Beverly Hills Cop Television Reboot Dropped by CBS

Published by Smriti Mundhra on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 9:30 am.

(Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images for AFI)

(Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images for AFI)

One of the most anticipated new series of the next television season just got stopped in its tracks.

Beverly Hills Cop, the series reboot of the classic comedy starring Eddie Murphy, has been dropped by CBS after the network put in an order for a pilot. The drama is now being shopped to other networks, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The news comes as a huge surprise to insiders, who thought a series order was imminent for the franchise spin-off particularly because of Eddie Murphy’s involvement. While the reboot centered on the son of Axel Foley, Murphy’s character in the 1984 hit, Murphy is an executive producer of the spin-off and was committed to appearing in a handful of episodes. Murphy starred as wise-cracking detective Foley in three installments of the franchise between 1984 and 1994. The films were huge hits and launched Murphy to the Hollywood A-list in his post-SNL days.

Murphy and producer Shawn Ryan (The Shield) are still holding out hope that the series will find a home at another network.

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