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10 shocking pilot season rejects

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No Beverly Hills Cop? No Delirium? No Sixth Gun? Some of the shows that received the most online buzz during pilot season have failed to earn a series greenlight for next season. While there’s an outside chance a network might resuscitate one of these in the coming weeks, currently all are considered out-of-the-running. Here’s 10 shocking pilot season rejects and why they didn’t make it:

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Pitch: Continuation of the movie franchise, centered around Axel Foley’s police officer son (Brandon T. Jackson), who takes down the criminal elements of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.

Why It Should Have Worked: Based on a hit film with original star Eddie Murphy making occasional appearances. Plus, it’s a crime procedural — that must be perfect for CBS. Right?

Why It Didn’t: We’re told the pilot felt “too retro,” and that guest-star Murphy stole the show from the main character.