CBS orders more Elementary and The Big Bang Theory

The modern-day take on Sherlock Holmes is one of 18 shows including Person of Interest, The Good Wife, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly and How I Met Your Mother to have new series commissioned by the US TV network

Elementary, the modern-day retelling of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories starring Trainspotting’s Jonny Lee Miller, has had a second series commissioned by CBS.


The US TV drama, which co-stars Lucy Liu as Holmes’ assistant Dr. Joan Watson, has been a roaring success in America and regularly attracts more than 10m viewers per episode.

Benendict Cumberbatch, the star of the BBC’s Sherlock, recently revealed that Elementary has a bigger Stateside following than his series and called it “a huge show.” understands that the second series of Elementary will also be part of Sky Living’s autumn schedules in the UK.

Elementary is one of 18 shows to have been recommissioned by CBS, and the detective drama will return to US screens in the near future alongside Person of Interest, The Good Wife, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, How I Met Your Mother, NCIS, CSI, NCIS: LA, Hawaii Five-0, The Mentalist, Blue Bloods, Amazing Race, Survivor, Undercover Boss, 60 Minutes and 48 Hours.

Popular science-based sitcom The Big Bang Theory will also make a return to the US TV network’s schedules for its seventh series later this year.


CBS is currently the best-performing broadcast network in the States, attracting more viewers and adults aged 18-49 than any of its rivals.