No surprise here — seven ho-hum weeks into the midseason run of CBS’ series remake of the hit action-comedy movie franchise Rush Hour, the network has decided not to renew the show for a second season. The series will stay on the air until its first-season run ends. Meanwhile, still no official word on Limitless. Anticipating cancellation, CBS TV Studios already had been quietly shopping the series to other networks, so the delay in CBS’ decision is interesting.
Airing in the Thursday 10 PM slot, Rush Hour never got traction. It launched to an underwhelming 5.1 million viewers and 1.1 in 18-49 (Live+same day) and most recently logged 4.5 million viewers and a 0.9 in 18-49. The show starred Justin Hires and Jon Foo in the respective roles made famous by Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan.
Rush Hour was the first of several series based on big Warner Bros. movies that WBTV unspooled during the past two seasons. This season, it already has a Lethal Weapon series picked up by Fox, Training Day at CBS and Frequency at the CW.