Fall TV Preview

Fall TV Scoop: CBS Picks Up Seven Series, Including Sherlock Reboot, Urie Sitcom

Elementary CBSCBS has greenlit seven new series for fall, including The Sherlock Holmes reboot Elementary and the Michael Urie-David Krumholtz comedy Partners from the creators of Will & Grace.

Also receiving series orders from the Eye net are the dramas Vegas, Golden BoyMade In Jersey (formerly Baby Big Shot), and the sitcom Friend Me. On the reality side, the Michael Davies- Mark Burnett project The Job has been given the go-ahead.

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Here’s logline/casting/pedigree info on the new series…

* Made In Jersey (Sony Pictures TV, Fanfare, CBS Television Studios)
EP: Kevin Falls, Tarses, Julia Franz
W/EP: Dana Calvo (Franklin & Bash), co-exec prod
CAST: Toni Trucks (Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 2), Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks), Janet Montgomery (Entourage), Felix Solis (The Good Wife), Erin Cummings (Spartacus: Blood and Sand)
Centers on a working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a tony Manhattan law firm.

* Elementary (CBS Television Studios, Timberman/Beverly Prods.)
DIR/EP: Michael Cuesta (Homeland)
EP/W: Rob Doherty (Medium)
EP: Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly
CAST: Jonny Lee Miller (Eli Stone) as Sherlock, Lucy Liu as Watson, Aidan Quinn (Prime Suspect)
Created by: Arthur Conan Doyle
Modern take on the cases of the pipe-smoking private eye with Sherlock now living in NYC.

* Friend Me (CBS Television Studios and Tannebaum Co.)
EP: Alan Kirschenbaum, Ajay Sahgal,Kim and Eric Tannenbaum.
DIR: Pamela Fryman
Centers on twenty-something best friends, Evan and Rob, who move from their hometown of Bloomington, Indiana to Los Angeles to begin their exciting new lives working at Groupon.

* Golden Boy (Warner Bros. TV)
EP/ Writer: Nicholas Wootton
EP: Greg Berlanti
EP/DIR: Richard Shepard
CAST: Kevin Alejandro (True Blood), Chi McBride (Pushing Daisies), Stella Maeve (The Runaways), Theo James (Downton Abbey), Bonnie Somerville (Cashmere Mafia)
Show about the making of a man – tracks one cop’s meteoric rise from officer to detective to Police Commissioner.

* Partners
W/EP: Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick
DIR: James Burrows
CAST: David Krumholtz (Numb3rs), Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill), Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Brandon Routh (Chuck), Elizabeth Regen, Lucy Davis (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip)
Architects Charlie and Louis’ friendship has lasted longer than either of their romantic relationships and almost seems like a weird marriage. When Charlie decides to propose to his girlfriend, Louis’ neurotic attempts to be supportive nearly result in the breakup of his own relationship.

* Vegas (CBS Television Studios)
W/EP: Nicholas Pileggi (Goodfellas) and Greg Walker (Without a Trace)
DIR/EP: James Mangold (Walk the Line)
EP: Cathy Konrad and Arthur Sarkissian (Rush Hour).
CAST: Carrie-Anne Moss, Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis (The Shield)
Set in the 1960s and is based on the true story of Ralph Lamb – rodeo cowboy turned longtime Sheriff of Las Vegas.

* The Job finds contestants competing for a different dream job every week.



Comments (59)

  • All procedurals? Not surprised, but disappointed.

    Comment by Matt – May 13, 2012 09:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The only sherlock is worth watching so far is the BBC one, not even the movies…

    Comment by Monse Foster (@MonseFoster) – May 13, 2012 09:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You are spot on. The BBC one is clearly the better one. Even the Sherlock movies aren’t really that good and Robert Downey Jr’s fake British accent annoys me.

      Comment by James Alilin – May 13, 2012 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Snob!

        Comment by Tania – May 13, 2012 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The movies ain’t that bad. It has several bromance moments and the hidden/forbidden love thingy between Sherlock and Watson. For me, that’s what makes Sherlock interesting. And the BBC one captures that well too. But this remake with Lucy Liu as Watson? Bah humbug!

        Comment by Leo – May 13, 2012 06:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • While I have heard good things about Sherlock how do you know its better, Elementary won’t air until most likely September.

