It’s Elementary for WGN America

It may be attempting to rebrand itself as a home for original drama.

But that hasn’t stopped WGN America dipping into the syndication market to pick up off-network cable rights to CBS procedural Elementary.



WGN America has acquired rights to all seasons of the show after each season has aired on CBS.

The cable network also recently picked up off-network rights to Person of Interest.

Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective Sherlock Holmes, Elementary stars Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock, Lucy Liu as Dr Joan Watson as a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases.

It is produced by CBS Television Studios and executive produced by Rob Doherty, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman and Craig Sweeny.