Elementary season 5 to premiere on October 02, 2016
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Basic info and plot
Elementary is an American, award-winning detective and mystery drama TV series that is at the moment airing on the CBS channel in the United States. The hit series was created by Robert Doherty whose resume includes such successful TV projects as Medium and Ringer. A collaborative effort between Hill of Beans Productions and Timberman-Beverly Productions, the mystery and crime drama show was first released on CBS on September 27, 2012.
In many sources, including the official press releases, the series is described as a modern day rendition of the world-famous novels by Conan Doyle. We personally find very few commonalities between the two, except for the fact that the main character’s name is Sherlock Holmes (portrayed by Jonny Lee Miller) and his female assistant and protégé is named Dr. Joan Watson (played by Lucy Liu). Nonetheless, the series is fun to watch, the characters seem believable and the crime puzzles are often quite intriguing. Plus, the fact that Miller is very pleasant to look at helps too.
Current season and renewal expectations
Season 4 of Elementary came out in the US on CBS on Thursday, November 5, 2015 and like all previous chapters it will have 24 one-hour episodes. As of today, the ratings are slightly down – from an average of 7.4 million viewers in a third season, to 5.4 million after a few episodes in season four – but the reviews are still very good and critics seem to enjoy the show no less than the audience. We believe that the series still has a future and we will be able to see more of the eccentric detective and his loyal partner. Check back with us for any updates or subscribe to our notifications and get an automated email as soon as Elementary is renewed for season 5.
UPDATED December 18, 2015: The ratings of the current run of Elementary are slightly down when compared to last year and the TV series is currently on a winter break after having aired its mid-season finale on December 17th. The CBS channel has just revealed that season 4B of the show will be back with all new episodes on Thursday, January 7, 2016. The network is yet to determine the fate of the next chapter, so stay tuned.
UPDATED March 26, 2016: CBS network has come out with a mass renewal announcement on March 25, 2016. Some of 11 series greenlit for further productions were sure-fire candidates, but the fate of Elementary was, in fact, in jeopardy. The series' ratings have been dropping continuously and significantly, i.e. the current fourth season saw a 22% decline in viewership when compared to the previous installment. The current audience is just 5.8 million viewers per episode, and although the reviews are still mostly favorable, the network decision could have gone in either direction. However, CBS decided to give the series another chance, and renewed Elementary for a fifth season, so stay tuned for updates and the release date.
UPDATED September 12, 2016: Although the multiple award-winning crime drama series Elementary has seen its ratings decline from season to season, dropping to just below 6 million viewers per episode in the most recent installment, the CBS network’s executives still made a decision to renew the show in hopes for a syndication deal. Still adored by a sizeable fan pool, a modern take on Sherlock Holmes stories is ready to kick off its fifth round on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT, right after the season premieres of NCIS: Los Angeles at 8pm and Madam Secretary at 9pm. Subscribe to our notification system and we will drop you an email reminder of the premiere date of Elementary season 5 one day prior to its debut.