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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on The Flash, Grey's Anatomy, This Is Us, Scandal, Supernatural, Lucifer, Chi Fire and More

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on The Flash, Grey's Anatomy, This Is Us, Scandal, Supernatural, Lucifer, Chi Fire and More
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Since Episode 5 of The Flash is called “Girls Night Out,” is there a chance the girls will actually speak to each other? And might they do so at a party in anticipation of a certain wedding? —Tatiana

Ausiello: Thanks for your question, Tats. (Btw, nice work on that Orphan Black finale.) Here’s what Flash Ep Todd Helbing had to say about Ep 5: “It’s really fun. The girls [including a visiting Felicity Smoak] go and have a night out in Central City alone,
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'Once Upon a Time,' 'Good Wife,' 'Elementary,' 'Revenge': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

'Once Upon a Time,' 'Good Wife,' 'Elementary,' 'Revenge': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room
More on the Once kiss, the upcoming chaos on The Good Wife, and Elementary’s love problem all in this week’s Spoiler Room.

Good Wife: Four Teases For The Episode Where ‘It All Hits The Fan’

Can’t wait for Sunday’s episode of The Good Wife? Having seen the episode that everyone’s excited about, I can tell you that excitement is more than warranted. But in case you need a little more prompting, here are four teases for the ep; plus, a bonus scoop.

+ Will’s reaction to hearing the news is hilariously subtle…at first. Then,
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'Elementary' Creator Says Lucy Liu's Female Watson 'Started as a Joke' (Video)

This story first appeared in the Jan. 10, 2013 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. "It started out as something of a joke," creator Rob Doherty confesses of his decision to make the Watson in his Sherlock Holmes tale a woman. When he began to research the story's original characters, he came across a handful of experts who had written up psychological assessments of Sherlock; one of them had noted an aversion to women. "I thought to myself, 'What would make Holmes crazier than taking the figurative rock he has in Watson and making him a woman?' I scribbled

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BBC America 'furious' over CBS Sherlock Holmes series?

BBC America is reportedly "furious" with CBS over the Us network's plan to produce a modern-day Sherlock Holmes series. Elementary - devised by Medium writer Rob Doherty - will transport Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective to present-day New York. BBC America chiefs have labelled the project as a "blatant... copy" of UK drama Sherlock, claims The Mirror. "We want Sherlock to rate big in the States and this could take the shine off it," an unnamed source apparently told the tabloid. A 'Us TV source' added: "The success of Sherlock in the UK has been major factor of bringing Elementary to life. We believe this modern twist will appeal to viewers. We want fresh American faces in the role." BBC One's (more)
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Sherlock Holmes in NYC: Coming to CBS!

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Move over, Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch. A new Sherlock Holmes will soon hit the air.

CBS has approved a pilot for Elementary, described by Deadline as a modern day retelling of the classic Arthur Conan Doyle character, this one set in New York City. Rob Doherty (Medium) penned the premiere and will serve as executive producer.

This begs one of the more intriguing questions of the fall season: Who should play this version of Sherlock Holmes?

Submit your ideal actor choices now!
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'Elementary': CBS develops 'modern-day Sherlock Holmes' pilot

'Elementary': CBS develops 'modern-day Sherlock Holmes' pilot
CBS has picked up a new detective drama pilot, described as a modern-day take on Sherlock Holmes. Elementary will transport Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective to present-day New York, according to Deadline. The project has been devised and written by Medium scribe Rob Doherty, who will also executive produce alongside Justified 's Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. BBC One drama Sherlock - which ended its second run on Sunday night - is also a contemporary update of Conan Doyle's stories, with Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) solving crimes in modern London. Elementary was first announced in (more)
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New Sherlock Holmes series Elementary heads for Us network CBS

Can't get enough of Sherlock Holmes? Then you're in luck, as plans have been unveiled for a new TV version in which the detective lives in New York City.

According to Deadline, CBS has ordered a pilot for a new series called Elementary, to be scripted by Rob Doherty (pictured).

Doherty, a writer-producer on Medium and Point Pleasant and previously a scribe on Star Trek: Voyager and Dark Angel, is also executive producing the project with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly.

Elementary, from CBS TV Studios and studio-based Timberman/Beverly Productions, is described as a modern take on the cases of the fictional sleuth, with Sherlock now living in New York City.

It will be the third current adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic stories.

A second series of the BBC's Sherlock, a present-day reimagining starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, has just finished airing, with a third run
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TV News: Borgias, Ratings, Cougar, Thrones

The Borgias

Showtime have released both the cast photo and a new trailer for the upcoming second season of its historical drama "The Borgias" with Jeremy Irons reprising his role as the conniving Pope Alexander XVI.

