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CBS Picks Up ‘Elementary’ and Six Others

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With its Upfront presentation occurring this coming Wednesday, CBS was no slouch in following the other networks this weekend in making big renewal and cancellation orders.  We’re still distraught that we’ve seen the last of Horatio Caine delivering glib one-liners with shades following the cancellation of ‘CSI: Miami,’ but what elementary new series does the network have its eye on?

In addition to the somewhat-contested modern adaptation of Sherlock Holmes ‘Elementary,’ CBS has ordered 6 other shows to series, including David Krumholtz buddy comedy ‘Partners’ (from the creators of ‘Will & Grace’), along with ’60s Ralph Lamb drama ‘Vegas,’ police commissioner drama ‘Golden Boy,’ legal saga ‘Made In Jersey’ (formerly ‘Baby Big Shot’), and the McLovin’-starring Groupon sitcom ‘Friend Me.’  Additionally, the network has ordered reality series ‘The Job,’ which finds contestants competing for a dream job week after week.

We’ve told you a bit about the modern-day Sherlock adaptation ‘Elementary’ before, featuring Lucy Liu as a female Watson, and a bit about ‘Friend Me,’ but what of all the other new series?  From the official CBS press breakdown:

Made In Jersey

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

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

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

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

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

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.

What say you?  Will you check out ‘Elementary,’ or is your loyalty to similar concept modern Holmes adaptation ‘Sherlock?’  Give us your picks of CBS’s fall lineup in the comments!

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