Yesterday, as news got out that Damon Wayans Jr. will be leaving season 4 of series New Girl, another story surfaced involving him. Reports our now revealing that Wayans Jr. has been offered a role apart of the current Rush Hour TV series project. No word on what role in particular but it has everyone speculating that it has to be Chris Tucker’s old spot.
Tucked inside this Deadline report on how much in-demand Damon Wayans Jr apparently is during the current TV pilot season is a mention that one of the many offers he’s fielding is that recently-announced “Rush Hour” serial adaptation. Essentially, he’s been offered a part in it, although the Deadline piece doesn’t say exactly what role he’s been offered. But I can only assume that it’s the role originated by Chris Tucker in the feature film franchise. What else would it be? Although the currently in demand Wayans Jr hasn’t yet made a decision, as he considers his other options, it would appear. Wayans Jr. being offered a role in “Rush Hour” the TV series comes on the heels of news of his departing FOX’s comedy series “New Girl.”
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