You don’t need to be a gambling man (or woman) or someone with a keen sense of observation to have predicted that this news would come sooner rather than later. With networks finally making moves and solidifying their schedules for the rest of the 2012-2013 season, CBS made the announcement earlier today that they have ordered up full seasons for Elementary and Vegas - shows they tout as the #1 and #2 new dramas on television. I suppose NBC will argue that with Revolution numbers, but that’s neither here nor there.
In a statement released today, CBS Pres Nina Tassler noted that
”Vegas and Elementary have opened strong, delivering big audiences and winning performances in important time periods. Each of the shows has rich characters, big stars and a unique visual style that have stood out in the crowd, helping make two of our strongest nights even stronger.”
Vegas is a routine winner in the Tuesday 10pm slot, as Private Practice and Parenthood hold their own. Elementary is actually up on numbers from Thursday’s previous homeowner, The Mentalist. Are you pleased with these pickups?
No word yet on CBS’s critically polarizing comedy, Partners - the only remaining new show on CBS left without a fate.