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CBS orders four new shows

CSI MIAMI.JPG CBS has such a strong lineup the network has ordered only four new series for the 2012-2013 season. They include three dramas — “Elementary,” “Vegas,” “Made in Jersey” — and the comedy “Partners. The new shows join 19 returning series.

The biggest change is the cancelation of “CSI: Miami.” Network executives have been talking for months about losing one or more of the shows from the “CSI” franchise. Keep an eye on “CSI:NY” as it probably will be one of the next shows to go.

CBS is moving “Two and a Half Men” from its longtime home on Mondays to air behind “Big Bang Theory” on Thursdays. Considering the failures that have been in that 8:30 p.m. time slot, this is a strong move.

Other CBS shows getting the ax were the freshman series “How To Be a Gentleman,” “Unforgettable” and “A Gifted Man.” “Rob” and “NYC 22″ also got booted. There’s no word on the fate of “Rules of Engagement.”

As for the new shows, “Elementary” is a contemporary look at detective Sherlock Holmes in New York City starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu while “Vegas” has Dennis Quaid playing a Las Vegas sheriff who battled the mob in the ’60s.

Janet Montgomery plays a first-year lawyer in “Made in Jersey.” And, “Partners” is a comedy about two very different life-long best friends and business partners and their significant others. It stars David Krumholtz and Michael Urie.

“Undercover Boss” will return later in the year.

The new 2012-2013 schedule is as follows:

8 p.m. “How I Met Your Mother”
8:30 p.m. “Partners”
9 p.m. “2 Broke Girls”
9:30 p.m. “Mike & Molly”
10 p.m. “Hawaii Five-0

8 p.m. “NCIS”
9 p.m. “NCIS: Los Angeles”
10 p.m. “Vegas”

8 p.m. “Survivor”
9 p.m. “Criminal Minds”
10 p.m. “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”

8 p.m. “The Big Bang Theory”
8:30 p.m. “Two and a Half Men”
9 p.m. “Person of Interest”
10 p.m. “Elementary”

8 p.m. “CSI: NY”
9 p.m. “Made in Jersey”
10 p.m. “Blue Bloods”

8 p.m. “Crimetime Saturday”
9 p.m. “Crimetime Saturday”
10 p.m. “48 Hours Mystery”

7 p.m. “60 Minutes”
8 p.m. “The Amazing Race”
9 p.m. “The Good Wife”
10 p.m. “The Mentalist”

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Heather P says:

I love, love, love Jonny Lee Miller (even more than I do Benedict Cumberbatch) but I just don’t think there is any way I can enjoy “Elementary” as much as I do “Sherlock”. Alas. . . I guess it is just a good thing that my love for all things Holmsian surpasses any one actor or single incarnation of the stories themselves. I look forward to giving it a chance.