You saw all the trailers and our thoughts on the new shows for ABC, NBC, & FOX. Now check out the same for the new CBS shows!
Link to Elementary on CBS.com.
Jenny’s Thoughts: It’s a cop show, which I love, and Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu are fantastic as Sherlock Holmes and a female Watson. I really loved the trailer, so I’m anxious to see more of this one. I think if you like The Mentalist, you’ll enjoy this one, too. – Excited
Megan’s Thoughts: Pure brilliance. I love the fact that Watson is a woman, and I love the eccentric, harsh character that Holmes is. It’s bound to be a hit if they can keep up the witty banter in the script while still solving crimes. I’m hooked already. – Excited
Kyle’s Thoughts: Did we really need another Sherlock Holmes adaptation? While the answer is “no,” I do like Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, and this does look like a good show. This version of Holmes kind of reminds me of Patrick Jane with a British accent. – Excited
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Link to Made in Jersey on CBS.com.
Jenny’s Thoughts: I have to admit that I was skeptical at first about this one, because it truly seemed like it was going to be a clone to Legally Blonde…and in some ways, it is. But the trailer was great. The character is likeable, which I’d expect, but I also liked a lot of the supporting characters. If everyone at her firm had been against her, I’d have been less optimistic about enjoying it. – Excited
Megan’s Thoughts: I am tentative to fall in love with yet another legal drama…but I find myself drawn in. The girl from the wrong side of the tracks, making it happen in the big city… What can I say? I’m a hopeless optimist at heart. As long as they can keep the heart, the humor, and some believability up for the season, they’ll have a hit. – Excited
Kyle’s Thoughts: It’s Marissa Tomei’s character from My Cousin Vinny meets Elle Woods. I wanted to hate this show simply due to the Jersey Shore. However, watching this trailer, I really liked the characters, and the show looks entertaining. – Excited
Link to Partners on CBS.com.
Jenny’s Thoughts: When I first heard about this, I thought it was about 2 gay men & a female friend of theirs – which would have been ok, but I wasn’t sure I’d relate to or enjoy as much because I didn’t relate to it. But no, it’s about a gay man & a straight man who are friends, who both have someone special in their lives, and everything that comes around because of that…which I love the concept of. I am really excited for this one. I think it’ll either be a quiet hit or loud flop. But I can see it going over like Mike & Molly, which is a hit, even though it isn’t a show most people talk about. – Excited
Megan’s Thoughts: I do really like the two main cast members of David Krumholtz and Michael Urie, and I love Sophia Bush. This premise looks like it could be a huge hit or a giant flop. If they play it right, it’ll be super, but if they don’t pace themselves with the story and the humor between the friends, it’s going to get old fast. – Curious
Kyle’s Thoughts: I like the two main cast members of David Krumholtz and Michael Urie. However, I don’t feel the same about the the supporting characters – the girlfriend and boyfriend (despite being a former Superman) seemed a bit bland, and the Latin woman seemed like a stereotype. The premise sounds good, and I enjoyed Will & Grace, so I’ll give it some time. – Curious
Link to Vegas on CBS.com.
Jenny’s Thoughts: Eek. This has to be THE cast for the new season. Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Jason O’Mara, Taylor Handley, & Carrie-Anne Moss? Taylor is the only one I hadn’t heard of, but when I looked him up, he’s been in several things I’ve watched. So it’s an impressive cast. I’m not into period dramas at all, but honestly, with this cast, I can’t *not* watch. – Curious
Megan’s Thoughts: This is a huge cast! Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis alone make me want to tune in, but cast aside, I’m tentative if this is going to be a hit. Another period show? I’m going to give CBS the benefit of the doubt because they often surprise me, and I do like the rough and tough cowboy sheriff, so I’ll watch for now. – Curious
Kyle’s Thoughts: What’s with all these big name actors coming to TV this year?! Besides Dennis Quaid, they’ve got a lot of other great folks in this cast. However, I feel like we’ve seen this building of Vegas story so many times. That said, I’ll give it a chance just due to the cast and production value. – Cautiously Curious
There you have it! CBS’s new shows and our first thoughts based purely on the trailers and show info. What do you think you’ll be watching, recording, or skipping?