‘Code Black’ and ‘Elementary’ 2018 Premiere Dates Announced

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Rob Lowe and Marcia Gay Harden in ‘Code Black’ (Photo by Cliff Lipson © 2016 CBS Broadcasting)

CBS has confirmed the 2018 return dates for the dramatic shows, Code Black and Elementary. Elementary will return to the network’s primetime lineup on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, taking over the time slot of Scorpion following its season finale. Code Black‘s new season premiere is set for May 2nd at 10pm ET/PT in the time slot Criminal Minds currently occupies.

Elementary is heading into its sixth season and stars Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn, Jon Michael Hill and Desmond Harrington. The drama is executive produced by Rob Doherty, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Jason Tracey, Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and Robert Goodman.

Code Black is returning for its third season and features Marcia Gay Harden, Boris Kodjoe, Harry Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth, William Allen Young, Emily Tyra, Noah Gray-Cabey, Emily Alyn Lind, Moon Bloodgood, Luis Guzmán, and Rob Lowe. Michael Seitzman, David Marshall Grant, Rob Bowman, Marti Noxon, Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Ryan McGarry, and Mike Weiss are the medical drama’s executive producers.

CBS Spring 2018 Schedule:

Monday, Effective April 30
10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT ELEMENTARY (6th Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Effective May 2
8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT SURVIVOR
9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT SEAL TEAM
10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT CODE BLACK (3rd Season Premiere)

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Lucy Liu as Joan Watson and Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes in ‘Elementary’ (Photo: Michael Parmelee © 2016 CBS Broadcasting)

The Elementary Plot: Elementary stars Jonny Lee Miller as Detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Initially sober companion and client, Holmes and Watson’s relationship evolved into a symbiotic professional investigative partnership. They are the top homicide consultants for Captain Thomas Gregson and work regularly alongside Detective Marcus Bell.

The pair entered into a mutually beneficial arrangement with Shinwell Johnson, an ex-convict who shared his expertise of the city’s underworld in exchange for them teaching him how to be an effective FBI informant. The trio’s alliance ended when Shinwell attacked Holmes after he and Watson discovered Shinwell committed an unsolved murder. The assault caused Holmes to suffer memory loss and hallucinations, a secret which compromises his work and relationship with Watson, and forces him to seek neurological help. Holmes copes with his health crisis by refocusing on his sobriety and discovers a new ally in Michael, a fellow addict who once found the strength to stay sober from Sherlock’s own words in past meetings. As Holmes struggles with uncharacteristic vulnerability, he fights to salvage his career and his friendship with Watson, which he values above all else.

The Code Black Plot: Code Black is a heart-pounding medical drama that takes place in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation, where the staggering influx of patients outweigh the limited resources available to the extraordinary doctors and nurses whose job is to treat them all – creating a condition known as Code Black. At the heart of the ER is Dr. Leanne Rorish, a stop-at-nothing residency director whose job is to save lives in an often-impossible environment. She is in the process of adopting a teenage girl named Ariel, and she is known to by the group of residents as “Daddy.”

Joining her is Col. Ethan Willis, who focuses now on field medicine, working on an ambulance or chopper with his ride-along partner, Rox Valenzuela, a tough and fearless paramedic. Both Leanne and Ethan work under – and sometimes against – the iron hand of ER and OR director Dr. Will Campbell, a top-tier surgeon. When the residents need a shoulder to cry on, they turn to senior ER nurse Jesse Sallander, known to them as “Mama,” whose stern hand guides them. Mama’s “children” include third-year residents Dr. Angus Leighton and Dr. Mario Savetti, and second-year residents Dr. Noa Kean and Dr. Elliot Dixon. Dr. Rollie Guthrie is the avuncular, wise grandfather to all. At Center Stage, life is measured in seconds, and these heroic doctors and nurses operate with speed and skill within an overwhelmed system to heal people who are often there for one of two reasons: to die or to receive a life-saving miracle.