Bill Lawrence and Brett Ratner Are Developing a ‘Rush Hour’ TV Series

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Yet another big-screen comedy is currently in development as a TV series. Deadline reports that an hourlong action comedy based on the hit Rush Hour film franchise is currently in the works at Warner Bros. TV. The series will be written and executive produced by Bill Lawrence, with original Rush Hour director Brett Ratner and producer Arthur Sarkissian on board as executive producers. The series will reportedly be similar to the original film “with a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer, played in the features by Jackie Chan, assigned to a case in Los Angeles, where he’s forced to work with a cocky black LAPD officer, originally played by Chris Tucker, who has no interest in a partner.” Other TV projects Lawrence has in the works includes an autobiographical comedy from standup Tommy Johnagin and possible new show with Zach Braff.

UPDATE: THR reports that CBS has landed the project with a pilot commitment. Lawrence will write and co-executive produce the pilot alongside Cougar Town’s Blake McCormick.