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'Elementary' Gets Post-Super Bowl Slot On CBS

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"Elementary" will air post-Super Bowl. | AP

CBS has given freshman drama "Elementary" the coveted post-Super Bowl timeslot. The network will air an episode of the series starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu on Sunday, February 3 at approximately 10 p.m. ET.

"Elementary," which normally airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on CBS, has been averaging 14.2 million viewers, according to CBS. The show stars Miller as the eccentric Sherlock Holmes and Liu as Dr. Joan Watson, a former surgeon who becomes his sober companion.

The timeslot after the Super Bowl is a coveted spot for networks since the game is one of the most-watched broadcasts each year. Last year's post-Super Bowl series, "The Voice," had 36.7 million viewers. The year before, an episode of "Glee," had 26.8 million viewers. In 2010, the last time CBS aired the Super Bowl, the network broadcasted the series premiere of "Undercover Boss" to 38.6 million viewers.

CBS recently handed out a full season order to "Elementary."

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