Gabrielle Union's Bad Boys TV spin-off has been rescued by Bell Media bosses weeks after NBC chiefs turned down the police series amid concerns about gun violence.

NBC declined to pick up the police drama, L.A.'s Finest, in the wake of increased school shootings.

Executives at the Canadian broadcaster Bell Media have struck a deal with Sony Pictures Television for a 13-episode run of the TV drama, which will also feature new mom Jessica Alba.

Union and Alba are gun-toting policewomen in the TV series.

The scripted series, which will run on one of Bell Media's specialty entertainment channels, gives Union a continuous stream of income and the chance to reprise her Syd Burnett character from the film Bad Boys II.

In LA's Finest, Gabrielle's Syd transfers from Miami to Los Angeles to work as an LAPD detective. She partners with a single mom cop, played by Alba, to fight crime.

Alba is a liberal who frequently calls for gun control after recent school shootings.

NBC execs were reportedly concerned that Alba's gunplay in the TV series conflicts with her passionate anti-gun stance off the set.

Liberals like Alba are finding out they can't have it both ways.

Alba and Union will executive produce the series alongside Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman, among others.

Photos by Backgrid USA

  • ShelbyMoore

    If the show is about cops, why drop it? It's not like it's a show about a depressed child shooting up a school. The let 13 Reasons slide tho...This world! SMH

  • FukkFolks2018

    Liberals like Alba are finding out they can’t have it both ways.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    What about the Gabby Unions of the world? Crusades against rape and sexual violence every chance she gets.... and then bashes the director, writer, and producer of a film in which she plays a rape victim...who was accused of rape himself? Hey I thought you were against all things rape related lady...?

    #AfterTheCheckClears

    NEXT!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Please don't shame rape victims. We don't walk in her shoes.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I think NBC was concerned that Jessica Alba is a hypocrite. She attends gun control rallies but she glorifies gun violence for a paycheck. NBC was right to drop the show. Liberals can't have it both ways.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Im not shaming her as a rape victim. Im shaming someone who claimed she had NO IDEA that her paycheck at the time was from an accused rapist. I didnt buy it then and I dont buy it now. It wasnt the first time he had been in the news about his role in the incident. She decided to take that check. Then reversed course and slammed the shit out of him. Last I checked the term for that is back stabbing and at best hypocritical. Just bc she is a rape victim doesnt make that situation okay. She could have said no I cant be in this movie bc of your past. Or just not been in it period. But she didnt. She claimed igorance instead. All of this is in the Nate Parker posts. I havent changed my stance on her. And dont plan on it. Wrong is wrong. She jumped on the sabatoge bandwagon of that movie project.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Valid point here gotta admit ... hypocrisy

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Gab full of shyt too.. same breed ... her and her emasculated man Chile can both kick rocks

  • FukkFolks2018

    But failed to see Gabby's hypocrisy and its the same damn thing

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL
  • Cannelle

    In this case, I agree about Alba. It reminds me of Liam Neeson (an naturalized USA citizen) who complained about gun violence in the USA, yet every recent movie he has been in, save 2, has him carrying guns, shooting and beating people. What are we on Taken 8 now?

  • RespectSelf

    That's what I am saying. Folks need to start keeping the same energy across the board. And for this it is easy to say this is show about cops... she's acting. We can separate the the actor from her part..... But we can't keep that same energy with everybody. We want to cancel their shows and music based on what they do and say in their personal lives. lol

  • Scromes1212

    NBC made her keep that same energy lol can't have it both ways

  • Dre Clemons

    Its a show about COPS! What are they supposed to carry?? Boomerangs? Can you use your brain Sandra?

  • tintin

    Money will make ppl sell their soul and their beliefs

  • Scromes1212

    Cops commit gun violence too

  • Dre Clemons

    I guarantee when we finally see the series it wont have any more gun violence than any other cop show. Nbc is so stupid

  • Blak

    You want gun control but is on a gun show...hmmm?

