New Shows on CBS

CBS have four new shows this fall: one "comedy" and three procedural-esque shows, including the internet-controversial Elementary. Unfortunately, Elementary seems to be the only one of them with a shot of setting the internet alight.

CBS's full fall schedule can be found here.

Elementary

Summary: A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the famed detective (Jonny Lee Miller) now living in New York City, with Watson to be played by Lucy Liu.

Pros: An Asian-American, female Watson. That alone is enough to make me give it a try. It seems fun and modern, with interesting characters.

Cons: Could be just another procedural, and we already have several modern Sherlock Holmes retellings.

Anticipation Rating: 8/10

Made in Jersey

Summary: A legal drama that centers on a working-class woman (Janet Montgomery) who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a top New York law firm.

Pros: Looks like a TV version of Legally Blonde, which could be fun. It's a show about a female lawyer who everyone expects to fail, and it looks intelligent and fun.

Cons: It seems to be built on Jersey stereotypes.

Anticipation Rating: 7/10

Partners

Summary: A personal story of two lifelong friends and their business partners. Architects Charlie (David Krumholtz) and Louis' (Michael Urie) 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.

Pros: It's got some fun actors.

Cons: Painful laugh track, gay protagonist who ticks every silly stereotype, and the apparent ability to fulfil every painful sitcom cliche.

Anticipation Rating: 2/10

Vegas

Summary: Period piece set in the 1960s centered on the true story of Ralph Lamb (Dennis Quaid) -- rodeo cowboy turned longtime Sheriff of Las Vegas.

Pros: Retro/historical crime show.

Cons: All the main characters seem to be men. And I'm not sure, after watching the trailer, what it's actually about.

Anticipation Rating: 3/10