Rob Doherty is still on the case. The creator, executive producer and showrunner of Elementary has closed a new three-year overall deal with the studio behind the CBS drama series, CBS Television Studios.
Under the pact, Doherty will continue as executive producer and showrunner on Elementary, which is headed into its fifth season. The series, which gives a contemporary spin (and a female sidekick) to the classic Sherlock Holmes character, has done well for CBS, with solid DVR play. Additionally, the drama procedural starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu is a very lucrative property for CBS’ parent company with off-network, SVOD and international sales. Last year, Elementary “made approximately an $80 million profit for the corporation,” CBS Corp. chairman Leslie Moonves said last month.
Under the new overall deal, Doherty also will develop and supervise new projects for CBS TV Studios. Doherty, whose previous series credits include Medium and Tru Calling, is repped by UTA and attorneys Ken Richman and Gretchen Rush.