The second season will deal with the events at the end of the first, King Charles of France realising the Pope's deception about the plague-ridden Naples which could lead to him engaging in his planned invasion after all. At the same time Cesare and Juan begin to turn on each other. The season kicks off on April 8th.

Ratings

J.J. Abrams' latest series "Alcatraz" got off to a strong start on Monday with its two-hour premiere scoring a 3.3 rating/8 share and 10 million total viewers - the highest-rated drama debut for Fox since "Lie to Me" in January 2009.

The American remake of "Being Human" on Syfy was down in its second season premiere with 1.8 million viewers at 9 pm,
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CBS Greenlights New Contemporary Sherlock Holmes Series Elementary

The contemporary series Sherlock, which takes the iconic detective and brings him into modern day Britain just garnered a third season, but now CBS is going to try and bring the classic literary character to the United States with a new series called Elementary. THR reports the network has just given the greenlight to the series from writer Robert Doherty who will also executive produce with Sarah Timberman (Unforgettable) and Carl Beverly. There aren't any details on the series except that in will see Sherlock living in New York City. That could very well mean this won't be a British detective anymore. Honestly, I can't say I'm all that thrilled with the prospect since the BBC has delivered such a stellar contemporary series already, but we'll see what happens.
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CBS Greenlights Modern Sherlock Holmes, Legal Drama to Pilot

CBS Greenlights Modern Sherlock Holmes, Legal Drama to Pilot
CBS has kicked off what is expected to be a busy week by ordering two drama projects to pilot. The first, Elementary, is a modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City. Robert Doherty will write and executive produce the CBS TV Studios project, with CBS vet Sarah Timberman (A Gifted Man, Unforgettable) and Carl Beverly on board as executive producers. Then there's Baby Big Shot, a legal drama that centers on a working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a top New York law firm.

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CBS Greenlights Legal Drama Pilot, Contemporary ‘Sherlock Holmes’

Updated: CBS got on the board this morning with its first drama pilot orders this season. Greenlighted are Baby Big Shot, a legal drama written by Dana Calvo (TNT’s Franklin & Bash) and executive produced by Kevin Falls, who will serve as showrunner, and Elementary, a modern-day Sherlock Holmes series from writer Rob Doherty. Baby Big Shot, from Sony TV, Jamie Tarses’ studio-based Fanfare and CBS TV Studios, centers on a working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a tony Manhattan law firm. Falls, Tarses and her Fanfare partner Julia Franz are executive producing, with Calvo serving as co-executive producer. This marks the first network drama pilot for comedy-centric Fanfare, which ventured into the hourlong format with TNT dramedy Franklin & Bash. Elementary, from CBS TV Studios and studio-based Timberman/ Beverly Prods., is described as a modern take on the cases of the
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CBS Modern Version Of Sherlock Holmes To Be Set In New York; Name Revealed

Deadline is reporting that CBS's modern take on Sherlock Holmes will be named Elementary. The show is described as a modern take on the characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle, with Sherlock now living in New York City. Robert Doherty wrote the script and will also be the executive producer for the project, alongside Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman. Official note from Deadline: Elementary, from CBS TV Studios and studio-based Timberman/Beverly Prods., is described as a modern take on the cases of the pipe-smoking private eye created by Arthur Conan Doyle, with Sherlock now living in New York City. Doherty wrote the script and is executive producing the project with Sarah Timberman & Carl Beverly. The first time we heard about the CBS modern take on the character was back in September of last year, when the studio bought the rights for the show. Having this official announcement today come
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CBS Green Lights Elementary, Modernized Sherlock Holmes Series Based in New York City

The network behind popular series How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory are moving forward with a new show centered on the famous detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The new drama simply titled Elementary will be a modern take on the cases of the pipe-smoking private eye and based in New York City. The series is being written by Rob Doherty and is from CBS TV Studios and studio-based Timberman/Beverly Productions. Doherty will also executive produce along with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. Sherlock Holmes is a hot commodity nowadays, with Warner Bros Pictures recently releasing the action sequel Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows which stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as well as the hit BBC series Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. There's...
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Sher-ly Not? – Moffat’s Dismay at CBS’ Planned Sherlock Holmes Show

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Sherlock producer Steven Moffat has reacted with dismay at reports that the U.S. network CBS have asked Timberman and Beverly productions to begin work on a “modern day Sherlock Holmes” drama. Rob Doherty has signed on to write the scripts and Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly will executive produce the show. The network plan to base the drama around Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tales but in this version Britain’s favorite sleuth will be a 21st century man rather than a Victorian era gentleman. Sound familiar? Fans of the UK series reacted angrily to the news and criticized CBS for lacking imagination. This is what Moffat had to say about it on Twitter:

“Dear CBS. A modern day Sherlock Holmes? Where, oh where, did you get That idea?
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New Sherlock Holmes U.S. TV Show In The Works!

