CBS is only premiering four new shows this fall, and only one new comedy. CBS has a lot of long-running successful comedies like “How I Met Your Mother,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Big Bang Theory.” With last year’s success of “Two Broke Girls” and “Mike and Molly,” one might think they would double down and keep playing the sitcom game. However, this year they’re shooting for dramas. And in one avid television watcher’s opinion, it’s not going to end well…
 

VegasPremiere Date: Tuesday September 25th, at 10pm Eastern

Logline: This show is based on the true story of sheriff Ralph Lamb who goes up against powerful gangsters to bring order to Las Vegas in the 1960s.

Who’s Involved? Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis

Will I Watch? You’d think the networks would have learned after “Pan Am” and “The Playboy Club” debacles of 2011. Yet here they are again, trying to make a period drama work. I have learned my lesson. No thank you.

Will It Last? See above. Seriously, the NCIS lead-in can’t hurt, but a period drama up against two seasoned shows (“Private Practice” and “Parenthood”) doesn’t have a lot going for it.
 

ElementaryPremiere Date: Thursday, September 27th, at 10pm Eastern

Logline: A modern Sherlock Holmes procedural in which Sherlock is a cop/recovering addict and his Watson is a former surgeon.

Who’s Involved? Johnny Lee Miller (“Eli Stone”) and Lucy Liu

Will I Watch? If I wanted to watch another procedural, I would just watch “Law & Order: SVU” again.

Will It Last? Lack of competition, a good lead-in with “Person of Interest” and decent star power, make this a trifecta for a second season.
 

Made in JerseyPremiere Date: Friday, September 28th, at 9pm Eastern

Logline: Legal drama about a street smart Jersey Girl working in a class Manhattan law firm.

Who’s Involved? No one I’ve ever heard of.

Will I Watch? Nah, I’ll just watch the inevitable midseason show of Snooki trying to raise her baby.

Will It Last? Buried on a Friday night against “Grimm,” “Fringe,” and “Nikita”? I submit this show as my pick for the first to be cancelled.
 

PartnersPremiere Date: Monday, September 24th, at 8:30pm Eastern

Logline: A straight/gay bromance that is threatened when the straight one proposes to his girlfriend.

Who’s Involved? Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”), David Krumholtz (“Numb3rs”) and Sophia Bush (“One Tree Hill”). Created by “Will & Grace” creators, David Kohan and Max Mutchnick.

Will I Watch? Though I was not the biggest “Will & Grace” fan (I always felt bad for Will because every other character was tied for the worst person on the history of the planet), I’ll give this one a shot. Could be funny.

Will It Last? Situated right in the middle of the CBS Monday night comedy block, this show has a great lead-in with “How I Met Your Mother” and no other comedy competition. Plus, “Will & Grace” creators know what they’re doing.
 

Fall TV Preview Series
September 4: New ABC Shows
September 5: New Fox Shows
September 6: New CBS Shows
September 7: New NBC Shows
September 8: New CW Shows