"Elementary," "Vegas" get full-season orders from CBS

Pilot-- Jonny Lee Miller (right) stars as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu (left) stars as Watson on the new television series ELEMENTARY, premiering Thursdays, 10pm ET/PT this Fall on the CBS Television Network. Photo: David M. Russell/CBS David M. Russell

CBS has ordered full seasons of its freshman dramas "Elementary" and "Vegas."

The network announced Tuesday that it has given back-nine orders to both shows.

"'Vegas' and 'Elementary' have opened strong, delivering big audiences and winning performances in important time periods," CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said in a statement. "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."

"Vegas," starring Dennis Quaid as a 1960s Las Vegas sheriff and Michael Chiklis as a mobster, ranks as the most-watched new series this fall, averaging 14.9 million total viewers on Tuesdays at 10 p.m., and a 2.7/08 in adults 18-49. It has improved eight percent in total viewers, compared to that time slot a year ago.

"Elementary" stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as New York City-based Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. That drama has averaged 14.3 total viewers on Thursdays at 10 p.m., and a 3.5/10 in adults 18-49. It is up 17 percent in adults 18-49 compared to the time period last year.

Earlier this month, CBS pulled legal drama "Made in Jersey" off its Friday night schedule. The network has not yet made any announcements about the fate of its new comedy "Partners."

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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