Will Elementary return for season six? The CBS series is nearing the end of its fifth season and has not been renewed. What do you think? Should the TV show be cancelled or renewed for another season?
The drama follows eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Doctor Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) as they help solve crimes in modern-day New York. The cast also includes Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hill.
Given ratings alone, a renewal for Elementary looks uncertain. Currently, season five is averaging a 0.67 rating in the 18-49 demo and only 4.975 million viewers — low numbers for CBS. However, despite the poor ratings, Deadline reports a season six renewal seems likely.
First, Elementary is completely owned by CBS, making a renewal easier and more profitable for the network. Additionally, the series has lucrative off-network and SVOD deals with WGN America and Hulu Plus that bring in “as much as $3 million total per episode.”
Are you a fan of Elementary? Do you think the show has run its course? Would you watch a sixth season? Please take the poll and tell us what you think.