News for Elementary

What's Hot Today

'Elementary' On CBS: Moriarty Is Coming -- Eventually

Sherlock Holmes is everywhere these days -- on the hit BBC series, in huge Hollywood blockbuster films and, as "Elementary" executive producer Robert Doherty pointed out, an inspiration all over TV: "I see his fingerprints on so many shows." But CBS' new version isn't like any Sherlock we've ever seen. Set in modern-day New York City, "Elementary's" Sherlock ( Jonny Lee Miller ) is a tatted-up recovering alcoholic ("Some of my choices in the '90s have made for some time-consuming make-up calls," Miller said of his tattoos. "But not here."); Holmes, fresh out of rehab, is saddled with a sober partner named Watson, who just so happens to be a woman (hi, Lucy Liu !). At Sunday's CBS Television Critics Association panel, Miller and Liu were joined by executive producers Doherty, Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman to tell us more about the new dynamic they're exploring here, and how they'll incorporate the stories' classic themes and characters -- including big bad Moriarty. "Man, woman -- the friendship is core, the partnership," said Miller. "They become colleagues and partners, and there's also the other reason they have to be together that we have, the sober companionship." But are they setting up this classic duo to now have a will-they/won't-they sexual tension? Don't count on it. "People are going to wonder, but wondering and asking questions is something you want your audience to do," Miller said. "It’s a very fresh and wonderful take on who Watson is," Liu said, on why this part appealed to her. But when asked if being not just a woman, but an Asian-American woman playing Watson would come into play, Liu was all laughs: "I don't think I'm going to be doing any karate moves on him anytime soon," she said, before shouting "judo chop!," complete with hand motions. Liu's Watson isn't the comic relief or the action-hero type -- at least not at first -- but she'll have to hone her skills eventually to help Holmes face off with his ultimate nemesis. "There are a few dominoes to knock over before we ultimately get to him," Doherty said of Dr. James Moriarty. "But because I want everyone to be surprised, it's hard to give too many clues or descriptive terminology when it comes to Moriarty." "Elementary" premieres Thurs., Sept. 27, 10 p.m. ET on CBS. Get our first impression of "Elementary" and all of CBS' new shows here. Check out more info and watch previews of CBS's new 2012-2013 shows here: //feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/fvW29Cz2H3g/elementary-cbs-tca_n_1716674.html

Jonny Lee Miller: 'Sherlock's' Benedict Cumberbatch 'very supportive' of 'Elementary'

Benedict Cumberbatch's "Sherlock" is about to face some competition across the pond. But "Elementary," CBS' new fall procedural starring Jonny Lee Miller, is not a clone of the hit BBC series' own modern interpretation of the classic mysteries. Miller confirms he spoke with Cumberbatch about playing the same iconic character of his former stage costar. (Coincidentally -- or not -- they alternated roles in Danny Boyle's stage production of "Frankenstein.") "I wanted to reassure him about how different this script was," he said. "Benedict's been very, very supportive." At the TCA press tour, CBS head honcho Nina Tassler denied that the network developed "Elementary" in response to "Sherlock" creator Steven Moffat's refusal to hand over the adaptation rights. Instead, she insists, showrunner Rob Doherty "tapped into the DNA of this character in a way we'd never heard before," she said. "Listing all the incarnations that character has gone through over the years, I think there... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/jonny-lee-miller-sherlocks-benedict-cumberbatch-very-supportive-of-elementary.html

CBS Releases Posters for New Fall Shows: Elementary, Made in Jersey, Vegas and Partners

CBS has four new series premiering this fall: three dramas and a comedy.  At their TCA presentation today, the network unveiled posters for its new shows. Elementary is a contemporary take on the legendary characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson set in New York City, features series stars Jonny Lee Miller (Holmes) and Lucy Liu (Watson). The new comedy series Partners is about two life-long best friends and business partners in New York City whose "bromance" is tested when one of them is engaged to be married. David Krumholtz plays Joe, an architect who is newly engaged to Ali (Sophia Bush), a jewelry designer, and Michael Urie plays Louis, Joe's gay friend/co-worker who is dating Wyatt (Brandon Routh), a nurse. Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/764pB5iJgMw/

Comic-Con 2012: Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu From Elementary (CBS)

