CBS TO CRUSH will switch from his usual Friday to Sunday time slot when he returns from his winter vacation. Directed by Billy Gierhart from a script by Michael Gemballa, episode nine of season five – “Survive” – premieres on January 2, 2022 at 10 p.m. ET / PT.
The cast for season five is directed by Shemar Moore as Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson. Alex Russell is Jim Street, Jay Harrington is David “Deacon” Kay, Lina Esco is Christina “Chris” Alonso, Kenny Johnson is Dominique Luca, David Lim is Victor Tan and Patrick St. Esprit is Commander Robert Hicks.
Guest stars include Benito Martinez, Tiago Roberts, Philip Anthony-Rodriguez and Neiko Neal.
The plot “Survive”: When Deacon enlists Chris’s help with a private security service, they struggle to survive when attacked by a drug cartel who seeks to kidnap their wealthy VIP client.
Series Description, courtesy of CBS:
Inspired by the television series and the feature film, TO CRUSH stars Shemar Moore as a former Marine and locally born and raised SWAT sergeant tasked with leading a specialized tactical unit that is law enforcement’s last stop in Los Angeles. Torn between loyalty to where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson struggles to bridge the gap between his two worlds. However, Hondo is forced to question his professional identity when demoted from Squad Leader after going public to expose racial corruption within the LAPD.
Other members of Hondo’s elite SWAT unit include David “Deacon” Kay, a seasoned SWAT officer and dedicated family man who always puts the team first; Christina “Chris” Alonso, a qualified officer and the team’s dog trainer; Dominique Luca, an expert driver who gets them in and out of high risk situations; newlywed Victor Tan, who started in Hollywood’s LAPD division and uses his confidential informants in the community to help the team; and Jim Street, the arrogant new member of the team. Commander Robert Hicks, responsible for the management of all SWAT units in the Metro division, is a senior LAPD official from the Special Operations Bureau.
With Hondo no longer leading the charge, these dedicated men and women face an uncertain future as they courageously put themselves in danger to protect their community and save lives.