CBS knows what works and what doesn't. It's why every year you can count
on the network busting out a new crime procedural and a new
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This season's cop show du jour has a slight twist. Elementary
is a modern reimagining of Sherlock Holmes, with a lady Watson. Other new fall shows on the network include a sitcom about two best friends, one gay and one straight, a fish-out-of-water legal drama and an ambitious period piece starring Dennis Quaid.Elementary (Thursdays at 10pm)
Jonny Lee Miller stars as the Sherlock Holmes detective coming to America. Depending on how you know Miller, you'll either be terrified of him (from his recurring role on Dexter
) or charmed by him (his lead role on Eli Stone
). Lucy Liu is his Watson, and the show might work, though Miller seems to be trying a little too hard to be "quirky" in this trailer.
Vegas (Tuesdays at 10pm)
This might be the best show with the worst title. Vegas is so plain and generic that you probably don't even know that it's a period piece set in the 1960s in Las Vegas and it stars Dennis Quaid, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Chiklis and Jason O'Mara (which sounds more like the cast of a movie than a CBS TV show). I just wish the show wasn't burdened with such a dull title that will probably turn people off.
Made in Jersey (Fridays at 9pm)
Imagine if Marisa Tomei's character from My Cousin Vinny
became a lawyer at a fancy New York firm. That's basically the fish-out-of-water story for this drama. On the plus side, the large Jersey family aspect of the show blends nicely with Blue Bloods
Partners (Mondays at 8:30pm)
This could be one of those sitcoms that's actually funny, and it's sure to be one of the most successful shows of next season in CBS' hit-making Monday night lineup (see The Big Bang Theory
, Mike and Molly
and 2 Broke Girls
as proof that this night works). The show is also from the men behind Will and Grace
and basically tells their story as a straight man (David Krumholtz) and a gay man (Ugly Betty
's Michael Urie) who are best friends each dealing with their own romantic issues. Their romantic counterparts are played by One Tree Hill
's Sophia Bush and Chuck
's Brandon Routh.
Which new CBS show are you most excited to see?(Image and videos courtesy of CBS)