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** The Spanish dub of "El Toro Bravo" changes the name of the Pamplona cathedral from "Cathedral of Saint Francis Xavier" to its real name, ''Santa María la Real'' ("Royal Saint Mary"). They still left all references to Saint Firmin being Pamplona's patron saint untouched, however.[[note]]Saint Saturnin of Toulouse is the patron saint of Pamplona. Saint Firmin and Saint Francis Xavier are the patron saints of Navarre. Only very few people in or outside Pamplona know or care, though.[[/note]]
** In the same dub, Esposito gets promoted from "lead detective" to police commissioner, [[WeAllLiveInAmerica because there are no detectives in the Spanish police.]] Then he's [[SeriesContinuityError sometimes]] back at the equivalent rank, Inspector. And everyone now pronounces his name as ''Expósito'', not only him like in the original version.
** And showing that ''{{Series/Westworld}}'' fans are [[SeriousBusiness not alone]], Simon Alonso's mother's name is changed from Delores to the correct Spanish spelling, Dolores.


* MidseasonReplacement: Season 2's premiere date was drastically bumped up after CBS's newest show at the time, the ill-fated courtroom drama ''Doubt'', bombed in the ratings only two episodes in and they decided to pull it and cancel that show, airing the remaining episodes on Saturdays several months later in a contractually-obligated offload. Ironically, ''Beyond Borders'' itself suffered bad ratings and cancellation, but being a spin-off of a wildly popular parent series, the world it pertained to lived on and one of the characters was transplanted into the parent show with the rest of the International Response Team logically being DemotedToExtra.


* MidseasonReplacement: Season 2's premiere date was drastically bumped up after CBS's newest show at the time, the ill-fated courtroom drama "Doubt", bombed in the ratings only two episodes in and they decided to pull it and cancel that show, airing the remaining episodes on Saturdays several months later in a contractually-obligated offload. Ironically, ''Beyond Borders'' itself suffered cancellation, but being a spin-off of a wildly popular parent series, the world it pertained to lived on and one of the characters was transplanted into the parent show with the rest of the International Response Team logically being DemotedToExtra.

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* MidseasonReplacement: Season 2's premiere date was drastically bumped up after CBS's newest show at the time, the ill-fated courtroom drama "Doubt", ''Doubt'', bombed in the ratings only two episodes in and they decided to pull it and cancel that show, airing the remaining episodes on Saturdays several months later in a contractually-obligated offload. Ironically, ''Beyond Borders'' itself suffered bad ratings and cancellation, but being a spin-off of a wildly popular parent series, the world it pertained to lived on and one of the characters was transplanted into the parent show with the rest of the International Response Team logically being DemotedToExtra.

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* MidseasonReplacement: Season 2's premiere date was drastically bumped up after CBS's newest show at the time, the ill-fated courtroom drama "Doubt", bombed in the ratings only two episodes in and they decided to pull it and cancel that show, airing the remaining episodes on Saturdays several months later in a contractually-obligated offload. Ironically, ''Beyond Borders'' itself suffered cancellation, but being a spin-off of a wildly popular parent series, the world it pertained to lived on and one of the characters was transplanted into the parent show with the rest of the International Response Team logically being DemotedToExtra.


* FakeNationality: Korean-American actor James Kyson plays a South Korean police detective. However, he was born in South Korea.

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* FakeNationality: Well, there is some effort to avoid it, but it can only go so far in non-cable TV.
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Korean-American actor James Kyson plays a South Korean police detective. However, he was born in South Korea.Korea.
** FakeRussian: In "The Ripper of Riga", you may recognize Nick Vera from ''Series/ColdCase'' - who spoke of his Russian grandfather and claimed to speak a very poor, mostly-profanity version of Russian - as Jack's Russian cop friend, and the Jewish Ukrainian mobster Manny Horvitz from ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' as an incarcerated Russian serial killer. The other Russian characters with lines are played by actual Russians, Ukrainians and first generation Russian-Americans.


* ScrewedByTheNetwork: [[SubvertedTrope Came close.]] The first season was delayed twice. Then, except for the premiere and the final three episodes, it was aired OutOfOrder. Fortunately, due to a deal with ABC Studios, [[NetworkToTheRescue the studio came to a rescue and the show got renewed for Season 2.]]

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: [[SubvertedTrope Came close.]] The first season was delayed twice. Then, except for the premiere and the final three episodes, it was aired OutOfOrder. Fortunately, due to a deal with ABC Studios, [[NetworkToTheRescue the studio came to a rescue and the show got renewed for Season 2.]]]] But then, CBS cancelled the show due to low ratings.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Gwendoline Yeo playing as a Singaporean.


* ActorSharedBackground: Agent Simmons is, like his actor Daniel Henney, the child of a Korean mother and white father.

