laced Hong Kong police officer. Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan starred in Rush Hour and its subsequent sequels Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Rush Hour 3 (2007). Warner Bros. is reportedly still interested in making the movie sequel Rush Hour 4, although there are no concrete plans in the works at this time. The film trilogy has grossed more than $850 million worldwide.
It's also worth noting that just because CBS issued a pilot commitment, doesn't guarantee the show will be picked up. The network issued a put pilot order for a TV adaptation of Beverly Hills Cop, a show that many felt was a lock to get picked up to series, although the network ultimately passed.