Sherlock Holmes fans got a little nervous when CBS announced its Fall 2017 schedule and Elementary Season 6 was nowhere to be found. But don’t worry, detectives, Elementary Season 6 will eventually get here.
“One of the changes in having so much midseason is that, look, repeats aren’t working as well as they used to,” CBS CEO Les Moonves said at the network upfront. “It’s good to have originals all the way through, so if you take a Code Black, it was on Wednesday night and doing decently on Wednesday night. There’s no reason that Criminal Minds couldn’t come off for a short period of time and you put in Code Black and you continue with originals all the way through. Same with Elementary on a Sunday night or a Thursday night, things like that. So you have a lot more leeway to do things.”
To be fair, CBS did Elementary no favors last year, constantly bumping it around the Sunday night schedule whenever NFL games ran overtime, which was often.
The catch to the Elementary Season 6 renewal? Instead of its usual 24 episodes it will only have 21. Then again, that might not be a bad thing. The show often has a noticeable midseason lag as it gets into more cookie cutter procedural territory, so perhaps the shorter episode order will work in its favor.
Elementary Season 6 Release Date
Elementary Season 6 will have a new Monday timeslot, and will premiere on April 30 at 10/9c.
Elementary Season 6 Episodes
Elementary Season 6 will consist of 21 episodes. Here’s all we know so far…
Elementary Season 6 Episode 1: An Infinite Capacity for Taking Pains
air date: April 30, 2018
Elementary Season 6 Episode 2: Worst Case Scenario
air date: May 6, 2018
Elementary Season 6 Cast
Desmond Harrington joins the cast for Elementary Season 6 as a regular, reports TV Line. Harrington’s character, Michael, is a recovering addict who was apparently inspired by Sherlock’s handling of his own chemical dependency dilemma and reaches out to him. The fanboying will prove fortuitous, since Season 6 will find Sherlock in need of the kind of support that only a fellow former addict can provide, since, as we saw at the end of Season 5, a brain scan revealed the reason he’s having (Mr. Robot-like) conversations with an imaginary woman revealed to be his dead mother.
Harrington, an American actor, is probably best known for his run on Showtime’s Dexter as Detective Joey Quinn. However, his resume also includes notable television runs on series such as Limitless, The Astronaut Wives Club, Gossip Girl, Rescue Me and Dragnet (2003 reboot). He also has notable film appearances in the dark, lascivious 2016 drama The Neon Demon, 2012 Batman trilogy closer The Dark Knight Rises and the 2003 horror film Wrong Turn.