CBS’ ‘Intelligence’ Moves Up Premiere; Bad News for ‘Hostages’?
Over the summer we were privy to the first screening for ‘LOST‘ star Josh Holloway‘s new CBS vehicle ‘Intelligence,’ currently on deck for midseason. Reactions to the initial episode ran the gamut, though CBS has enough faith in the techno-drama to bump up its premiere from February to January, which might not reflect so well on flailing Toni Collette thriller ‘Hostages.’
Originally set to premiere on Monday, February 24, the new Holloway cyber-thriller will instead air a special preview on January 7, before ultimately premiering in its new regular Monday 10:00 p.m. slot on January 13. Why the change, you ask? Well, ‘Intelligence’ will step in for ‘Hostages’ after the latter finishes its 15-episode run on January 6. Outlook isn’t good for the Collette-Dylan McDermott drama, which averages only 7.55 million viewers, admittedly low by CBS standards.
Produced by Michael Seitzman and David Semel, ‘Intelligence’ chronicles a US Cyber Command unit created around an agent with a microchip implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum, somewhat similar to NBC’s ‘Chuck,’ but without the nerd humor. In addition to Holloway, the series also stars ‘CSI‘’s Marg Helgenberger, ‘Once Upon a Time‘ cast-off Meghan Ory, ‘Emily Owens, M.D.‘’s Michael Rady, ‘Breaking Bad‘’s James Martinez, and John Billingsley of ‘True Blood‘ and ‘Star Trek: Enterprise‘ fame.
You can get a look at the brand-new series in the trailer below, and tell us if you’ll tune in for the January 13 ‘Intelligence’ premiere!