Eddie Murphy brings ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ project to CBS

“Beverly Hills Cop” is coming back, and this time to TV. In what is a move that is sure to create all sorts of conversation about CBS having a potential blockbuster hit on their hands for the 2013-14 season, the network has committed to produce a pilot episode for a continuation of the franchise. The star of the film franchise in Eddie Murphy is back as an executive producer, as is “The Shield” veteran Shawn Ryan (whose new series “Last Resort” premieres in ABC later this fall).

What makes this project even more exciting is that Murphy will guest-star in the pilot episode as his old character of famed policeman Axel Foley, and may even recur if the show ends up getting picked up to series. The main character here is actually going to be his son Aaron Foley, who is trying his best to be a fantastic author even while battling the enormous shadow that has been cast over him by his famous father. It’s an engaging premise, and we already know just how much CBS loves their cop dramas. They have also had success with adaptations as of late; “Hawaii Five-0” is entering its fourth season, and the new Sherlock Holmes series “Elementary” has already been drawing buzz as one of the closest things that the new fall season has to a sure thing.

Even though they already are the most-watched network in America in overall viewers and adults 18-49, CBS has been noticeably aggressive so far this year. Not only is there this series, but they have also managed to court Tony Shalhoub and potentially Robin Williams back to TV with pilots that could serve to replace such long-running shows as “Two and a Half Men” and “How I Met Your Mother” (should they end after this season).

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