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Sherlock Holmes has had a pop culture resurgence in recent years, thanks to Robert Downey Jr.'s movie franchise and the BBC series Sherlock. CBS is bringing its own iteration of the iconic detective to the small screen this fall with Elementary, which stars Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes. The twist? This time, Watson's a woman (played by Lucy Liu). Miller and Liu were joined by their producers at the TCA talk about what sets their series apart, and what we can expect from the new drama series. What sets this Sherlock apart from others we've seen before? For starters, Sherlock's drug use isn't sugar-coated in this series, as his addiction is what brings Sherlock and Watson together in the first place: Watson is hired by Sherlock's father to be his sober companion. Executive Producer Robert Doherty added that Sherlock has an addictive personality and that he's addicted to solving puzzles. »
- Becky Kirsch
CBS' "Elementary" will provide another new take on the classic characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson this fall, and Executive Producer Robert Doherty confirmed on Sunday the cast is growing to include the detective's main nemesis - Moriarty.
"I feel it's important, at the end of the day, to be true to the spirit of the character," the Ep said on Sunday at CBS' portion of the Television Critics summer tour in Beverly Hills, referring to the development of the new James Moriarty.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
Today at Comic-Con, Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu sat down with us at a roundtable interview to discuss their starring roles in the upcoming new CBS television series, Elementary, which premieres this fall on the CW. In this latest re-imagining of the classic story, the legendary characters get a contemporary update cracking cases in present-day New York City. Miller plays the brilliant investigator fresh out of rehab and Liu plays his sober companion, Dr. Joan Watson, whose job is to ensure that he maintains his newfound sobriety. Together, Sherlock’s unique detective skills and Watson’s medical expertise form a formidable force capable of solving the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Miller and Liu told us what attracted them to the project when they first read the pilot, why they think audiences will identify with the characters and some of the dark and edgy issues the series tackles, why »
- Sheila Roberts
Although Sherlock fans are known to love a good mystery, they aren’t so great with patience. Thankfully, a recent Comic-Con panel has clued audiences in on exactly what the latest Holmes’ adaption will be about.
The panel featured producers Robert Doherty and Carl Beverly, as well as co-stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. CBS’ Elementary has been the subject of wild speculation, since it shares the Sherlock spotlight with BBC’s adaption and contains the genderbend of John Watson to Joan Watson.
Among the questions centering the original Sherlock mythos, star Jonny Lee Miller answered that he wasn’t stressed over becoming the great detective, and that “so many interpretations over the years actually takes the pressure off.” He added that he spoke with BBC’s critically acclaimed Sherlock Holmes, Benedict Cumberbatch, and that the actor was very supportive.
When an audience member also noted the repetitive stories »
- Al Donato
How many Sherlock Holmeses can peacefully coexist in pop culture?
That was the big question hanging over CBS’ Elementary panel at Comic-Con Thursday, with the show seeking to be the third major Holmes vehicle vying for audiences’ attention in recent years.
There is, of course, Robert Downey Jr.’s bombastic big-screen steam-punk version, in which Holmes is more keen on using his fists than his wits. And, more impressively, Benedict Cumberbatch’s marvelous take on the BBC’s Sherlock — a crime drama so brilliant it makes U.S. cop shows look like they’ve been asleep for the past decade. »
- James Hibberd
Die-hard Sherlock fans, fear not. The producers of CBS’ Elementary (starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu) have heard your qualms about their take on the famous detective. At the show’s Comic-Con panel held Thursday, the EPs and cast touched on the female question, the Will They/Won’t They worry and which familiar faces from famous cases viewers will see on the series. Read on for highlights from the discussion.
Related | Fall TV First Impression: CBS’ Elementary Finds a Holmes in New York City
Man, She Feels Like A Woman | “It made me laugh: What would be more »
- Vlada Gelman
Two and a half months before Elementary premieres on CBS, the pilot screened to a packed ballroom here at Comic-Con and it was all about the woman. Lucy Liu to be specific. The actress and her casting as Joan Watson in the Sherlock Holmes modernization attracted a lot of attention when it was announced in February. But to today’s applauding Comic-Con crowd Liu, who plays a sober companion to the recovering addict Holmes, seemed as natural to the Holmes iconography as the Facebook, cell phone records, drug addiction and New York Mets references in the pilot. It continued during the panel that followed. “We love you” cried out a fan at the back of the hall as Liu responded to an audience question concerning criticism about her casting. “I think the gender change creates a dynamic and chemistry that you don’t see in the films and the BBC series, »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
Sherlock Holmes comes to New York City in the new CBS drama Elementary. The show features Johnny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as his sidekick, Dr. Joan Watson. If you’re interested in the program, the cast and crew will be participating in a panel at Comic Con 2012 where they will tell us what we can loo forward to.
