Rush Hour: Season 1 (2016)


Critic Consensus: Lackluster chemistry and uninspired plotting prevent Rush Hour from living up to its blockbuster namesake.


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Air date: Mar 31, 2016
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This TV adaptation of the film follows the mismatched police pairing of by-the-book Hong Kong police detective Lee (Jon Foo) and cocky black maverick cop Det. Carter (Justin Hires) in Los Angeles. The series wasn't the success of the theatrical releases and was cancelled in the middle of its first season. In the pilot, the two investigated the theft of Chinese antiquities. Following episodes had them delving into a robbery-homicide that necessitated Carter sneaking his cousin Gerald (Page Kennedy) out of jail to use his contacts on the street to help get to the bottom of the crime. In another case, Carter is smitten with an attractive witness he and Lee are protecting from assassination by her ruthless former employer.


Jon Foo
as Det. Lee
Justin Hires
as Carter
Aimee Garcia
as Didi Diaz
Wendie Malick
as Gerald
Page Kennedy
as Gerald
Kirk Fox
as Donovan
Robin Lively
as FBI Agent Myers
David Shatraw
as Harvey Krieg
Sprague Grayden
as Pam Sanders
James Hyde
as Mike, Homeowner
Carissa Blades
as Jessica Herman
Emily Alyn Lind
as Critin Sanders
Zachary Stockdale
as Chad, Bomb Tech
Rob Mars
as Brawny
Ivo Nandi
as The Turk
Chris Mulkey
as Elliot Vaughn
Al Coronel
as Councilman Pena
Kelly King
as Kate, Girlfriend
Diedrich Bader
as CIA Agent Westhusing
Doug Savant
as DA Ginardi
Boyd Kestner
as Emmett Perry
Stephen Hibbert
as Agent Murray
Caitlyn Knisely
as Young Female Reporter
Alison Ball
as Jaclyn Perry
Lyman Chen
as Agent Yun
Phillip DeVona
as Dep. Parrot
Aaron McPherson
as Agent Weiss
Richard F. Whiten
as Mike Beaubian
Jason Tobias
as Surfer Eddie Marar
Maurice Hall (II)
as Reporter No. 2
Monnae Michaell
as Judge Birch
Joseph Beck
as Chubby Man
George Cheung
as Capt. Chen
Carl McDowell
as Toolbelt
Con Schell
as Bertram
Annie Park
as Det. Boyd
Justin Cuomo
as Detention Officer
Jim Lau
as Hong Kong Translator
Betsy Baker
as Nick's Wife
Christina Hogue
as Prosecutor
Neil Barton
as Burly Guard
Mario Perez
as Fake Equipment Tech
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Critic Reviews for Rush Hour Season 1

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (10)

Landing with a dull thud in the middle of a small-screen landscape that's increasingly driven by movements toward narrative ingenuity and diversity of perspective, Rush Hour is ultimately just another cop show, and not a very fun one at that.

Mar 30, 2016 | Full Review…

Can't rush to judgment here. Future episodes, absent the pilot's pyrotechnics, should play significantly different.

Mar 30, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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It's a perfect fit for CBS, a network that loves easy procedurals and that desperately needs to add some color to its lineup. It's just too bad the execution of the series is a little off.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Bloody reboot swimming in shootouts, outdated stereotypes.

Apr 5, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's a formula that worked for three movies that grossed nearly $1 billion, so why change it for television? Well, that would make sense if the TV version kept Chan and Tucker.

Apr 1, 2016 | Full Review…

There are indications that The Powers That Be (which include Cougar Town vets Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick) are well aware of what does and does not work about the film 18 years later.

Apr 1, 2016 | Full Review…

Saddled with having to recreate a two hour movie in 45 minutes, Foo and Hires feel like they are doing impressions of their predecessors, and it cuts into their natural charm and rhythm.

Apr 1, 2016 | Full Review…

CBS's Rush Hour doesn't outshine the original movie, or even the sequel, but I guess it's somewhat better than the third one. That doesn't seem like high praise, I know, and that's because it isn't.

Apr 1, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Though that isn't necessarily bad, it is not particularly funny, either.

Apr 1, 2016 | Full Review…

The comedy is rote, the dialogue is wooden, and the performances by Justin Hires and Jon Foo, in the Tucker and Chan roles respectively, are nil.

Mar 31, 2016 | Full Review…
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