‘Elementary’ season 4 moving to Sundays; ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’ premiere delayed two weeks

We first heard earlier this week that CBS was going to be premiering “Rush Hour” on Thursday, March 31 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern, but this led to us having another question: What does this mean for “Elementary”? The Jonny Lee Miller – Lucy Liu series would have to find a new timeslot since its season would not be finished by the time that the movie remake would be set to air.

Well, everything is now officially so much clearer. The network confirmed Friday that beginning on Sunday, March 20, “Elementary” will start to air on Sundays at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time in the place of “CSI: Cyber.” That is a brutal timeslot for CBS, and it does not make us that hopeful about the future of the show after four years on the air. As for how the network plans on bringing “CSI: Cyber” to an end as a result, they are going to air special episodes of it on Wednesday, March 2 and also the the 9th. This pushes the premiere of “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” back to March 16, two weeks later than it was originally planned to air.

It is fairly easy to tell sometimes which shows CBS does not have the most optimism in, and a lot of it is based on how their are scheduled. Clearly, “Elementary” is in some pretty serious danger, “CSI: Cyber” is just finishing out the season, and we’re not sure how optimistic they are about either “Beyond Borders” or “Rush Hour.” The last “Criminal Minds” spin-off failed to be much of a ratings winner, while we’re not sure anyone really cares about the “Rush Hour” franchise anymore. We’ve tried to pretend that “Rush Hour 3” ever even happened.

For those wanting deeper analysis on “Elementary” ratings, we’ll be getting into that soon in our Ratings Bubble Report series we’re doing all month.

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