Screen Rant will be there to cover the Elementary sneak preview along with the panel discussion featuring cast members Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu and executive producers Robert Doherty and Carl Beverly.
If you’re attending the convention, you can check out the panel yourself at 7:00 Pm Pacific Time in Ballroom 20. If not, keep it parked right here and for the latest on this intriguing new program.
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- John Hanlon
So, the Beauty and the Beast panel has wrapped here in Ballroom 20 - next up, it's the turn of controversial new CBS drama Elementary. This much-anticipated show stars Jonny Lee Miller as a contemporary Sherlock Holmes in New York and Lucy Liu as his accomplice Joan Watson. The pair will take to the stage alongside executive producers Robert Doherty and Carl Beverly in an attempt to convince us that Elementary is nothing like Sherlock, honest...
17:49And that's your lot for the Elementary panel - stay tuned to Digital Spy's coverage of the 2012 Comic-Con in San Diego. The Dexter panel - our final live blog of the day - is coming up next! 17:48Lucy explains that Elementary will focus more on Sherlock's drug addiction than past adaptations and praises CBS for taking that "risk". 17:46The second Elementary (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Let the madness begin.
The folks at Comic-Con have finalized the TV show schedule for this year's July 12-15 event, confirming the programs, actors and actresses that will be on hand for Q&A sessions with fans and reporters.
Read on for the complete list and bookmark TV Fanatic right now. With multiple staff members on hand, we'll updating the site non-stop with Comic-Con-related interviews, scoops, spoilers and more...
Thursday, July 12th
12:45pm-1:45pm Mad (Room 6De)
2:15pm-3:15pm Psych (Ballroom 20)
2:30pm-3:30pm Teen Wolf (Room 6A)
3:30pm-4:35pm Beauty and the Beast (Ballroom 20)
4pm-5pm Wilfred (Hilton Bayfront, »
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
Continuing our coverage of the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con comes the programming for Thursday. For the full run down, go to the con’s website. Thursday is the first full day of the Comic-Con and is filled with awesome panels about zombies, monsters, The Walking Dead, Dexter, The Hobbit and others. Including our very own panel at 7:30 Pm in 24Abc in Hall H. We hope to see you there.
For the events that cater more to the sensibilities of FM, check the highlights below:
10:00-11:00 The Witty Women of Steampunk— The Victorian era was one marked by constraints on behavior, morals and bosoms. When you add a bit of sci-fi to the mix, however, those corset laces begin to loosen. The steampunk genre has allowed a new wave of female creators and personalities to explore how liberating, sexy, and adventurous the age of steam can be. Robin Blackburn »
- Andy Greene
Comic-Con International has released the full schedules for Preview Night, Wednesday, July 11, and the first full day at the Con, Thursday, July 12. We have pulled out all the movie, DVD, and TV-related events right here. You can also clickHere for the entire schedule, including comic book events.
Wednesday, July 11 - Preview Night
6:00-9:45 Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings
Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of five of the most highly anticipated TV series pilots of the 2012-13 television season: 666 Park Avenue, Arrow, The Following, Revolution and Cult.
666 Park Avenue
At 666 Park Avenue, anything you desire can be yours...for a price. Lost's Terry O'Quinn and Desperate Housewives' Vanessa Williams headline this scary, seductive drama from Alloy Entertainment as the owners of a Manhattan apartment building who recruit an idealistic young couple »
The countdown to the end of "The Twilight Saga" on movie screens can officially start on July 12, when the cast makes its final Comic-Con appearance in support of the movies.
Comic-Con International has released the schedule for the opening day of the 2012 convention. "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2" will kick things off in Hall H, the biggest room at the San Diego Convention Center. The movie hits theaters in November.
Other Day 1 headliners include sessions for "Dexter," which will feature both new cast member Yvonne Strahovski ("Chuck") and a trailer for fellow Showtime series "Homeland"; USA's "Psych," featuring a peek at episodes from the coming season; and The CW's new series "Beauty and the Beast" with Kristin Kreuk.
