CBS' Elementary is aptly named, I'm afraid

Sometimes you’ve just got to smile and let the law of natural selection run it’s course especially when you’re heading into a weekend. As we move closer to the network television Fall season we’ll be seeing a lot of teaser promos for the upcoming season, some good, some bad. Whether they like it or not, […]

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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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John Leguizamo cast as American 'Del Boy'

Over the last several years, American audiences have suffered endlessly through remakes of Coupling, Life on Mars and Prime Suspect while being subjected to continued rumors of remakes of British greatness such as MI-5, IT Crowd and Doctor Who. As we reported with sadness recently, the most popular British situation comedy of all-time, Only Fools […]

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CBS' "Elementary" idea – Been there, done that

Before we leave our well-deserved bowing before the brilliance that is the BBC’s Sherlock, you may remember back in the fall reading here about an absolutely ridiculous notion that the CBS Television Network had thoughts of creating a 21st century version of Sherlock Holmes. I think, at the time, my only comment was “…how original”. […]

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