Check out Comic Con  video interviews and photos of the cast  of CBS’s new series Elementary  which premieres Thursday September 27th. "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. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare – a sober companion, Dr. Watson. A successful surgeon until she lost a patient and her license three years ago, Watson views her current job as another opportunity to help people, as well as paying a penance. However, the restless Sherlock is nothing like her previous clients. He informs her that none of her expertise as an addiction specialist applies to him and he’s devised his own post-rehab regimen – resuming his work as a police consultant in New York City. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/07/14/comic-con-2012-jonny-lee-miller-and-lucy-liu-from-elementary-cbs/  

Video: A Few Minutes With... "Elementary" Co-Star Jonny Lee Miller at the San Diego Comic-Con

Check out our visit with the cast of the CBS series, which premieres Thursday, September 27. If you're a geeky show (or even a geek-adjacent one) the place to be every July is Comic-Con International: San Diego. And once again with the success of last year's press line interviews, we're braving the unwashed masses once again to snag a few minutes with your favorite stars and creative teams. Day 1 saw visits with the gang at "Strike Back," "Nikita," "Beauty and the Beast," "Elementary," "Wilfred" and "Psych."  Read More...   //www.thefutoncritic.com/video/2012/07/13/video-a-few-minutes-with-elementary-co-star-jonny-lee-miller-at-the-san-diego-comic-con-190403/20120712_elementary2/

Video: A Few Minutes With... "Elementary" Co-Star Lucy Liu at the San Diego Comic-Con

Check out our visit with the cast of the CBS series, which premieres Thursday, September 27. If you're a geeky show (or even a geek-adjacent one) the place to be every July is Comic-Con International: San Diego. And once again with the success of last year's press line interviews, we're braving the unwashed masses once again to snag a few minutes with your favorite stars and creative teams. Day 1 saw visits with the gang at "Strike Back," "Nikita," "Beauty and the Beast," "Elementary," "Wilfred" and "Psych." Read More... //www.thefutoncritic.com/video/2012/07/13/video-a-few-minutes-with-elementary-co-star-lucy-liu-at-the-san-diego-comic-con-790402/20120712_elementary1/

'Elementary' isn't afraid of 'Sherlock' comparisons

Before you ask, yes -- the cast and producers of CBS' Sherlock Holmes re-imagining "Elementary" are fully aware of the other "Sherlock" on air these days. And no, they're not afraid of the inevitable comparisons. "I actually think it's flattering," executive producer Carl Beverly tells Zap2it in an interview at San Diego Comic-Con. "It was a little challenging at first. We knew that if we tried to do Sherlock Holmes 120 years later after a very successful BBC show, there would be a lot of skepticism. I think it's a real testament to [creator Robert Doherty's] writing that there was no real fear." Star Jonny Lee Miller tells Zap2it that he loves the BBC's "Sherlock." "I was a big fan of it before I 'd even heard about this version. My best friend is in the movies. It all came down to if I felt 'Is the story different enough?' Yes. I do. It's a... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/elementary-isnt-afraid-of-sherlock-comparisons.html

Comic-Con 2012: 'Elementary' Cast, Creators Defend Female Watson, Look Forward to Adding Famed Sherlock Holmes Characters

The CBS drama, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, world premiered in San Diego to huge applause from enthusiastic fans of the famed detective. //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/iZXh-Xag1T4/comic-con-2012-elementary-sherlock-holmes-lucy-liu-348626

'Elementary' and 'Beauty and the Beast' to Invade Comic-Con

' Merlin ' will also take part in the convention, while 'Breaking Bad' will debut the first episode of its final season at the event one day before it goes on air. //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00051746.html

Elementary on CBS: First Full-Length Trailer

It will soon be Elementary , dear CBS viewers. The network has released an extended trailer for its modern day retelling of Sherlock Holmes this fall, a drama that will air at 10 p.m. on Thursdays and stars Jonny Lee Miller as the British detective who has moved to NYC and taken up the same kind of work in Manhattan that he performed in London. Also starring Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson, the following sneak peek gives us a much closer look at the two main characters than the first Elementary trailer . Why is Sherlock in New York? Why is Watson serving as his "sober companion?" What happens when a home possesses a safe room? Why doesn't Sherlock have any mirrors in his apartment? Watch now and decide if you'll give Elementary a chance when it premieres.   Read More... //www.tvfanatic.com/2012/05/elementary-on-cbs-first-full-trailer/