CBS’s modern-day Sherlock Holmes & Watson series Elementary will end its run on CBS with its upcoming 13-episode seventh season. The decision comes as the crime drama procedural, created by Rob Doherty and starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, wrapped production Friday on Season 7 with the final scene in the finale the last one to film.
CBS’s spring lineup is pretty well set now, in the wake of Thursday’s announcement of the spring return dates for two of the network’s hit series. Elementary, the modern-day Sherlock Holmes drama starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, will return for Season 6 Monday, April 30, at 10 p.m. ET, while medical drama Code Black, headlined by Rob Lowe, Boris Kodjoe and Marcia Gay Harden, is back for a third season Wednesday, May 2, at 10 p.m..
CBS has renewed up the Sherlock Holmes procedural for a sixth season. Elementary was conspicuously missing from CBS’ sweeping renewal announcement in March, with the network doling out pickups to nearly all of its established dramas with the exception of Elementary. Although the Jonny Lee Miller-Lucy Liu series has seen its ratings erode considerably in recent seasons, it performs well internationally for CBS (a key factor in its renewal).
CBS’s homage to the Sherlock Holmes myth, Elementary, is getting $2.7 million per episode in the aftermarket, according to the network’s top executive — the result of a demand for exclusive licensing windows from the emerging field of online-video streaming sites.
The freshman drama series about Sherlock Holmes starring Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as his sidekick, Dr. Joan Watson, is getting the post-Super Bowl broadcast slot in February.
Both earning positive reviews and solid ratings in their respective 10 p.m. slots, the new Tuesday and Thursday dramas get the network’s first back-nine orders of the fall.