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* ActorSharedBackground: Agent Simmons is, like his actor Daniel Henney, the child of a Korean Korean-born mother and white American father.

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* ActorSharedBackground: Agent Simmons is, like his actor Daniel Henney, the child of a Korean mother and white father.


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* FakeNationality: Korean-American actor James Kyson plays a South Korean police detective. However, he was born in South Korea.

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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: In the French version, though the show's name is more or less the same ("Criminal Minds: Unit without Borders"), the episodes are completely different:
** "The Harmful One" -> "The World is the Limit"
** "Harvested" -> "Bad Karma"
** "Denial" -> "The Unsubmissive Ones"
** "Whispering Death" -> "Seppuku"
** "The Lonely Heart" -> "Paris at Night"
** "Love Interrupted" -> "Moon of Honey and Hell"
** "Citizens of the World" -> "The Blue Men"
** "De los Inocentes" -> "The Massacre of the Innocents"
** "The Matchmaker" -> "Of Love and Hate"
** "Iqiniso" -> "Pretorius"
** "The Ballad of Nick and Nat" -> "The Killer Lovers"
** "El Toro Bravo" -> "The Matador"
** "Paper Orphans" -> "For a child's life"


* OutOfOrder: The premiere was aired first, but the following episodes are not aired in order for some reason. "Harvested" was the fourth episode produced, "Denial" was the seventh...
** This is particularly obvious when you see "Love Interrupted" in order of airing. Though it was released in sixth place, it was the second episode produced. The result is a bigger attention to CharacterDevelopment than in other "previous" episodes and the continuation of several minor plots LeftHanging from the premiere (Jack's reluctance to shoot the [=UnSub=], Matt's biking, Clara's dead husband, Mae trying to know Clara better, etc).
** Results in an [[AdaptationExplanationExtrication Explanation Extrication]] in "De los Inocentes", which begins with the IRT returning home from a recent mission before being redirected to investigate a murder in Mexico. This mission was originally the one in Belize in "Love Interrupted", which was the episode supposed to precede "De los Inocentes". With the episodes out of order, it is now an unspecified mission offscreen.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: For some weird reason, the first episode includes a mention to the current year being 2015, but it actually came out in 2016. The plots RippedFromTheHeadlines will not help the show age gracefully.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: For some weird reason, the first episode includes a mention to the current year being 2015, but it actually came out in 2016. The plots RippedFromTheHeadlines will not help the show age gracefully.


** Whatever the initial show had in store for Creator/AnnaGunn's character Lily Lambert, which judging by the pilot, was going to be co-main character with Sinise's (if not ''the'' main character, distancing the spin-off further from the mother series and the previous one, ''Suspect Behavior''):

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** Whatever the initial show had in store for Creator/AnnaGunn's character Lily Lambert, which judging by the pilot, was going to be co-main character with Sinise's (if not ''the'' main character, distancing the spin-off further from the mother series and the previous one, ''Suspect Behavior''):Behavior''), since Lambert was female and [[NonActionGuy non-action]] oriented:

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* CaliforniaDoubling: There are second units taking the EstablishingShot footage, but the actors never leave Los Angeles. In addition, the first season had the misfortune of being shot during the worst droughts in California in recent memory, so be ready to see brown hills in the background even when the team goes to tropical, evergreen countries.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: For some weird reason, the first episode includes a mention to the current year being 2015, but it actually came out in 2016. The plots RippedFromTheHeadlines will not help the show age gracefully.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: This was the second of Messer's proposals for a spin-off. Her plan A was a {{prequel}} dealing with the [[BackStory origins of the BAU]] and featuring [[TimeSkip young versions]] of Rossi and Gideon.[[note]]If you want to get a taste of what this other spin-off would have been, watch the ''Criminal Minds'' Season 10 episode "Nelson's Sparrow."[[/note]]

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This was the second of Messer's proposals for a spin-off. Her plan A was a {{prequel}} dealing with the [[BackStory origins of the BAU]] and featuring [[TimeSkip young versions]] of Rossi and Gideon.[[note]]If you want to get a taste of what this other spin-off would have been, watch the ''Criminal Minds'' Season 10 episode "Nelson's Sparrow."[[/note]]"[[/note]]
** Whatever the initial show had in store for Creator/AnnaGunn's character Lily Lambert, which judging by the pilot, was going to be co-main character with Sinise's (if not ''the'' main character, distancing the spin-off further from the mother series and the previous one, ''Suspect Behavior''):
*** Possibly a bigger emphasis on international law and diplomacy, since Lambert was introduced as an expert on it.
*** A possibly recurring, long-time arc involving Lambert's brother, said in the pilot to have been wrongfully imprisoned in Thailand years before, and served as the catalyst for Lambert's career choice.

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