‘Rush Hour’ premiere on CBS could put ‘Elementary’ season 4 on the move


We have a case of good news and bad news today when it comes to the CBS spring schedule: “Rush Hour” is going to make it on before the summer! For people who have been really dying to see the TV version of the popular Chris Tucker – Jackie Chan movie, that’s a good thing.

Now, let’s turn to the bad news: Scheduling. According to SpoilerTV, the series premiere of the show has been scheduled officially for Thursday, March 31 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. A couple of quick notes about that.

1. This is a timespot that could be ripe for the taking. “How to Get Away with Murder,” will be ending before then, and with NBC routinely not faring well here, maybe movie fans will actually check this out.

2. What is the episode order here? Unless they are planning a two-hour premiere / finale here, it’s possible that the show will run well into June rather than ending during the May sweeps. Not the best sign of faith we’ve ever seen, but who knows? Sometimes network projections don’t end up being right.

One other interesting detail here is what this means for “Elementary.” That show started so late in its season that even in the event that it aired a new episode every week from here until March 31, it would still not be done with its fourth season. What happens to it? Our feeling is that either it gets moved to another night, or the rest of the episodes are kept as add-ons for a potential fifth season. Time will tell there.

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