        Comment by Russ – May 14, 2012 01:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeahhhhhhh, they clearly don’t understand Sherlock Holmes if they’re trying to American-ize it…..and turn Watson into a girl. CBS fail. Should’ve passed on this and renewed Unforgettable.

      Comment by Allie Osterloh (@cyclonekat) – May 13, 2012 01:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Battlestar Galactica turned Starbuck into a girl and that reboot did well.

        Comment by Jon – May 14, 2012 07:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Lucy Liu is no Katee Sackhoff

          Comment by James Roberts – May 15, 2012 08:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There hasn’t been a fairly recent adaptation of Sherlock Holmes that can top the BBC production. Still, the Holmes fan in me can’t help but give the first ep of Elementary a shot, at least. If it sucks as much as it sounds, I won’t be watching beyond that.

      Comment by Thorne Brook – May 13, 2012 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So then who are they axing?

    Comment by Nicole MacGregor (@destinoscelgo) – May 13, 2012 09:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Aside from the official axing of “A Gifted Man”, word is that “Unforgettable” is going away, and probably “CSI: Miami”.

      Comment by Lambsilencer – May 13, 2012 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Woow, that would surprise me with CSI Miami, over NY.

        Comment by Loves Her TV – May 13, 2012 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Consensus is that “Miami” has more seasons and is thus more expensive, so that’s why it’s probably going away, and “CSI:NY” will be around for one more season.

          Comment by Lambsilencer – May 13, 2012 09:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Makes sense, but a lot of dramas on CBS’s plate, maybe a 13 episode for NY then.

            Comment by Loves Her TV – May 13, 2012 09:44 AM PDT  
      • Wouldn’t be sorry to see Unforgettable go. It’s the worst show on CBS. I like the idea of Made in Jersey and Golden Boy. Looking forward to seeing those.

        Comment by Chloe – May 13, 2012 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • All official, as well as “Rob”.

        Comment by smidnite – May 13, 2012 07:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Excited about Vegas. – Jason O’Mara, Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis & Carrie Ann Moss.
    Strong Cast!

    Comment by Tanya (@kirads09) – May 13, 2012 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have not heard a lot of buzz regarding CBS pilots this year, it seems every year they have had a “it” series that is being talked about, it just seems quiet this year. Only two comedies, either no extra comedy hour, or happy news for Rob and ROE, and face it most networks would have been jumping up and down with these two series numbers in ratings.

    Comment by Loves Her TV – May 13, 2012 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I never like CBS shows, but I’d check out Partners, Vegas, and maybe Friend Me.

    Comment by YowzaPowza – May 13, 2012 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Vegas seems like it has a lot of potential. It feels like something that should be on HBO though.

    Comment by Steve – May 13, 2012 09:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Partners seems good! Friend Me might be decent! Also with Partners I am glad to see Sophia Bush back to work so soon after One Tree Hill ending!

    Comment by mandy – May 13, 2012 09:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking forward to Partners. Sounds hilarious.

    Comment by Kati (@timotey) – May 13, 2012 09:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Partners!!!! <3 Sophia Bush!! <3

    Comment by albtrex – May 13, 2012 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Partners sounds like a reboot of a comedy Fox did with Tate Donovan and Jon Cryer back in the 90s…… Same name even.

    Comment by Adrienne – May 13, 2012 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The ones who keep blathering on about the BBC SHERLOCK being superior haven’t even SEEN the pilot of ELEMENTARY yet, have they? They haven’t? OK, then,
    they need to shut up for now.

    Comment by Tim Wilson – May 13, 2012 09:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Right, because US has always made good versions of British TV shows…

      Sounds horrible to me. I mean, Lucy Liu as Watson? Seriously now…

      Comment by Christine – May 13, 2012 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I won’t be surprised if the only reason they cast a female Watson is so they can have her hook up with Sherlock.

        Comment by Emily – May 13, 2012 10:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Which would make the show even worse than it sounds already ;)

          Comment by Christine – May 13, 2012 10:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Sure they have. Do your research. You can begin with All in the Family and work your way from there. Seriously, look it up.

        Comment by Tania – May 13, 2012 12:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Elementary is going to actually be able to do mystery. Something none of CBS current procedural do very well. Basically none of American Broadcast does authentic or complex crime drama. Cable is where the heart of crime drama is right now with Breaking Bad, Justified, Boardwalk Empire, Southland, and The Closer.

