CBS Passes on 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV Series

The series may be shopped to other networks, with a pilot that stars Eddie Murphy reprising his iconic role of detective Axel Foley.
CBS passes on Beverly Hills Cop TV series
CBS passes on Beverly Hills Cop TV series
CBS has passed on its option to pick up the Beverly Hills Cop TV series from original star Eddie Murphy and The Shield's Shawn Ryan.

Eddie Murphy reprises his role as cop Axel Foley in the pilot, which revolves around his son trying to set out of the detective's infamous shadow. Brandon T. Jackson plays Aaron Foley, and some speculate that it was his performance that tanked the show. Others believe it is the contentious relationship between CBS and Paramount, which exercised an option to buy into the show.

It is being speculated this morning that Beverly Hills Cop, which was the subject of a heated bidding war, will be shopped to other networks and might possibly find a home on cable where it could reinstate the R rated nature of its origin film, 1984's Beverly Hills Cop.

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Comments (10)

  1. Nick C.

    @ejk1 man, i hope so. NBC hasn't been good to me in the past. Hopefully if they don't renew it, another network will pick it up like TBS did with Southland.

    1 year agoby @knightmare90Flag

  2. ejk1

    @dan1 Hmmm... that's a bummer. I was hoping to know sooner rather than later.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  3. Dan

    @ejk1 No. IGN recently reported that we may know on Monday, but the more likely scenario is we won't know until a couple weeks from now.

    1 year agoby @dan1Flag

  4. ejk1

    @knightmare90 Has Hannibal been renewed? I haven't found confirmation either way.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  5. A7sus4

    I think it's a case of plain old stinks.

    1 year agoby @a7sus4Flag

  6. red_ruddy

    shawn ryan cant get a break can since shield can he?
    last 4 shows(bhc included) have been cancelled
    although chicago code got f*cked

    1 year agoby @red-ruddyFlag

  7. Dan

    Haha. Sounded like an awful idea, anyways.

    1 year agoby @dan1Flag

  8. CelluloidDreams

    Someone in Hollywood got smart!

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  9. Nick C.

    Good. I'd honestly rather them just make it the way they want it to be. R-rated or not, just make it good and true to the franchise. That's why I love Hannibal so much.

    1 year agoby @knightmare90Flag