After what may be a change of executives at the network, changes in writers and showrunners, things that were once assured have the possibility of falling to the wayside. Fortunately, Sherlock executive producer Sue Vertue (and wife of co-creator Steven Moffat) isn't staying quiet about CBS's programming decision. The modern-day retelling of the classic Holmes and Watson dynamic won a core of loyal fans over the years, and the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson have gone strong story-wise for six seasons, which is a healthy run on network television. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. ‘So are grateful and celebrating what we had and looking forward to the future.’. By Michael Ausiello / December 17 2018, 4:13 PM PST Courtesy of CBS. Moving outside of the limited 140-character world of Twitter, Vertue revealed to The Independent that she knew CBS was interested in developing a modern day Sherlock Holmes series, because the network previously approached Sherlock bosses about wanting to remake their series - a series that's currently on the air and that is co-produced and broadcast by PBS in America: We understand that CBS are doing their own version of an updated Sherlock Holmes. For some additional viewing options beyond rewatching Elementary, check out our midseason TV premiere schedule. There’s no big Holmes-ian mystery to solve here – the show bosses have simply decided that this is the time to bring the show to an end. 'Sherlock' executive producer Sue Vertue is taking off the gloves on CBS's modern day Sherlock Holmes pilot 'Elementary', promising to protect the well-being of their series. There's still a wait before Elementary hits the airwaves, but you can always relive the first six seasons streaming on Hulu. Source: The Independent [via: Digital Spy], As Screen Rant's television editor, Anthony gets yelled at by fans of every television show on the air. Will not time travel. Elementary Cancelled after CBS Loses Lawsuit to BBC over the modern Sherlock Holmes brand How is a network supposed to develop a pilot that needs to be continuously and extensively vetted by its legal department in order for it to make it to air? https://metro.co.uk/2017/09/27/5-years-on-can-we-settle-the-question-is-elementary-better-than-sherlock-6959727/https://metro.co.uk/2017/09/27/5-years-on-can-we-settle-the-question-is-elementary-better-than-sherlock-6959727/, Flustered virgin on Naked Attraction rushes off set and ‘consoled by producers’ after being overwhelmed by vaginas, Strictly 2020: Caroline Quentin admits to rowing with Johannes Radebe during intense rehearsals: ‘The honeymoon is over’, Doctor Hilary Jones reveals best feel-good tips to deal with second lockdown, BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker exposes Piers Morgan’s glaring error as he cocks up US election brag, Teen sex worker from Channel 5 show Adults Only sees up to 21 clients a day. Production wrapped on December 14, and in a departure from most shows' production, the final scene to be filmed was the final scene in the series finale. There's good news. NCIS: Los Angeles Cast An All American Alum To Create Some Conflict, Why The Talk's Eve Is Exiting The Show At The End Of 2020, Oh No! Shedding some light on why CBS decided to move forward with their modern-day Sherlock Holmes pilot, as well reassuring fans that they'll make sure Sherlock is in no way negatively impacted by Elementary, Vertue lays out the uphill battle that CBS will have if they decide to take their modern telling of Sherlock Holmes to series. At the time, they made great assurances about their integrity, so we have to assume that their modernised Sherlock Holmes doesn't resemble ours in any way, as that would be extremely worrying. Additionally, Elementary's end at the conclusion of Season 7 has reportedly been more or less set for quite a while now. CBS has more reasons to cancel Elementary, than to renew it for season six. I wrote my first episode of TV on this show, got engaged on this show, got married on this show, bought a house on this show… It's been an incredible journey. When CBS decided to order the modern-day Sherlock Holmes pilot Elementary, fans of the BBC and PBS series Sherlock were appropriately perplexed. The show will still be back for its seventh season, which will likely premiere at some point in 2019, although CBS hasn't set a premiere date just yet. Resident of One Chicago, Bachelor Nation, and Cleveland. And I will be suing the BBC for Sherlock. And it's very good. If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us celebtips@metro.co.uk, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page - we'd love to hear from you. Only time will tell. Twitter: @anthonyocasio, All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. Stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu's contracts were set to be up soon, and the ratings haven't been impressive for a while. ‘A lot of parties came together and talked about their positions on the show – both in terms of business and in terms of creative – and we all decided that this was an opportune time to say goodbye to a show that has been very, very good to us,” CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl told Deadline. A one-stop shop for all things video games. While subtle similarities may show up here and there, the sheer amount of work and potential legal battles that may come from attempting to bring about one new series to air isn't worth it. Thankfully, The Independent asked copyright specialist Margaret Tofalides that exact question. Kidding! That finale revealed Sherlock and Watson had relocated to London, but creator/executive producer Rob Doherty has already stated that the dynamic duo will be back in New York for the seventh season, so fans don't need to worry that they saw the last of the characters left behind. Knowledge that the end was coming may have allowed the Elementary team to bring the show to a natural and satisfying conclusion rather than ending on a cliffhanger never to be resolved due to a premature cancellation. Expect CBS to make a decision on Elementary this May. Consequently, I’ve left my perch and am circling in anticipation of a lovely feast. Elementary will return in the spring of 2019 on CBS. And it's very good. e-mail: anthony@screenrant.com How Much Is Real, World Of Warcraft Multiboxing Will Soon Be Banned, Blizzard Warns, PS5 Demo Units Are Finally Appearing In Stores, RHONY: Tinsley Mortimer Supports Joe Biden After Skipping Voting In 2016. The cancellation will nevertheless disappoint fans, but they don't need to despair just yet. While there's nothing inherently wrong with creating a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, it's currently being done. When CBS decided to order the modern-day Sherlock Holmes pilot Elementary, fans of the BBC and PBS series Sherlock were appropriately perplexed. The same goes for Elementary, the CBS TV adaption starring Jonny Lee Miller. The show’s executive producer Carl Beverly added: ‘[Series creator] Rob [Doherty] set out to tell a story, and it feels like he has accomplished what he had set out to do. — Jeffrey Paul King (@JeffreyPaulKing) December 18, 2018. The executive producers actually deliberately crafted a Season 6 finale that could double as a series finale if plans for a final Season 7 fell through. But if the unusual elements of the BBC series - the modern settings, characters, clothes, plots and distinctive visual style - were closely reproduced in the CBS version, that could form the basis of a potential copyright claim. Sherlock season 2 airs in May on PBS. Co-executive producer Jeffrey Paul King is also among those who have reacted to the news. After years of uncertainty and less-than-stellar ratings, Elementary has officially gotten the axe from CBS. But what exactly could Sherlock make a case about? Elementary Cancelled After 7 Seasons. CBS broke the news earlier this week that the show – which stars Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock and Lucy Liu as his sidekick Joan – would not be continuing beyond its forthcoming seventh season. The series premiered on CBS on September 27, 2012. The seventh series does not yet have an airdate, but has just finished filming – so will most likely be on some time in 2019. 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While not out-right threatening CBS with legal action, the wording does lend itself to the assumption that if something were to negatively impact Sherlock, BBC's legal department will be at the ready. There’s bad news for fans of modern day Sherlock Holmes saga Elementary – after news came that the show has been cancelled. (Disclosure: TV Guide is owned by CBS) PHOTOS: Holiday Gift Guide for Fans of Game of Thrones, Riverdale, The Walking Dead, Legacies and more It's not his fault that your favorite show is terrible. Unlike other shows that had the bad luck to be cancelled after already being renewed for another season, Elementary's renewal from back in May still stands.