Sir Ian McKellen next up to play Sherlock Holmes

Ever since 2010 when Benedict Cumberbatch entered the world of Sherlock Holmes, if anyone would have dared mention to me that there was to be even a hint of another small screen adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation, I would have immediately written it off as a wasted effort. I am softening a bit with […]

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CBS' Elementary to add Mycroft to the mix for season two

In the case of CBS’ Elementary series, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, I’m really going to have to get past my BBC/PBS Sherlock blinders and give it another chance this Fall when season 2 premieres on 26 September with a SkyLiving premiere approximately two weeks later. When all is said and done, it […]

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A 60 Minutes sit down with the Dowager Countess

Thankfully, Downton Abbey isn’t a Nielsen household. Dame Maggie Smith reveals on Sundays CBS’ 60 Minutes program that she has never seen any of the runaway ITV/PBS hit, Downton Abbey. The 78-year-old actress, who plays the Dowager Countess, says that she’s avoided watching the show thus far because she wouldn’t be able to avoid scrutinizing […]

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Post-Super Bowl decision is Elementary for CBS

At the risk of alienating a number of Tellyspotting readers and the throngs Sherlock fans around the globe, I am here to admit that I’m coming around a bit (accent on ‘a bit’) to CBS’ Elementary series. There are two reasons for my momentary lapse of cynicism. Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. Overall, while […]

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New trailer and new poster, but CBS' Sherlock is still Elementary

Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on what side of the 21st century Sherlock debate you are on, there’s no stopping CBS’ Elementary which is still on the schedule for a September 27 premiere here in America. Given that it hasn’t even aired yet and as much as I want to like this and give it an […]

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CBS' Elementary – Behind the scenes

Elementary, the CBS version of a 21st century Sherlock Holmes, is set in New York City and stars Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock and Lucy Liu as Joan Watson. With CBS’ announcement yesterday that Elementary will be broadcast on Thursdays at 10p ET, the same slot as NBC’s short-lived remake of Prime Suspect last Fall, […]

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Frankenstein coming to U.S. venues

With numerous UK venues already signed on for encore screenings of the Danny Boyle/Nick Dear bit of brilliance, the following U.S. independent  venues have just been announced  screening dates for Frankenstein this summer. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Parade’s End, The Hobbit, Tinker Tailor, War Horse) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’ Elementary), the National Theatre […]

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Sherlock creator a bit miffed at CBS' Elementary

Ever since the not-too-be-believed news that CBS would be developing a pilot for a “21st Century Sherlock Holmes” series, Elementary, creators of the BBC’s Sherlock series, have kept a close eye on the American version. Admittedly, you can’t copyright the concept of a 21st Century Sherlock Holmes, but it was a curious decision to pilot […]

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Scattershooting and more drama from BBC Showcase 2012

Even though it’s all things BBC all the time this week, there is still quite a bit of ‘industry shop talk’ going on in an around the convention centre and the hotel. Couple of things we’ve been able to pick up this week while taking a quick break from screening that seem to be making […]

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