Remember when folks were ready to dismiss CBS’ modern day Sherlock Holmes series as just a knock-off of the success of the BBC’s Sherlock? Never mind the fact that there have been dozens of instances where Sherlock has been placed in the present day, not to mention New York City, the timing just felt suspicious at the time. That seems like a long time ago, doesn’t it?
Over the last two years, Elementary has ably forged its own identity. While it’s a bit more beholden to typical network procedural conventions than its BBC counterpart, the show’s more CBS-like approach is consistently elevated thanks in no small part to Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as Holmes and Watson, who have a chemistry that is (I’m gonna get yelled at for this) equal to that of Cumberbatch and Freeman. Really, there’s no point in comparing the casts any longer…these are drastically different shows.
Anyway, this is just a long-winded way of saying that we’re looking forward to a third season of Elementary over here. It’s getting a bit of a later start on the fall schedule, but it will be here. CBS have confirmed that Elementary season three will premiere on October 30th in its usual 10 pm slot. If you haven’t given this show a try yet, that gives you over three months to get caught up on the first two seasons. Maybe one of these days we’ll get around to making a viewing guide for this one, so you know which episodes to skip.
More info on CBS’ fall schedule can be found over at Variety.