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CBS announced today that they ordered full seasons of their new dramas Elementary and Vegas.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler declares: “Vegas and Elementary have opened strong, delivering big audiences and winning performances in important time periods. Each of the shows has rich characters, big stars and a unique visual style that have stood out in the crowd, helping make two of our strongest nights even stronger.”
E! Online reports the shows are the top two new TV programs this season, according to ratings. Elementary has brought in an average of 14.3 million viewers, and Vegas has 14.9 million viewers on average.
According to E! Online, the two dramas join the CW’s Arrow and Fox’s The Mindy Project as the only new shows this season to be granted a full season so far.
CBS recently cancelled the comedy Made in Jersey. The new comedy Partners has yet to be picked up for a full season.
Elementary is a modern adaptation of the Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes set in New York City. It features Jonny Lee Miller (Eli Stone) and Lucy Liu ( Kill Bill: Vol. 1) as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joan Watson, respectively. Liu is Holmes’ sober companion in the adaptation and ends up helping him solve crimes for the NYPD.
The period drama Vegas stars Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow) as Sheriff Ralph Lamb in 1960s Nevada. Michael Chiklis (The Shield) also stars in the show as a mobster.
Both shows air at 10 p.m. ET on the network, Elementary on Thursdays and Vegas on Tuesdays.