It’s been 18 years sinceÂ Jackie ChanÂ andÂ Chris Tucker‘sÂ Rush HourÂ hit the big screen and took audiences by storm. The duo had two sequels,Â Rush Hour 2Â in 2001 andÂ Rush Hour 3Â in 2007, but have since then put the franchise to rest. Now in 2016, CBS is trying to reboot the franchise with ‘Rush Hour’ the tv series.
The show starts off just as the movie did, loaner Detective without a partner James Carter (Justin Hires) is investing an illegal arms deal undercover when he gets interrupted by some police officers:
Carter does not want to let this would be criminal go, so he chases him to his helicopter where the two go for a ride above Los Angeles.
When Carter returns to the precinct his joyride is met by jokes, and Carter wants to move to the next case, even though ex-partner Sergeant Didi Diaz (Aimee Garcia) reminds him he’s not allowed to be on the case.
Detective Carter is called into Captain Lindsay Cole’s (Wendie Malick) office where he thinks he’s going to be put on the case that he wants. Unfortunately, he’s given a new partner to “look after”. That partner is Detective Lee (Jon Foo) whom it seems doesn’t understand the words that are coming out of Detective Cater’s mouth:
Carter wants to investigate the case so he goes to a criminal who may know who helped the criminals with the crime:
Can Lee and Carter learn to get along? Will the TV show be as good as the franchise films? Will you watch? Rush HourÂ premieres Thursday, March 31, 2016, at 10/9c onÂ CBS.