CBS orders Sherlock Holmes series and new dramas

US network CBS has unveiled its 2012-2013 line-up which includes Elementary, a modern-day Sherlock Holmes adaptation set in New York and starring Jonny Lee Miller as the sleuth and Lucy Liu as his sidekick, Dr. Joan Watson. The network ordered five other new scripted series, three dramas and two comedies. After a strong 2011-2012 season, the broadcaster also ordered 19 returning series.

Vegas will star Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis in a cop drama set in 1960s Las Vegas. Made in Jersey is about a working class girl competing with her Ivy League colleagues at a Manhattan law firm.

Comedy series Partners is about two best friends and business partners who find their bromance tested when one gets engaged.

Midseason show Golden Boy follows an ambitious cop who becomes New York’s youngest police commissioner. Also for midseason is comedy series Friend Me about two 20-somethings moving to LA and taking very different approaches to life in their new home.

Elementary, Friend Me and Vegas are produced by CBS and will be sold internationally by CBS Studios International. Partners and Golden Boy will be produced and sold by Warners. Made in Jersey will be produced by CBS and Sony Pictures Television and distributed by Sony.

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