  • Scromes1212

    Companies are backing there selves in a corner. Spotify, NBC all of em. The hypocrisy is to blatant

  • JV

    "NBC execs were reportedly concerned that ALba’s gunplay in the TV series conflicts with her passionate anti-gun stance off the set."
    ---------
    Is there a link for this? I heard they were turned off by the high price tag of the pilot episode (rumored to be 12 million); I never read anything about Alba in particular.

  • RespectSelf

    It is smh....

  • Dre Clemons

    Pretty sure Alba doesnt believe Cops shouldnt carry guns???

  • Trace da Ace

    ^^^^^ all of this and a snap back!!!! #truth

  • Scromes1212

    That may be true but she is ok with playing a cop on tv so I'm gonna need to know how she feels about them killing unarmed blacks. Since she is so concerned about gun violence. JS

  • JV

    I can squint and see that it's not completely incongruous to be an anti-gun activist but also play a gun-wielding cop on TV, because that is part of the job, but let's be real: The Bad Boys franchise is all about glorifying violence, and it wouldn't be a spin-off if they ventured too far from that.

  • tia

    Yes!!!!!

  • Scromes1212

    I agree. She should have found a different franchise to get involved with. But this is just the beginning when it comes to these type of situations. Folks gonna have to start keeping the same energy they have with there activism as they do with the things they get paid to promote.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ? Valid azz point as well... I do feel ya ....

  • MsVAllDay

    LOL @Taken 8. Honey that ain't got no more family members of his to damn take.

  • Trace da Ace

    and dont you know I did not even know we was on Taken 3....hell I dont even remember Taken 2.....to many folks got tooken....I know that is misspelled but hey its friday and almost 5

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. Even anti-gun crusaders recognize that cops and others in law enforcement will carry guns. I dont see how that can be seen as hypocrisy on her part.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I was glad to see Gabby & Jada(whom I both worked with) make up on the VERY popular 'Red Table Talk". It took a lot of guts to do that.

    On Gabby I had a very unexpected, discussion, about her and her husband with a now ex associate. That ended badly with me NEVER EVER going to deal with them again.

  • Wreckognize Game

    If it were men with guns in the tv show it wouldn't be an issue. Because it's women here's this lame excuse of gun violence.

  • Cannelle

    Happy Weekend!

  • Jethro

    Did NBC also drop police dramas Law & Order: SVU and Chicago P.D.? No? Didn't think so. ?

  • ZZZ

    I don't think the show was dropped because Jessica's stance for gun control. It's a COP show. The executives probably made the decision after screening the pilot at the LA Screenings last week and thought the show wasn't a great. Both women are mediocre actresses and probably didn't have the chemistry to make the cut.

  • ZZZ

    That is not the reason. The pilot wasn't that great, so they have to bow out someway.

  • Capricornlady

    gabby sucks as an actress to me anyway. shes the same person in every movie.

  • justlooking

    A mean cold bitter wench

  • justlooking

    THIS

  • Capricornlady

    well then she's playing herself. lol

  • BadAss Will

    Gun Violence? As if no other drama show on NBC dont use guns... The hypocrisy in this industry is crazy.

  • Waya Hedia

    Is that a comedy? It looks like the black girl is the only one who knows how to hold a pistol. You don't just put your finger on the trigger. Nonetheless, who watches this crap in the first place?

  • Junkanoo

    Not my cup of tea l don't understand why they make so many shows about cops, hospitals and lawyers it's all been done to death

  • Junkanoo

    Good acting is entertaining to watch with Gabby the mind wonders off she simply doesn't hold my attention as an actor l agree with you.

  • JennyJazzhands

    I, honestly, cant think of one show (that's not for kids) that doesn't have guns in it.

  • BadAss Will

    Exactly, I feel they maybe want 2 white leading actress instead of one black and white actress..

  • JennyJazzhands

    I don't understand why anyone has to be white. Bad boys are both black. (If this is a spinoff of will and Martin)

  • Fire & Ice

    Two bad actresses! Thats enough reason to can that show?

