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Upfronts: CBS Orders Seven Shows To Series For 2012-2013 Season


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CBS announced today the ordering seven new shows to series for its fall lineup. Four dramas were picked up, Elementary, Made in Jersey, Vegas and Golden Boy, in addition to two comedies, Partners and Friend Me. The reality show The Job rounds out the additions to their schedule.

Elementary is described as a modern day take on the famous cases of Sherlock Holmes. Jonny Lee Miller (Eli Stone) will play the lead role of the detective, who lives in New York City and works with Lucy Liu, who plays Watson. Aidan Quinn also stars. The series is written and by Rob Doherty. Doherty, Sarah Timbeman, Carl Beverly will serve as executive producers along with Michael Cuesta, who also directed the pilot.

Made in Jersey (formerly known as Baby Big Shot), is a legal drama that centers on a working class woman, played by Janet Montgomery (Entourage), who uses her street smarts to compete with her colleagues at a prestigious New York law firm. Stephanie March, Kyle MacLachlan and Erin Cummings also star in the show written by Dana Calvo and produced by Calvo, Kevin Falls, Jamie Tarses, Julia Franz and Mark Waters.

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Vegas is a period piece set in the 1960s based on the true story of Ralph Lamb, a rodeo cowboy who became a sheriff in Las Vegas. Dennis Quaid stars as Lamb in the series along with Jason O’Mara, Carrie Anne Moss and Michael Chiklis. The pilot was written by Nicholas Pileggi and Greg Walker. Both will serve as executive producers for the show along with Quaid, Chiklis, James Mangold, Cathy Konrad and Arthur Sarkissian. Mangold directed the pilot.

Golden Boy revolves around one man’s rise from an officer to a detective to a police commissioner. Theo James (Underworld: Awakening) stars in the series along with Bonnie Somerville and Chi McBride. The pilot was written by Nicholas Wootton. Wootton will serve as exectuvie producer along with Greg Berlanti, Melissa Kellner Berman and Richard Shepard, who also directed the pilot.

Partners stars David Krumholtz (Numbers) and Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) as lifelong friends and business partners whose relationship has become like a form of marriage until Charlie (Krumholtz) decides to propose to his girlfriend. Sophia Bush and Bandon Routh also star in the series written by Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, both with producing credits as well. James Burrows directed the pilot.

Friend Me follows the journey of two best friends played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad) and Nicholas Braun (10 Things I Hate About You), who move from their Indiana hometown to LA to star working at Groupon. The two friends have very different ideas about how to live their lives in LA and it tests their friendship. Paul Alan Kirschenbaum wrote the pilot and he will produce the show along with Ajay Sahgal, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum and the pilot was directed by Pamela Fryman.

The Job is described as a reality show where contestants will compete each week for different dream jobs. The project is from Mark Burnett and Michael Davies.

Mandy Treccia
Mandy Treccia has served as TVSource Magazine’s Executive Editor since 2016, formerly as Editorial Director from 2012-2016. She is an avid TV watcher and card carrying fan girl prone to sudden bursts of emotion, ranging from extreme excitement to blind rage during her favorite shows and has on more than once occasion considered having a paper bag on hand to get her through some tough TV moments. Her taste in TV tends to rival that of a thirteen-year-old girl, but she’s okay with that.

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