CBS Picks Up “Rush Hour,” “Limitless” Pilots; Also Orders “Beyond Borders,” “Code Black”

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

Movie adaptations are definitely in this year.

On the heels of news that ABC has picked up its sitcom adaptation of “Uncle Buck” comes news that CBS is ordering drama adaptations of “Rush Hour” and “Limitless” to series.

It has also picked up “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” and “Code Black” for its 2015-16 schedule.

The network, which had previously confirmed plans to move forward with “Supergirl,” has thus far ordered five drama pilots to series.

Series synopses follow:

Rush Hour:

A stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer is assigned to a case in Los Angeles where he’s forced to work with a cocky African-American LAPD officer who has no interest in a partner.

Cast: Justin Hires, Jon Foo, Aimee Garcia and Wendie Malick.


A drama based on the 2011 feature. The series follows Brian Finch as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI.

Cast: Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders:

Focuses on a division of the FBI that helps American citizens who find themselves in danger abroad.

Cast: Gary Sinise, Daniel Henney and Tyler James Williams (Anna Gunn, who appeared in the pilot, is reportedly not continuing on the series)

Code Black:

Medical drama set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation where the extraordinary staff struggle in the face of a broken system to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.

Cast: Marcia Gay Harden, Bonnie Somerville, Raza Jaffrey, Luis Guzman, Melanie Kannokada, Harry M. Ford, Ben Hollingsworth and William Allen Youn

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