CBS orders Sherlock Holmes drama ‘Elementary,’ six other shows


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It’s ‘Elementary,’ dear reader -- CBS is bringing Sherlock Holmes to prime time next season.

The new drama stars Jonny Lee Miller (ABC’s ‘Eli Stone’ and Showtime’s ‘Dexter’) as the famed detective, although this time the mysteries are transplanted to modern-day New York and his assistant Watson is now played by a woman (Lucy Liu). PBS already has a contemporary take on Holmes with its BBC drama ‘Sherlock.’


CBS has also ordered three other new dramas and two comedies for next season, plus a new reality show from ‘Survivor’ executive producer Mark Burnett.

The dramas are ‘Vegas,’ starring Dennis Quaid as 1960s Nevada sheriff Ralph Lamb; the cop show ‘Golden Boy;’ and ‘Made in Jersey,’ a legal series created by former Los Angeles Times staffer Dana Calvo.

For comedies, CBS has ‘Friend Me,’ about two 20-something guys working for Groupon, and ‘Partners,’ a romantic comedy from ‘Will & Grace’ co-creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick.

The Burnett show is ‘The Job,’ a reality contest in which players vie for gigs at big companies.

Still unclear is where CBS will put these new shows. The schedule will be officially announced Wednesday morning.

What do you think of the new series?


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