  • Fire & Ice

    Agreed! Gabrielle is two faced and full of sh*t

  • justlooking

    They both look like they are constipated.

  • FukkFolks2018
  • Cali

    Great, her cast mates should not have to suffer because of her racist arse

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    SR: but she glorifies gun violence for a paycheck

    I know conservatives can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality---I guess that's why you guys supported a reality tv star for president.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I feel awful for them. Bc babyyyy...money is green. They were just trying to collect a check

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Don't believe that line of lies from NBC. The show was probably too expensive. The networks are cutting back on the production costs of TV shows....which have gone through the roof.

  • Renee Bee

    I'm almost certain the low level acting of Alba (ala "Honey" ) and Gabi's lock- jaw, clenched speak was enough for the NBC execs to throw the whole series away. #BASURA

  • sherri2016

    So you can't be an actor on a tv show about guns if you don't want kids killed in real life with guns

  • Missy

    I like Gabbys jacket. All i got. Oan, Dubnation.?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Did those actors participate in marches calling for gun control? No? I didn't think so.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The issue is Jessica Alba attending rallies and making PSA videos calling for gun control. Then she glorifies guns for a paycheck. She's a hypocrite.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Exactly. It sends the wrong message to those kids. Gun control means NO guns.

  • Logan Roberts

    Welp neither one can act anyway, it would've been cancelled next month.

  • Logan Roberts

    Chile Gabby, Halle, Sanaa, Kerry Washington.......

  • Allihave2say

    Gabrielle's face is looking very strangely like a new chipmunk. She never needed work done and now she's over done.

  • Allihave2say

    Gabrielle is a rape survivor. Her crusade is based on her experience.

  • Allihave2say

    If she declined work due to inappropriate behavior of writers, producers or actors she'd never have a job. Let's not forget that Nate Parker was acquitted of all charges presented against him. There are so many that there are too many none black men in Hollywood who's proclivities have been swept under the rug and their productions, music and movies are completed and sold to the masses in Hollywood.

    If your sentiment is as expressed then you must be boycotting a lot of mucis artists and other productions. Most of the men are rapping about misogynistic issues that promote drugs, guns, killing, raping, beating, abandoning women and children. gloriy whoredom, poverty, materialism,satanism and so much more. Right?

  • Dre Clemons

    No it doesnt. Its called Gun CONTROL not Gun Removal. Why is that so hard to understand?? Its about making laws more strict on who can and cant buy a gun. Try again.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    You clocked all her tea related to that Nate Parker project. She was so FOS and helped in the demise of that man's career getting cut short. He went from making history by having the most expensive sale ever to a Hollywood witch hunt.

    I still think one of the losing bid studios dug up Nate's dirt and sabotaged that entire project - and his career.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Don't forget Taraji.

  • Ebony Starr

    What is it called, Bad Girls?

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    And it's also because she's a terrible actress

  • FukkFolks2018

    R. Kelly been gone out my line up. I can't turn Planet Rock out anymore at the skate rink and few others who can die. I'm not forgetting Nate was acquitted. I'm against her taking his money for the role, then slamming his movie right along with the rest of the media and industry due to those charges. Thats my issue. The flip flopping. Either you are against it all the time or you arent. Im sure if its as rampant as you say, which I believe too...chances are she HAS worked alongside other abusers. But we won't know now will we? Why? Bc gee she is silent about THOSE folks. Don't be a picker and a chooser on who you air tf out. This was said and agreed upon in the Pusha T post.

  • bella28498 .

    No one want to watch a Cagney and Lacey spin off

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    They canceled it cause wasn't nobody gon watch it.

  • FukkFolks2018

    And her last minute mess literally the week prior to the movie opening was well timed and contrived and calculated. I'm never forgetting.

