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‘Rush Hour’ Pilot, 2 Comedies Race Over to CBS

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‘Rush Hour’ Pilot, 2 Comedies Race Over to CBS

CBS has greenlit three new series pilots, including a comedy based on the Rush Hour franchise, Variety reports.

Director Brett Ratner will return to the Rush Hour franchise for the pilot alongside producer Arthur Sarkissian and writers Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick.

As Lawrence and McCormick are known comedy writers, it appears as though CBS will keep the lighthearted tone of the original film, which followed a stoic Hong Kong police officer (Jackie Chan) and a cocky local cop (Chris Tucker), who are forced to work together on an assignment in Los Angeles.

CBS ordered another comedy pilot in a remake of 2013’s Super Clyde, which followed a meek fast-food worker who finds a calling. The original starred Stephen Fry, Rupert Grint and Tyler Labine. The single camera project will be written and produced by Greg Garcia.

Additionally, writer and executive producer Bill Wrubel’s Joe Time will feature a family man who is frustrated that everyone around him enjoys life more than he does.

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