According to Deadline, the Bad Boys spinoff entitled LA’s Finest has been axed by NBC, but that doesn’t mean the show still can’t go on. Starring Gabrielle Union, the pilot was one of the network’s most expensive with a rumored budget of $12 million.
Although the possibility of a series order for LA’s Finest created a lot of hype, unfortunately, this is how the world of pilots go. Some make the cut, and others don’t.
During a network’s upfront call yesterday, NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt explained that the show just didn’t complement all of the other network’s content.
“These are all tough calls,” he said. “We did have an embarrassment of riches. And when we laid out the schedule and the calendar all season… it was a show that didn’t fit in the grand scheme of it.”
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Although NBC decided not to develop LA’s Finest any further, other networks can get their hands on it, if they want. It is indeed being shopped to other players in the game, and we will just have to wait to see whether anyone bites.
As of now, the premise of the show remains the same. Union reprises her role as Special Agent Sydney Burnett, the sister of Marcus Burnett (played by Martin Lawrence in the film Bad Boys II). We will follow her journey as a new LAPD detective who gets partnered with a working mom, Nancy McKenna (played by Jessica Alba). McKenna can’t help but think that Burnett’s life as a motherless woman has more upsides than hers, so we see her battle some jealousy issues. But both women, despite the differences, kick butt in their careers, literally.
Which network do you think would be right for picking up this series? While the answer to this question remains up in the air, just know that if you need a Bad Boys fix, the third installment of the film entitled Bad Boys For Life will officially hit theaters on Jan. 17, 2020. Although it’s an almost two year wait, it’s still something.
Renese spends her early mornings writing, her days securing insurance for TV shows, and her in-betweens blogging about the silliness and seriousness of life on her blog. Follow Renese on Twitter: @reneseford