'Elementary': How Does CBS' Sherlock Holmes Measure Up?

Watson's gender switch and other takeaways on the changes to the famed detective.

Elementary's creators explain why Sherlock's worth reinventing

Move over, Robert Downey Jr. And you too, Benedict Cumberbatch. There's a new Sherlock Holmes on the screen, and he's not like any Sherlock we've seen before, said the creator and executive producer of CBS's Elementary , Robert Doherty, in an exclusive interview with Blastr.

How Elementary Won't Go There with Sherlock and Watson

Millions of Sherlock Holmes fans can rest easy; CBS' Holmes adaptation Elementary will pretty much never suffer from the Moonlighting curse (and here's hoping that is the last time we'll ever mention those two ideas in the same sentence). After CBS announced that its modern-day adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective series would feature a female Watson, fans feared that sexual tension may develop within one of the most iconic partnerships in history. But they didn't need to worry. Executive producer Rob Doherty promises there will be no romance between the dynamic duo in this iteration, which stars Jonny Lee Miller as the recovering addict and consultant for the NYPD, while his distaff Watson ( Lucy Liu ) is a former surgeon who becomes Sherlock's "sober companion." "It was certainly never about creating...

VIDEO: Sherlock Holmes Tries to Crack the Case of Elementary

Sherlock Holmes has been tasked with solving many mysteries, but can he explain how new shows have ripped off past concepts? In the mock video from , Holmes looks over the new fall schedule as he deciphers which shows have repeated successful themes. " Chicago Fire is Law & Order with fireman," he quips.

Fall 2012 Premiere: Elementary (CBS) “Pilot” Episode 1

Elementary  “Pilot” Episode 1 premieres Thursday, Sept. 27 (10:01-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television  Network. Episode Synopsis:  Detective Sherlock  Holmes, along with his sober companion, Dr. Joan Watson, uses his uncanny ability to read people and analyze crimes to assist the NYPD on some of their more difficult cases. In the season premiere, Holmes consults on a home invasion that resulted in murder, onELEMENTARY , Thursday, Sept. 27 (10:01-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Read More...  

Sherlock And Joan Put Their Powers Of Deduction To Use In These Cool ‘Elementary’ Promos

We’re just a week away from the premiere of  Elementary  now, and I don’t know about you, but the anticipation is starting to get to me. CBS’s take on the  classic detective Sherlock Holmes and  his partner John Watson looks poised to bring some cool new twists to the story. First and foremost of which is turning John into Joan, Sherlock’s sober companion. To tide you over until next Thursday and to give you better idea of  Elementary ‘s tone, I have four promo vids to share with you below. The first one features Joan’s first encounter with Sherlock’s particular brand of eccentricity (and his wall of televisions). Then the second promo gives us a look at Sherlock’s powers of deduction  in action. “I don’t guess things, I observe and then I deduce,” he says. Read More...  

ELEMENTARY Series Premiere Preview: Watch Sherlock and Watson’s First Meeting!

Much has been made of the new CBS series ELEMENTARY (which is a modern day telling of the Sherlock Holmes stories). Personally? I love it, but you can make up your own mind when the series debuts Thursday, September 27th at 10 PM. However, in the meantime, you can get a sneak peek of Sherlock [...]

Holmes Gets Slapped in New 'Elementary' Promo

Showing a disagreement between Holmes and his sober companion Watson, the snippet also sees that sometimes the quirky detective is willing to take the former surgeon's suggestion.