CBS Passes on ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Series, Pilot May Be Shopped to Other Networks
CBS has said no to a TV version of the 1984 Eddie Murphy action-comedy Beverly Hills Cop. The network commissioned a pilot for an hour-long procedural based on the film last year, but the show didn’t make it on CBS’s Fall 2013 schedule, which the network is unveiling this week. The pilot was created by The Shield’s Shawn Ryan and it centered on Axel Foley’s son, Aaron Foley (played by Brandon T. Jackson from Tropic Thunder and Big Momma’s House 3), who is following in his father’s footsteps by doing fish-out-of-water detective work on the west side of Los Angeles.
Eddie Murphy appeared in the pilot as a guest star and would have possibly become a recurring guest if CBS had picked up the show. Fellow Beverly Hills Cop star Judge Reinhold filmed a cameo in the pilot, reprising his role as Billy Rosewood but with a big promotion. Deadline reports that there’s a possibility the Beverly Hills Cop pilot will be shopped around to other networks, so if you’re a TV network executive and are interested in picking this show up, I’m just letting you know.