Sherlock Holmes is returning to TV screens in a present day setting, updating Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries for modern audiences, and no, I’m not talking about season 2 of BBC’s ‘Sherlock’.

It’s been announced that the Us television network CBS has bought the rights to develop a brand new series that is obviously intended as an American rival to the current and very popular BBC show. Rob Doherty, of ‘Medium’ and ‘Tru Calling’ fame, is set to write the pilot which, if picked up, will more than likely air in the Autumn of next year. Deadline describes the show as ‘a modern take on the cases of the pipe-smoking private eye’ – which sounds incredibly similar to Mark Gatiss and Stephen Moffat’s recent take on the character.

Although completely unnecessary it would be intriguing to see what CBS would do to differentiate it from the BBC.
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CBS Trying Its Own Modern "Sherlock"

Two years ago Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes" film surprised quite a few with its fun, adventurous take on Arthur Conan Doyle's stories - in the process raking in a lot of money worldwide and launching an upcoming sequel.

Last year the BBC surprised with "Sherlock", Steven Moffat & Mark Gatiss' witty and inventive modern day adaptations of the stories. The three telemovies were a big international success and a second batch are already in the can for airing shortly.

Now, CBS TV Studios are trying to get in on the action and are developing their own contemporary drama procedural take on Doyle's famed literary pipe-smoking private detective character reports Deadline.

"Medium" and "Point Pleasant" producer Rob Doherty is writing and will executive produce the new take which CBS just bought from Timberman/Beverly Productions. It's presently unknown what geographical setting or character traits from Doyle's works will be
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America Tries its Hand at a Sherlock Holmes TV Show

Sherlock Holmes is suddenly very popular with the creative (and lazy types). After Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey Jr. made the decidedly very English Detective popular all over again with their movie franchise (a sequel is due out this December), the BBC followed suit with their own TV show called “Sherlock” that brought the smarty pants Detective to the modern age (the second season of that show is due out next year). Now CBS has their own version of Sherlock Holmes gearing up. This newest take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous crime fighter will be yet another “modern take”, this one from CBS TV Studios, with Rob Doherty writing the pilot and will executive produce, along with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. No idea how different this version of Holmes will be from the BBC version. As popular as it’s become, let’s face it, the vast majority
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Sherlock Holmes getting a modern day TV adaptation

The sequel to Sherlock Holmes is heading to the big screen this holiday season, and it looks like a modern day take is heading to the small screen soon. Deadline reprots that CBS has bought Sherlock Holmes, a drama project from CBS TV Studios and Timberman/Beverly Prods. The project is described as "a modern take on the cases of the pipe-smoking private eye created by Arthur Conan Doyle." The series is being written by Rob Doherty and executive produced with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly

This purchase makes sense with the success of Guy Ritchie's filmis and Masterpiece Theaters Sherlock. I love reading Doyle's stories and am interested in seeing them on the small screen. I have heard such great things about Sherlock.

What are your thoughts on this news?
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Sherlock Holmes Is Getting A Modern Makeover...Again

Not sure what to make of this...It's kind of unnecessary. But, according to Deadline, CBS is preparing another television series based on Arthur Conan Doyle-created character Sherlock Holmes, set in the present. More below: "CBS has bought Sherlock Holmes, a drama project from CBS TV Studios and studio-based Timberman/Beverly Prods., which is described as a modern take on the cases of the pipe-smoking private eye created by Arthur Conan Doyle. Rob Doherty is writing and will executive produce with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly." I have to say, BBC's Sherlock is Really good, and I can't wait for next season. And this project at CBS seems like the exact same thing. I guess we will have to wait and see what happens with this one. Plus, as many of you know, Guy Ritchie's upcoming sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows starring Robert Downey Jr. and
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CBS Developing Modern ‘Sherlock Holmes’, Adapting ‘Mommy-Track Mysteries’ Books

Exclusive: On the heels of Sherlock Holmes getting a successful contemporary makeover in features with the Robert Downey Jr.-starring franchise, and on public television with Masterpiece Theater’s Sherlock, the famous 19th century British detective is headed for a commercial TV series update. CBS has bought Sherlock Holmes, a drama project from CBS TV Studios and studio-based Timberman/Beverly Prods., which is described as a modern take on the cases of the pipe-smoking private eye created by Arthur Conan Doyle. Rob Doherty is writing and will executive produce with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. Timberman/Beverly has 2 new series on CBS this fall, Unforgettable and A Gifted Man. In other CBS buys, the network has put in development Mommy-Track Mysteries, a series adaptation of Ayelet Waldman’s comedic series of books about Juliet Applebaum, a public defender turned stay-at-home-mom and private investigator. Waldman will write the adaptation, with Jennifer Levin
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