Elementary Canceled After Seven Seasons at CBS!

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It's the end of the line for Sherlock and Joan. 

CBS has announced the upcoming seventh season of Elementary will be the last for the Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu-fronted series. 

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A lot of parties came together and talked about their positions on the show — both in terms of business and in terms of creative — and we all decided that this was an opportune time to say goodbye to a show that has been very, very good to us,” CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl said in a statement to Deadline.

Related: Elementary Renewed for Season 7

Added EP Carl Beverly: “[Series creator] Rob [Doherty] set out to tell a story, and it feels like he has accomplished what he had set out to do."

"The actors, the crew and the cast feel that way, and we feel that. So are grateful and celebrating what we had and looking forward to the future.”

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The renewal for Elementary Season 7 was a surprising one, especially when you consider the fact that the ratings have not been strong for the series in several years. 

Elementary Season 6 averaged just 3.8 million total viewers and a 0.5 rating in the demo earlier this year. However, the show has a lucrative syndication deal that has raked in a lot of money for CBS over the years. 

That deal brings in as much as $3 million per episode produced, and that's before international sales are taken into consideration. 

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On domestic ratings alone, the series should have been canceled several years ago, but the power of CBS owning the series combined with the syndication deal has allowed the show to remain on the air for longer. 

Elementary Season 7 will span 13 episodes and will bring the story to a close. Elementary Season 6 concluded with Sherlock and Joan making their way to the U.K. signaling a big change in the storylines for the series. 

What are your thoughts on the cancellation? 

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Remember you can watch Elementary online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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