‘Rush Hour’ Adaptation in the Works at CBS

“Cougar Town” pair Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick are writing and executive producing a remake of the Jackie Chan-Chris Tucker movie

Last Updated: October 2, 2014 @ 3:08 PM

CBS is hoping that “Rush Hour” will translate to the small screen.

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The network has given a pilot production commitment to an adaptation of the 1998 Jackie Chan-Chris Tucker movie. The action-comedy revamp is being written and executive produced by “Cougar Town” veterans Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick.

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The updated “Rush Hour” is being produced by Doozer Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Bret Ratner, who directed the trio of films, is also executive producing, as are “Rush Hour” producer Arthur Sarkissian and Jeff Ingold.

Much like the New Line Cinema feature film, the new project revolves around a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer who’s assigned to a case in Los Angeles, where he’s forced to work with a cocky African-American LAPD officer who has no interest in a partner.