CBS unveils prime time schedule at programme upfront

CBS unveils prime time schedule at programme upfront

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MUMBAI: CBS has unveiled its 2012-2013 prime time schedule, ordering four new series and making four key time period moves to further enhance television?s top-rated schedule.

The new series include Elementary, a contemporary take on the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes in New York City, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu; Vegas, a drama inspired by a real-life sheriff and his battle with a powerful mobster for control of Las Vegas in the 1960s, starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis; Made in Jersey, starring Janet Montgomery as a smart first-year lawyer with working-class roots practicing at a prestigious Manhattan law firm; and Partners, a comedy about two very different life-long best friends and business partners and their significant others, starring David Krumholtz and Michael Urie.

"These new series feature a great range of bold concepts, rich characters, big stars and fresh faces," said CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler.

"From a new take on Sherlock Holmes to an epic battle for control of 1960s Las Vegas to a working-class point of view in a prestigious law firm, the dramas each have a unique style and sensibility. And, our new comedy Partners fits perfectly with the CBS Monday night tradition of relationship comedies with a lot of heart and humor."

The freshman series will be joined by 19 returning shows, including the drama/scripted program ? NCIS; comedy ? The Big Bang Theory; new series ? Person of Interest; new series/comedy in adults ? 2 Broke Girls; news program ? 60 Minutes; and the eight-time Emmy Award winner The Amazing Race.

The other returning series include How I Met Your Mother, Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-0, NCIS: Los Angeles, Survivor, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Two And A Half Men, CSI: NY, Blue Bloods, 48 Hours Mystery, The Mentalist and The OD Wife.

For mid-season, the Emmy Award-nominated Undercover Boss returns, plus the new reality series The Job from executive producers Michael Davies and Mark Burnett. Also for mid-season are the new drama Golden Boy and the new comedy Friend Me.

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