CBS has set premieres dates for two midseason dramas — CSI: Cyber and Battle Creek — and one of them isn’t landing where you thought it was.
Though conventional wisdom (or at least CBS’ original midseason playbook) had CSI‘s latest offshoot claiming its time slot, Battle Creek instead will call Sundays-at-10 home, starting March 1 (two weeks after CSI‘s season finale).
CSI: Cyber meanwhile will air Wednesdays at 10/9c beginning March 4, bumping Stalker from the schedule until later in the season.
From David Shore (House) and Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Battle Creek stars Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas) and Dean Winters (Law & Order: SVU) as mismatched law enforcement officers whose opposite views of the world and crime-solving breed frustration, disdain and humor as they clean up “the hardscrabble streets” of Battle Creek, Mich. Janet McTeer, Kal Penn, Aubrey Dollar and Edward Fordham also star.
CSI: Cyber stars Emmy winner Patricia Arquette (Medium) as the head of the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, a role she first played in an April episode of CSI. James Van Der Beek, Peter MacNicol, Charley Koontz, Shad Moss and Hayley Kiyoko round out the cast.