CBS hands ‘Elementary,’ ‘Vegas’ full seasons

Even though CBS may not be having the best fall season ever courtesy of the cancellation of “Made in Jersey” and the failure of “Partners” to really get much attention at all, there is still some good news that is starting to hit the press now: at least two of their other series are getting picked up for a full season after getting off to solid (if albeit unspectacular) starts.

First things first, we start off with a show in “Elementary” that we thought for sure was going to be a juggernaut. While we’re not sure that the most recent numbers, which include a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic, really equate with that label, the overall numbers are still pretty strong for a show that is strictly a retelling of the classic Sherlock Holmes origin story in New York City with Watson now played by Lucy Liu. The show is not perfect, and we often feel like Watson does not have enough to do, but Jonny Lee Miller’s performance as the title character alone is enough reason to continue checking out the story for at least a little while longer.

Meanwhile, we also have a show in “Vegas” that is not necessarily blowing anyone away creatively or when it comes to the ratings, but it does have a strong cast (headlined by Michael Chiklis and Dennis Quaid) and has improved the timeslot more or less from where it was last year with “Unforgettable” (which is going to be returning itself this coming summer.

As for whether or not either of these shows will live to see the light of day next year, we’re currently a little bit unsure; however, at the moment we give the edge to “Elementary” thanks in part to it having an iconic main character, and for at least being a pretty entertaining series.

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