      Comment by George – May 13, 2012 07:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about Rules of Engagement is it safe or gone?

    Comment by Kevin – May 13, 2012 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Unkown… It could go either way. It is such a great show and fills in very nicely for all those shows that get canceled after 2 or 3 episodes.

      Comment by mandy – May 13, 2012 09:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Again nothing much sticking out really. Will wait to see previews.

    Comment by greysfan – May 13, 2012 09:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll check out Partners for sure love Urie and Sophia! I’ll see how the previews for Friend Me are like but was hoping for super fun night, looks like the female comedy craze only lasted a year! I never like CBS dramas apart from good wife so I won’t bother with any of these.

    Comment by Elle – May 13, 2012 09:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Partners and only because I loved Michael Urie in Ugly Betty. The Sherlock one sounds interesting. Overall, not a very compelling line up.

    Comment by Ana – May 13, 2012 09:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seriously? Elementary? no just no. I’ll stick with bbc’s sherlock holmes thank you very much.

    Comment by Ali – May 13, 2012 10:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Right, judge something before you’ve even watched it. You’re either a Brit or you desperately want to be one. Either way you already exhibit the inherent sour, negative attitude.

      Comment by Tania – May 13, 2012 12:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Got to love a balanced well thought out reply like that :)

        Comment by Big Dave – May 13, 2012 02:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Vegas could be interesting, but cast doesn’t interest me too much and we know how CBS loves their procedurals.

    Comment by Guest – May 13, 2012 10:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Philistine Network strikes again. More low-brow garbage to delight the old and the dumb.

    Comment by Jeffrey – May 13, 2012 10:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Some day you, too, will be old. That remark confirms you’ve already achieved dumb.

      Comment by Sable – May 13, 2012 11:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The “dumb” are going to be watching all of those crap comedies on NBC.

      Comment by smidnite – May 13, 2012 08:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Architects Charlie and Louis…”
    maybe just for once we get an accurate depiction of the job of an architect, but i doubt it…

    Comment by S. from A. – May 13, 2012 10:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • only looking forward to Partners. I hate CBS aside from its comedies

    Comment by Marcos – May 13, 2012 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Partners sounds promising. Looking forward to seeing actually previews for everything though!

    Comment by Andrea – May 13, 2012 11:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love the BBC Sherlock, and even though it has big shoes to fill, I was planning on watching Elementary. But I dont want to jump to conclusions, but it seems pretty likely that watson is now a girl mostly because they wanted a Sherlock/waston pairing. That dumb, it’s the 21st century and networks need to be okay with same sex pairings! I love sherlock Holmes, but this doesn’t make me want to watch it.

    Comment by Gilda – May 13, 2012 11:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Americans won’t be able to make Elementary even 0.0001% of what Sherlock is.

    Comment by Daniel – May 13, 2012 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sooooooooooo excited to see Michael Urie on tv again!

    Comment by S – May 13, 2012 02:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Brooke from One Tree Hill in a sitcom on CBS? That’s exciting news to me.

    Comment by bad kevin – May 13, 2012 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does anyone know if Johnny Lee Miller’s Sherlock is British or American? I watched him on Eli Stone, and did not realize that he’s from England.

    Comment by Boffo the Wonder Sheep – May 13, 2012 05:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Made in Jersey (a MUCH better title than Baby Big Shot) and Golden Boy (Chi McBride!!!!)

    Comment by smidnite – May 13, 2012 07:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is the Groupon thing product placement? Groupon is based in Chicago not LA

    Comment by hr – May 13, 2012 07:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They all sound like crap. “Network” TV is almost useless these days.

    Comment by Bill H – May 14, 2012 02:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CBS needs to remake Cannon.

    Comment by HaHa – May 14, 2012 08:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And we lost CSI:Miami for these? Bye. Bye CBS !!!

    Comment by Calleigh – May 14, 2012 08:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bring back csi Miami

    Comment by kris – May 15, 2012 08:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ok can someone please tell me what is going on CBS have finally lost their mind. They have cancelled Miami and I am suprised by this as the loss gill and now Catherine from Vegas means it has lost its way a little.

    BBC Sherlock has the underlying.tension. between.Sherlock and Watson so the easy thing for American tv to do is cast a girl so that the bromance in not there and lose a part of the character and ethos well done again making an iconic character emotionally flawed it would have been better to create him like Sheldon cooper than this

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