‘Arrow,’ ‘Elementary’ and ‘Vegas’ Get Full Season Orders

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 10:26 pm,

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Fox and NBC have already added some freshmen shows as permanent additions to this season’s TV schedule and now The CW and CBS are the latest networks to give a future to their new series.

Hot on the heels of the end of Smallville, the DC Comics adaptation of Arrow has just been given a full season order at The CW, while new dramas Elementary and Vegas will also stick around for at least one full season at CBS.

THR has word on Arrow starring Stephen Amell, who confirmed the series pick-up via his own Twitter. The new series gave The CW their highest ratings in three years, and the preview at New York Comic-Con certainly gave fans something to cheer about a couple weeks ago. It doesn’t hurt to have characters like Deathstroke and Torchwood star John Barrowman showing up this season either. Arrow finally marks a successful TV superhero endeavor for Greg Berlanti after his ABC series No Ordinary Family was canceled a little while back, and it’ll be around for at least one full season.

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Meanwhile, over at CBS, LA Times reports the contemporary take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes seems to have legs, despite the fact that many viewers had already claimed loyalty to BBC’s most recent contemporary adaptation, Sherlock, of the classic detective starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Elementary stars Jonny Lee Miller in the Sherlock role with a female variation on Watson portrayed by Lucy Liu. Though their chemistry isn’t as interesting as the larger premise, Miller’s turn as Holmes is fantastic, and some interesting previously unexplored elements of the relationship between Holmes and Watson should make for intriguing character development.

Hopefully the series gets a little less procedural and introduces Holmes’ well-known adversary Moriarty for a multi-episode (or perhaps even recurring) stint sometime soon. Guest stars like Johnny Simmons (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) in the third episode made for an interesting case and the promise of Lisa Edelstein guest starring – former star of the Holmes-inspired series House M.D. – is good, but as that medical drama illustrated in its later seasons, this procedural formula can get tiresome after awhile.

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Finally, with Michael Chiklis on the wrong side of the law – led by Dennis Quaid as sheriff – Vegas seems to have found a decent audience as the series from GoodFellas writer Nicholas Pileggi and Without a Trace executive producer Greg Walker is the second new drama to get longer life this season at CBS. Chiklis had great success with The Shield, and while this show doesn’t seem to be up to par with Shawn Ryan’s gritty crime drama, it’s a solid TV home for the actor. Quaid is venturing into TV for the first time, and it seems to have paid off for now. At least it’s better than CSI: Miami.

Arrow airs Wednesday’s at 8/7c on the CW.

Vegas airs Tuesdays at 10/9c and Elementary airs Thursday at 10/9c, both on CBS.


Source: THR and LA Times

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  1. Loving arrow and elementary nuff said

  2. great news for arrow and elementary. dont watch vegas.

    Yeah elementary doesnt come close to Sherlock, but it is still a good show. if anything, its a great way to pass the long break between seasons of sherlock and the even longer breaks between robert downey jr films.

    • lol!

  3. Arrow is excellent televison and Elementary isn’t bad. The best thing Elementary has going for it is that it’s on Thursday night after Person of Interest.

  4. hell yeah!! arrow!!

  5. Arrow is a cool show glad we get to see more of it. Elementary isn’t bad either. Ive never seen Vegas but I love Michael chiklis but I cannot stand Dennis quad I hate almost all of his movies I think he’s a terrible actor

  6. Arrow-Fantastic
    Elementry-It’s okay I like it
    Vegas-Haven’t seen it I prefer the SYFY channel on Tuesdays

  7. ARROW!!!

  8. Chikilis was great in The Shield. Although towards the last couple seasons it got confusing and started losing continuity of ideas, one could not have found a better actor to play the part of Mackey. Mike C. was definitely made for the part and vice-versa! Excellent at portraying a dirty, arrogant cop on the wrong side of the law!

    • PS (Arrow was pretty good so far, also, I thought. Not great, but pretty good, enough so that picky me is going to keep watching it.)

  9. Any News on LAST RESORT or BOSS ?

  10. Great news for Arrow! It’s been great so far.

    Haven’t seen Elementary or Vegas yet, but I’m firmly against everything that I know about Elementary so far.

  11. Arrow – is a rubbish soapy DALLAS with mostly laughable action sequences with poor continuity. If your 12 or below you will like it – if not then I don’t understand…It’s terrible.

    Elementary – good tv. A cross between Sherlock and The Mantalist.

    Vegas – a bore to watch – expected better.

    • I’m older than 12 and I love Arrow … what does that say about me, and as a matter of fact, all the adults who like the show as well?

      I’ll grant you the soapy drama. IMO it isn’t nearly as terrible as you put it to be, but it’s definitely an issue they need to work on.
      As for “laughable action sequences”: The action sequences from the first two episodes look like something out of a high budget movie in my view, and I don’t know where you’re seeing poor continuity either.

      It’s a good/great show that needs some improvement (like any new show starting out). Of course, you’re entitled to your own opinion, but I think it you should give it a chance… at least watch one or two more episodes.

      • It’s 90% soapy Dallas yet you like it?? I guess you have to have low standards. Comparable to a Chuck Norris ‘high budget’ movies I presume.

        There are enemies in one shot and then not in another nearly every action sequence plus make they need to make missing bullets realistic & not a Chuck Norris movie. Enemies stand there and wait their turn for an oldskool Batman & Robin ‘BANG’/’POW’ instead of converging or shooting (but he’s Chuck Norris…).

        There is constant like and dislike portrayed without the viewer being told what mood Queen is meant to be in with certain characters. One moment getting along then another suddenly pissed with someone. Maybe there is comic book subtext but come on – use it in the show then…

        • ^^you can’t compare to movies of recent years. Close up/zoom in on action sequences are cheap/low budget like The Hunger Games & Revolution.

          • Grant you the 12 thing but comic book are aimed at kids and this show is aimed at 18-49 demographic as its a tv show that relies on these audiences(like all shows). It needs to decide to be an adult audiences or a kids/teen audience(which it currently is).

            I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt and hope to eat my words but don’t see it happening this season.

        • I honestly do not see where you’re coming from. No disrespect intended, but from your complaints/criticisms, it looks like you were watching a different show.

          And no, I don’t have low standards.

          • ‘the first two episodes look like something out of a high budget movie in my view’ – yet you don’t have low standards! What the hell have you watched? I’m not trolling as I know I may seem to be appearing now.

          • I kinda agree with him. I’ve only seen the first two episodes, but it is very cheesy. It’s like when I watch back “The A-Team”, “Knight Rider” or “Airwolf” now. Apart from the nostalgia (mainly contained in the openings), they are so bad, and yet as a kid I loved them.

            Maybe it’ll get more interesting, but the acting, action sequences and complete lack of realism of any kind is really not pulling me in at the moment. Maybe kids love it though. Also Oliver Queen seems to be living in “Smallville” Lex Luthor’s mansion!

            But saying that, it wasn’t terrible. Just very bland.

            • ^^I take back saying it’s terrible. I completely agree with you though (12 year old appeal/same effect on me when I was a kid with A-Team (now seeing it as really bad). Its bland is a better way of putting it.

  12. Awsome news for Arrow!!! That show is fantastic! Stephan Amell makes the show go, and makes a great super hero! Smart move by the CW, I just they’re around long enough to keep the show on for years.