CBS is yet to renew Elementary for season 6

The release date for Elementary season 6 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Elementary season 6 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. CBS is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.

About the series

Elementary is an American procedural drama TV series based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, specifically, on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Created by Robert Doherty, produced by CBS Television Studios, Timberman/Beverly Productions and Hills of Beans Productions, the series has originally premiered on September 27, 2012 on CBS. The current fifth season debuted on October 2, 2016.

The series is a modern take on the classic adventures of an eccentric genius Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and his sober-minded companion Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) in New York. Holmes moves to NYC following his addiction problem escalation in London and the beginning of rehabilitation, which prevented him from staying on as a consultant for Scotland Yard in England. Watson was a successful surgeon – up to the point where she`s lost a patient, and is now hired by Sherlock`s father to assist him in remaining sober. Holmes begins consulting the NYPD, and Watson is forced by the circumstances to take a shot at untangling crimes alongside the erratic detective in her care.

Excellent reception, decline in ratings and future prospects

The critical reception of Elementary has been steadily positive beginning with the first season and through the current fourth one. The series has been praised for a fresh approach to the classic source material, the performances, the well-written script and the portrayal of a deepening true friendship between the two lead characters. It earned a 7.9/10 IMDb score and a top-notch 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. For the first three seasons Elementary has attracted huge audiences, between 11 and 12 million viewers on the average, and has received several awards, including two Prism Awards, a GLAAD Award, and two Primetime Emmy nominations, yet the last completed season four has seen a significant drop in the ratings, averaging 5.74 million viewers per episode. Regardless of the decline in ratings, the network still decided to renew it for a fifth season, as the drama series now will have enough episodes to secure a syndication deal. The current season is earning similar ratings, having premiered to an audience of 6 million fans. It remains to be seen whether Elementary will be renewed for a sixth season, so please stay tuned for the latest news from ABC.

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