CBS to Air ELEMENTARY After the Super Bowl

     November 5, 2012

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CBS announced today that their modern day Sherlock Holmes series Elementary will be airing in the coveted post-Super Bowl slot next February.  The spot directly after the most-watched television event of the year can serve as a great launching pad for new series, giving them a boost in viewership—NBC famously aired a Super Bowl episode of Friends in the timeslot, launching the already popular show into superstardom.  Last year NBC aired The Voice after the big game, and recent years have seen shows like House, Glee, The Office and Undercover Boss enjoy the ratings bump.  Hit the jump for more.

lucy-liu-jonny-lee-miller-elementaryAs a huge fan of the BBC’s Sherlock I went into Elementary with much trepidation, but I actually found the series to be a fairly entertaining procedural.  At the end of the day it’s still just that—a procedural—but Jonny Lee Miller’s Sherlock Holmes is enough to make it worthwhile.  Lucy Liu’s Watson isn’t too shabby either.

CBS has already picked the freshman series up for a full season, and it’s been enjoying some steadily solid ratings thus far.  The Super Bowl move is a smart one, as many checking it out for the first time will likely return in the following weeks.  No word on whether the Elementary episode will be football-themed, but I’m sure some kind of nod will be featured.

Beyonce has been tapped to headline the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII, which will air on CBS on February 3rd, 2013.

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  • Tony

    Two articles I read on here – both say “hit the jump”. What does that mean?

  • Roland Deschain

    I thought this show would be terrible but I actually like it. The two leads make it worthwhile.


    I think this can give Elementary some much needed exposure. I think the show’s great and I’ve enjoyed the past few episodes. I didn’t think the show would be worthwhile but it’s definitely a primetime favorite. I’m a primetime junkie there’s nothing I enjoy more than some great shows. There’re lots of shows on primetime and it’s impossible to record them all, or I thought. I hate having to work in the evening, which means I have to record all my shows. It’s always been a pain dealing with timer conflicts and giving priority to one show over another. I know my family’s never happy with me having all the DVRs tied up recording shows. My headache’s a thing of the past, after my coworker at DISH told me about the Hopper DVR. I can get my four major networks recorded every night with PrimeTime Anytime. No more worries about timers and it’s all done on one turner so everyone can continue to watch TV. It’s been one of the best features I’ve used and I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love it.

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