Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick will write the adaptation of the New Line Cinema film franchise starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker
CBS picked up three projects Monday, ordering comedy pilots from “My Name Is Earl” and “Raising Hope” creator Greg Garcia and “Modern Family” executive producer Bill Wrubel. On the drama side, the network has greenlit a pilot for a television adaptation of the New Line Cinema film franchise “Rush Hour.”
Like the film, the pilot is about a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer who finds himself partnered with a cocky LAPD officer after he’s assigned to a case in Los Angeles.
“Scrubs” and “Cougar Town” creator Bill Lawrence is set to write alongside “Mad Men” producer Blake McCormick. The two also serve as executive producers on the pilot — alongside Brett Ratner, Jeff Ingold and Arthur Sarkissian — which is being produced by Doozer Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Garcia serves as executive producer and writer on “Super Clyde,” a remake of a 2013 pilot that starred Rupert Grint. The single-camera comedy follows a meek, unassuming fast-food worker as he attempts to find his calling in life. CBS Television Studios is producing the pilot in association with Amigos de Garcia.
“Joe Time” is a multi-camera comedy pilot written by Wrubel, who also serves as executive producer. The project is about Joe, a family man who struggles with the fact that everyone around him is pursuing their dreams and enjoying their lives more than he is. Warner Bros. Television is producing the pilot.