  • Jethro

    That had nothing to do with NBC's stated reason for dropping the series, but

    Ice-T (Sgt. Odafin Tutuola on L&O: SVU) was lead rapper on his rock band Body Count's 'Cop Killa'

    and

    https://twitter.com/Mariska/status/233942773865263104?s=19

    https://twitter.com/Mariska/status/977642678295957509?s=19

    Mariska Hargitay (Lt. and Commanding Officer Olivia Benson on L&O: SVU)

    and

    https://twitter.com/SophiaBush/status/649742483967115265?s=19

    Sophia Bush (Sgt. Erin Lindsay on Chicago P.D.)

    plus

    Cast Members From Chicago-Based NBC Shows to Perform at Anti-Gun Violence Fundraiser

    Actors from "Chicago P.D.," "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago Med" will be part of event to honor Des Plaines teen shot and killed last year.

    In closing, Yes, they did and do, so shouldn't NBC cancel those "hypocrite"-filled shows, too? ?

  • the guest

    I believe this.

    I don’t agree with any woman who does any of the following:

    1) Cheat with a married man

    2) Help a man use money and celebrity to take children from a mother fit to raise her children.

    3) Women who take care of men and help them evade child support.

    4) Women who lay and procreate with married men.

    Gabby is guilty of the first two.

  • the guest

    I agree.

  • MsPam

    Ms. Sandra can we get a Saturday post about Reginae getting arrested with her boyfriend?!

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    I saw a video game where you can be a school shooter... THAT should be a bigger outrage

  • 1BlueStar

    Gab Union is a horrible actress. If it wasnt for her being hooked up with D Wade, i can guarantee you NOBODY would be thnkn bout her.

  • Allihave2say

    Yes. I see your point. I'd forgotten about her snark PC correct comments. I appreciate the reminder. Its so unfortunate that humans use other humans as prey and not people.The "Master Race" is the most hateful race of them all and unfortunately they are ruling the planet for everyone. #sad

  • Solstice

    People often question her acting skills… but umm Is it me or is she not holding that gun right?? I’m speaking of Gabby.... perhaps I’m not looking at it right ?

  • Solstice

    What?! She’s heading down the wrong direction smh ????? ....heads over to Instagram
    ?????

  • Solstice
  • Solstice

    Thank you for this. I posted a comment because I was questioning whether Gabby was holding her weapon right ?????????? You clarified it for me ??

  • Solstice

    I love Kerry and Sanaa. I think Sanaa showed us her acting range in that movie with Denzel, the Tyler Perry movie with Cathy Bates & Alfre Woodward (The Family That Preys) & Disappearing Acts. Kerry has shown her range in She Hate Me (Spike Lee?) Lift, & the one where she was married to the white dude & Samuel L. Jackson & Scandal. The other 2, I completely agree!

  • Ang

    Taraji is basically playing herself in every role.

  • Coffy

    She plays stuck up so well, because she is stuck up. I hated her in Cadillac, she is so u cking fake. God will make sure she gets hers with the one thing she loves. That's how God rolls, he will pay you back in the way you love the most. If you love money, he will take it.

  • Merkaba morris

    I never like her acting but every since I heard her say she toss Dewayne salad, I don't want to see her face she is disgusting .... And he looks and acts gay thats too much sugar for a dime.....Hollyweird ....Love and Light

  • GuestSTAR

    Exactly. I'm a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment. We have firearms in our home for protection, but I do not believe ANYONE should be able to own a gun. Not sure about other states, but in Cali you go through a background check, plus you are given a quick mini test. You have to wait 30 days between gun purchases and go through another background check.

  • Kemi

    Not too good at acting.. she’s so monotonous. She lucked out on Dewayne.. cos her acting is flat ! She’s pretty though.,

  • Beginnings, New

    It was going to get cancelled anyway.

  • the guest

    That's a really awful photo of Jessica Alba and Gabby Union.

  • Kemi

    Good morning, can we get the Janet Jackson post... new development over the weekend.

  • Karen Brady

    Thank God.

  • Lovely1

    As much as I enjoyed watching Gabby as a youngin, I have learned how immature she is. Very pretty woman aesthetically, who is a little more childish than I would have ever imagined.

  • sunni_daze

    So the pilot was a flop? Let's be honest Gabby is a one tune actress and Jessica Alba isn't a good actress.