CBS fall television preview
Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 15:09
With school starting up again and Labor Day officially in the books, it can only mean one thing: the start of the fall television season. Throughout the next two months, all four networks will unveil their fall schedule. Next up is CBS. As one of the top rated networks, they do not have a whole lot of holes on their schedule, but four new shows hope to carry on the network’s success.
Partners: Airs Monday’s at 7:30
Starring Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), and David Krumholtz (Numbers), “Partners” focuses on two architects, both lifelong friends, who form a business partnership. The show looks at what happens to their relationship when one friend gets engaged. From the same people who brought popular sitcom “Will and Grace” to the small screen, “Partners” get the prime timeslot between “How I Met Your Mother” and last year’s breakout comedy “Two Broke Girls.” “Partners” premieres on Sept. 24.
Vegas: Airs Tuesday’s at 9.
Las Vegas in the 1960s was no laughing matter. With gambling and mobsters controlling the Vegas strip, it was far from a clean city. “Vegas” is inspired by the true story of former Las Vegas Sherriff Ralph Lamb. “Vegas” boasts one of the most well known casts of the new fall pilots including Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow), Emmy winner Michael Chiklis (The Shield), and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix). “Vegas” premieres Sept. 25 at 9.
Elementary: Airs Thursday’s at 9
One of the most iconic British detectives is coming to television this fall. Jonny Lee Miller (Hackers) stars as the one and only Sherlock Holmes. This modern-day retelling sees Holmes fall from grace in London after a stint in rehab, and sees the detective relocate to Manhattan. A sober companion and former successful surgeon who lost her license will join Holmes. His companion is none other than Dr. Watson, who, for a change of pace, will be played by a female, Lucy Liu (Kill Bill). The show is bound to have comparisons to the successful BBC adaption “Sherlock,” but it should find success in its timeslot. “Elementary” will go up against “Rock Center with Brian Williams” over on NBC, and “Scandal” on ABC. “Elementary” premieres Sept. 27.
Made in Jersey: Airs Friday’s at 8
Starring Janet Montgomery (Entourage), Jersey is about a young working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete among her pedigreed Manhattan colleagues at a prestigious New York law firm. The legal drama takes the place of the failed “A Gifted Man” on Friday nights. The Manhattan-based show will fit in right at home in between two other New York set crime shows “CSI: New York” at 7, and “Blue Bloods” at 9. “Made in Jersey” premiers Sept. 28.
For other network changes this fall, long running comedy “Two and a Half Men” moves from Monday night to Thursday night at 7:30 behind the “Big Bang Theory.” This puts television’s two most watched comedies back-to-back. “Two Broke Girls” will replace “Men Monday’s” at 8. Crime drama “The Mentalist” is also on the move from Thursdays to Sundays at 9.