Rush Hour Heads to the Small Screen


Although a fourth big screen chapter in the Rush Hour franchise has long been rumored, it now appears that the mismatched cop team-up tale is headed to television. Deadline reports that Warner Bros. Television is developing the project with Bill Lawrence set to script alongside his “Cougar Town” co-creator Blake McCormick.

According to the outlet, the pilot episode will, essentially, re-tell the story behind the 1998 film, which stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Once again, the the story will pair a loudmouthed LAPD officer with a more reserved representative of the Hong Kong police.

Lawrence is best known as the creator of “Scrubs,” and also has co-creator credits on “Spin City,” “Clone High” and the currently-airing “Ground Floor.” He also serves as executive producer on NBC’s “Undateable” and will do the same on “Rush Hour” alongside Arthur Sarkissian and the big screen trilogy’s helmer, Brett Ratner.

Update: The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that CBS has picked up “Rush Hour,” and revealed that the show will play as an hourlong action comedy.