DETROIT -

It might not be long before TV viewers will be able to watch a "Beverly Hills Cop" TV show.

According to MTV.com Murphy has teamed up with "The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan to develop the "Beverly Hills Cop" series pitch, and that the duo have partnered with Sony Pictures Television to adapt the story to the small screen. Murphy would act as executive producer and also play an on-camera role. That team started pitching the "hour-long crime procedural" to broadcast networks this week.

Murphy teased in an interview with Rolling Stone last year that a "Beverly Hills Cop" series could follow the adventures of Axel Foley's son.

"What I’m trying to do now is produce a TV show starring Axel Foley’s son, and Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit," he said. "I’d do the pilot, show up here and there. None of the movie scripts were right; it was trying to force the premise. If you have to force something, you shouldn’t be doing it. It was always a rehash of the old thing. It was always wrong."

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