Despite low ratings and being omitted from the CBS series renewal order in March, creator and executive producer Robert Doherty is still hopeful his Elementary TV show will not be cancelled. He’s so optimistic, in fact, that he included cliffhangers into the Elementary season five finale episode.
A CBS procedural crime drama, Elementary follows detective Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu). Also starring are Aidan Quinn as Captain Thomas Gregson and Jon Michael Hill as Detective Marcus Bell. The cast also includes John Noble and Nelsan Ellis.
TV Line reports Doherty is betting on a sixth season:
“I’m an eternal optimist,” Doherty tells TVLine. “I feel good. I feel like we’ve had a strong season. We’re certainly very pleased with the way it’s wrapping up. And trust me, there’s a lot of Elementary left in this humble writing staff. Many, many stories to come.”
Doherty adds that the Season 5 closer (airing Sunday, May 21 at 10/9c) was “absolutely” intended as “a season finale,” not a series ender. And if it does turn out to be the show’s swan song, viewers might be left without closure, seeing as how the episode features “a cliffhanger in a couple of respects.”
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Among other scripted CBS TV shows, Elementary ranks above only Doubt, which has already been cancelled, Training Day, which hasn’t been officially cancelled but will be, and Ransom. Although a renewal is not impossible, a sixth season of Elementary does not seem too likely.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Elementary TV show? Should CBS cancel or renew it for season six?