Full Trailers for New CBS Series: ELEMENTARY, VEGAS, MADE IN JERSEY, and PARTNERS

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Earlier this morning, CBS announced their Fall 2012 schedule.  Full trailers have now been unveiled for the network’s new shows, including three dramas and one comedy.  Briefly:

  • ElementaryJonny Lee Miller stars as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu plays Dr. Joan Watson in this modern day drama about the crime-solving duo.
  • VegasDennis Quaid stars as a former military police officer who is called in by the Mayor of Las Vegas to look into the murder of a casino worker.  Quaid clashes with a ruthless Chicago gangster (Michael Chiklis) in this 1960s drama.
  • Made in JerseyJanet Montgomery stars as an attorney who uses her street smarts to compete against her pedigreed Manhattan colleagues.
  • Partners – This new comedy stars David Krumholtz and Michael Urie as two life-long best friends, one straight and one gay, whose friendship is tested when one of them gets engaged.

Hit the jump for synopses and full trailers for all the new shows.

In case you missed any of our preview upfronts coverage, here’s a refresher:

cbs-elementary-jonny-lee-miller-lucy-liu-imageHere’s the synopsis for Elementary:

ELEMENTARY stars Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare – a sober companion, Dr. Watson.  A successful surgeon until she lost a patient and her license three years ago, Watson views her current job as another opportunity to help people, as well as paying a penance.  However, the restless Sherlock is nothing like her previous clients.  He informs her that none of her expertise as an addiction specialist applies to him and he’s devised his own post-rehab regimen – resuming his work as a police consultant in New York City. Watson has no choice but to accompany her irascible new charge on his jobs.  But Sherlock finds her medical background helpful, and Watson realizes she has a knack for playing investigator. Sherlock’s police contact, Capt. Tobias “Toby” Gregson (Aidan Quinn), knows from previous experience working with Scotland Yard that Sherlock is brilliant at closing cases, and welcomes him as part of the team.  With the mischievous Sherlock Holmes now running free in New York solving crimes, it’s simple deduction that he’s going to need someone to keep him grounded, and it’s elementary that it’s a job for Watson.  Rob Doherty, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Michael Cuesta, who directed the pilot, are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

vegas-tv-show-imageHere’s the synopsis for Vegas:

Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis star in VEGAS, a drama inspired by the true story of former Las Vegas Sheriff Ralph Lamb, a fourth-generation rancher tasked with bringing order to Las Vegas in the 1960s, a gambling and entertainment mecca emerging from the tumbleweeds.  Ralph Lamb (Quaid) wants to be left in peace to run his ranch, but Las Vegas is now swelling with outsiders and corruption which are intruding on his simple life.  Recalling Lamb’s command as a military police officer during World War II, the Mayor appeals to his sense of duty to look into a murder of a casino worker – and so begins Lamb’s clash with Vincent Savino (Chiklis), a ruthless Chicago gangster who plans to make Vegas his own.  Assisting Lamb in keeping law and order are his two deputies: his diplomatic, even-keeled brother Jack (Jason O’Mara) and his charming but impulsive son, Dixon (Taylor Handley).  Ambitious Assistant District Attorney Katherine O’Connell (Carrie-Anne Moss), who grew up on the ranch next to the Lambs, also lends a hand in preserving justice.  In Vegas, two powerful men – Lamb and Savino – are engaged in a fierce battle for control of the budding oasis, and for both of them, folding is not an option.  Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker, Cathy Konrad, Arthur Sarkissian and James Mangold, who also directed the pilot, are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

made-in-jersey-imageHere’s the synopsis for Made in Jersey:

MADE IN JERSEY is a drama about a young working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete among her pedigreed Manhattan colleagues at a prestigious New York law firm.  Martina Garretti (Janet Montgomery) finds her firm’s cutthroat landscape challenging, but what she lacks in an Ivy League education she more than makes up for with tenacity and blue-collar insight. After just a few weeks, firm founder Donovan Stark (Kyle MacLachlan), takes note of Martina’s ingenuity and resourcefulness, as does her sassy secretary Cyndi Vega (Toni Trucks).  With the support of her big Italian family, including her sexy older sister Bonnie (Erin Cummings), Martina is able to stay true to her roots as a bold, passionate lawyer on the rise in a new intimidating environment.  Jamie Tarses, Kevin Falls, Julia Franz and Mark Waters, who also directed the pilot, are the executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios.  Pilot was written by creator and co-executive producer Dana Calvo.

partners-tv-show-imageHere’s the synopsis for Partners:

PARTNERS is a comedy based on the lives of creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, about two life-long best friends and business partners whose “bromance” is tested when one of them is engaged to be married.  Joe (David Krumholtz) is an accomplished architect who leads with his head and not his heart, especially in his love life.  That’s in stark contrast to his gay co-worker, Louis (Michael Urie), who is spontaneous, emotional and prone to exaggeration.  Both have found joy in their love lives: Joe is newly engaged to Ali (Sophia Bush), a beautiful and sophisticated jewelry designer, while Louis is dating Wyatt (Brandon Routh), a vegan nurse who Louis insists is just a promotion away from becoming a doctor.  As news of Joe’s engagement settles, time will tell if their business and personal bond can adapt to the addition of two other important relationships.  Emmy Award winners David Kohan and Max Mutchnick are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.  Emmy Award winner James Burrows directed the pilot.




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  • Lizard King

    Wow. After having seen the beauty that is the BBC’s Sherlock, the new Elementary take on Holmes looks positively awful. Truly looks unwatchable. I thought the Robert Downey Jr. movies were not worthwhile, but this American version looks like they barfed up a new CSI/Law and Order and decided to throw a new name on it.

    • Masshuu il Thulcandra

      Please crawl back under your rock. Your opining is as dull as your brain.

  • Drake

    Vegas looks interesting.
    mostly everything else ok
    ELEMENTARY and MADE IN JERSEY = Shockingly bad!

  • Agent_Black

    I’m quite disgusted that those responsible for the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle threatened to block the motion picture sequel to Downey Jr/Law’s Sherlock Holmes IF they implied homo eroticism between the 2 title characters, yet they allow this God awful trash devoid of any quality whatsoever to be made?

    Surely, stripping the legend of its educated credibility by selling it to any old muppet is worse far worse than a few ‘nudge, wink gay jokes’? Compared to BBC’s Sherlock, Guy Ritchies films may pale in comparison but they are far better than this tepid shite.

    It’s a shame that such an intelligent property and legendary literary work is seemingly in the hands of cash grabbing, narrow minded feckwits.

  • Shmojo

    I love how the creators of Elementary speak as if their idea was so original when their ripp-off is so blatant.

    THIS is the worse form of piracy.

    Vote with your remote and don’t watch one second of ELEMENTARY.

  • terry

    Child please! I just watched the trailer for Elementary and Lucy looks so effing bored she destroys the atmosphere. The show won’t work. They will cancel it after 3 shows and that’s being generous.

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