Eddie Murphy shopping "Beverly Hills Cop" TV show

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 17: Comedian Eddie Murphy poses before the screening of "Beverly Hills Cop" during AFI & Walt Disney Pictures' "A Cinematic Celebration of Jerry Bruckheimer" held at the Mann Chinese 6 on May 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images for AFI) *** Local Caption *** Eddie Murphy David Livingston

Eddie Murphy poses before the screening of "Beverly Hills Cop" during "A Cinematic Celebration of Jerry Bruckheimer" on May 17, 2010, in Los Angeles.
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(CBS News) "Beverly Hills Cop" could get some small-screen time.

Vulture reports that Eddie Murphy, Sony Pictures Television and "The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan are shopping a TV adaptation to broadcast networks this week, with Murphy serving as executive producer.

The first installment of the film appeared in 1984, and the sequels hit the big screen in 1987 and 1994. Murphy starred as Axel Foley, a detective from Detroit working on a murder investigation in Beverly Hills, Calif.

There's talk that the 51-year-old actor would make appearances in both the pilot and follow-up episodes - if the show gets picked up. It's being pinned as an hour-long crime series with comedic elements, according to sources.

Last fall, Murray told Rolling Stone about doing a potential TV series based on the franchise. "What I'm trying to do with 'Beverly Hills Cop' now is produce a TV show starring Axel Foley's son, and Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit. I'd do the pilot, show up here and there," he said.

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