CBS has revealed the premiere dates for two of its mid-season series: Rush Hour, based on the film series of the same name and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders a spin off of the network’s hugely successful psychological crime drama Criminal Minds.
Of the two, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders will air first, debuting on Wednesday, March 16 at 10 p.m., a delay from the series originally announced March 2 premiere. Created by Erica Messer (Criminal Minds, Alias) and starring Academy Award nominee Gary Sinise (CSI: New York, Forrest Gump), Daniel Henney (The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris, The Walking Dead), Alana de la Garza (Law and Order, Forever) and Annie Funke (The Intern, A Most Violent Year), Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders follows a team of FBI agents charged with solving crimes involving American citizens on foreign soil.
Rush Hour, meanwhile, will debut on Thursday, March 31 at 10 p.m. Based on the Rush Hour trilogy of buddy cop movies starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, the series is an hour-long comedy drama written by two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town) and Blake McCormick (Cougar Town, King of the Hill) and stars Jon Foo (Extraction, Universal Soldier: Regeneration), Justin Hires (21 Jump Street, Stomp the Yard), Aimee Garcia (Dexter, Robocop), Golden Globe nominee Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me, Hot in Cleveland), Jessika Van (The Gambler, Paper Lotus) and Page Kennedy (S.W.A.T., Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood). It’s executive produced by Primetime Emmy Award nominee Brett Ratner (X-Men: The Last Stand, Hercules), who directed the original films.
The network also revealed two schedule changes to some of their other programs. Starting March 20, new episodes of Elementary will air on Sundays at 10 p.m. A modern day, American-based interpretation of Sherlock Holmes, Elementary is one of CBS’ worst performing shows when it comes to ratings, making a fifth season seem unsure now that the series has reached syndication. Created by Robert Doherty (Medium, Star Trek: Voyager), the series stars Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Dark Shadows), Primetime Emmy Award nominee Lucy Liu (Ally McBeal, Kill Bill Vol. 1), two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Aidan Quinn (Unknown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee), Jon Michael Hill (Detroit 1-8-7, Falling Overnight) and John Noble (Fringe, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King).
Finally, CSI: Cyber, the last desperate gasp of the CSI franchise, will briefly move to Wednesdays at 10 p.m. for episodes to be broadcast on March 2 and March 9. Created by three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Anthony E. Zuiker (every other CSI show), three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Carol Mendelsohn (every other CSI show) and Primetime Emmy Award winner Ann Donahue (every other CSI show), the series is more funny than it is dramatic thanks to its ridiculously inaccurate fear mongering when it comes to technology and its frankly terrible scripts are an utter waste of a pretty talented cast including Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette (Boyhood, Medium), James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23), Shad Moss (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Madea’s Big Happy Family), Charley Koontz (Community, Contracted), Hayley Kiyoko (Insidious: Chapter 3, Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins) and three-time Golden Globe Award winner Ted Danson (Cheers, Damages).