CBS has its eye on yet another odd couple for the 2015-2016 TV season.
The network has ordered a one-hour drama pilot based on the 1998 big-screen smash Rush Hour, which starred Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker and spawned sequels in 2001 and 2007 .
The potential series will be executive produced and written by Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town) and Blake McCormick (Cougar Town).
CBS’ logline for the project is as follows: “A stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer is 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.” Brett Ratner, who directed all three prior Rush Hour installments, is among the additional EPs for the small-screen adaptation.
CBS also announced a pair of comedy pilot orders on Monday evening.
First up is Super Clyde, from executive producer and writer Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl, The Millers), and if the title sounds familiar, it’s no accident. The single-camera project is a remake of a 2013 pilot about a meek, unassuming fast-food worker who finds his calling.
Harry Potter alum Rupert Grint headlined Super Clyde in its initial incarnation.
The network’s other comedic prospect is the multi-camera project Joe Time, from writer/exec producer Bill Wrubel (Modern Family, Ugly Betty), about “a family man who struggles with the fact that everyone around him is pursuing their dreams and enjoying their lives more than he is.”
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