CBS has decided on its scripted orders for next season.
The Eye has picked a total of four new dramas and two comedies, at least so far.
Frontrunner “Elementary” has made the cut. In this modern-day rendition of Sherlock Holmes, Johnny Lee Miller plays Sherlock and Lucy Liu is cast as Watson. Aidan Quinn also stars.
Also on the list: “Vegas”, the elaborate 1960s drama that tells the true story of Ralph Lamb, the rodeo cowboy who became sheriff of Las Vegas for many years. Dennis Quaid leads, with Michael Chiklis, Jason O’Mara and Carrie-Anne Moss co-starring. James Mangold directed the pilot.
“Made In New Jersey” is about a working-class woman who uses her street smarts to get ahead in a law firm. Janet Montgomery stars, Kyle McLachland and Pablo Schreiber co-star.
“Golden Boy” is about as cop (Theo James) who rises from officer to detective to commissioner. Chi McBride, Kevin Alejandro and Bonnie Somerville are also starring.
In the comedy department, CBS has picked up “Friend Me”. Per the logline: ““Twentysomething best friends, Evan and Rob, move from their hometown of Bloomington, Ind., to Los Angeles to begin their exciting new lives working at GroupOn. Evan is having trouble breaking his old slothful habits and rather than go out after work to explore L.A. and meet new people, prefers to play online poker with his buddies back home. Rob has different plans and is determined to drag Evan, kicking and screaming, along with him.” Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicholas Braun star.
And finally, “Partners”, which is “a personal story of two lifelong friends and business partners. Architects Charlie and Louis’ 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.” David Krumholtz, Michael Urie, Sophia Bush and Brandon Routh star in the comedy.