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CBS' new 'Rush Hour' lacks the original's stars and acrobatic wit but is still likable

CBS' new 'Rush Hour' lacks the original's stars and acrobatic wit but is still likable

"Rush Hour," the Jackie Chan-Chris Tucker big-screen martial-arts action-comedy franchise, has now given birth to a noisy and likable TV series, premiering Thursday on CBS. And why not? In a world where "Fargo," "Ash vs. Evil Dead," "From Dusk Till Dawn," "Damien" and "12 Monkeys" are converting film to television, surely there is room for this thing, which though it lacks the star power and acrobatic wit of its theatrical model, makes up for it in other ways.

The pilot generally follows the lines of the first "Rush Hour" movie, from 1998, in which Chan's Hong Kong-based Det. Lee travels to Los Angeles and becomes...

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