Warner Bros. TV »
With two weeks to go until the entire entertainment world converges on the poor San Diego Convention Center, Comic-Con has released its official schedule of panel discussions for Thursday, July 12.
We've posted the full list of TV show Q&As below, along with descriptions provided by the networks, and we're already exhausted just looking it over...
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
As we’ve been telling you, if Comic-Con follows its usual practice, official schedules will be released on a daily basis beginning today for events on the Wednesday of Comic-Con two weeks later; tomorrow will see the release of the Thursday events, etc. It’s still fun, though, to see the press releases that are issued in advance. This one is from CBS Television Studios on behalf of the reboot of the 1980s series Beauty and the Beast, along with its stablemate Elementary:
CBS Television Studios To Feature World Premiere Screenings Of Highly-anticipated New Series “Elementary” And “Beauty And The Beast” At Comic-con 2012 Star-Studded Panels to Include Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu for “Elementary,” and Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan for “Beauty and the Beast”
- Erin Willard
Aidan Quinn is set to co-star opposite Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu in CBS’ drama pilot Elementary. The project, written by Robert Doherty, is set in present day and stars Miller as eccentric Brit Sherlock Holmes, a former consultant to Scotland Yard whose addiction problems led him to a rehab center in New York City. Just out of rehab, Holmes now lives in Brooklyn with “sober companion” Joan Watson (Liu) while consulting for the NYPD. Quinn will play NYPD Captain Gregson who worked with Sherlock at Scotland Yard after 9/11 and was so impressed with his work that he has invited him to work as a consultant to the police in New York City. Gregson grew accustomed to Sherlock’s “eccentricities” in the U.K., but knows they won’t necessarily fly in the Big Apple. Michael Cuesta is directing the pilot, produced by CBS TV Studios and Timberman/Beverly. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The Live Feed reports that Lucy Liu will play Sherlock Holmes' sidekick, Watson, in a modern take on the stories for CBS. In the series, Holmes (to be played by Jonny Lee Miller) is now living in New York City. Deadline describes the pilot, directed by Michael Cuesta, as follows: "The project... is set in present day and stars Jonny Lee Miller as eccentric Brit Sherlock Holmes, a former consultant to Scotland Yard whose addiction problems led him to a rehab center in New York City. Just out of rehab, Holmes now lives in Brooklyn with .sober companion. Joan Watson (Liu), a former surgeon who lost her license after a patient died, while consulting for the NYPD." Robert Doherty will write and executive produce the CBS TV Studios project, with CBS veteran Sarah »
Former "Charlie's Angels" star Lucy Liu has been hired to play the secondary lead of "Dr. Joan Watson" in the New York City-set series which has already cast Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes reports TV Line. Sexual tension will no doubt be in the offering.
Robert Doherty penned this version in which Holmes, a former consultant to Scotland Yard with addiction problems. Now out of rehab, he lives in Brooklyn with Joan Watson, a disgraced former surgeon who now consults for the NYPD. »
- Garth Franklin
A couple weeks ago, we told you that Jonny Lee Miller has been cast as Sherlock Holmes in the pilot for Elementary, CBS’ New York-set contemporary spin on the world’s most famous detective (next to Batman). It made sense; he’s British and has been bouncing around American airwaves the last few years, with a starring role on ABC’s Eli Stone and a juicy Big Bad turn on season five of Dexter. A slightly less intuitive choice: casting Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) as Holmes’ trusted companion Dr. Watson. But that’s exactly what exec producers Robert Doherty, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly have done, according to The Live Feed. Hit the jump for more. If the show is ultimately ordered to series, this decision certainly has the potential to rankle fans of the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, particularly if it renders the Holmes-Watson dynamic in »
- Matt Currie
It seems like we’ve heard Lucy Liu more than we’ve seen her on screen recently, with a lot of voiceover work for films such as the two Kung Fu Panda adventures. But she’s also been finding more reliable work by returning to TV, on the likes of cop show Southland. And soon she’ll be putting that law-keeping experience to use, signing on to play Watson to Johnny Lee Miller’s Sherlock in CBS pilot Elementary. The concept finds the legendary ‘tec re-imagined, with Sherlock (fortunately still a Brit) having finished a round in rehab for addiction issues. He’s now living in Brooklyn with “sober companion” and former surgeon Joan Watson and getting back to his old gig – albeit for the NYPD instead of Scotland Yard. Watson has her own demons, since she lost her medical licence following the death of a patient.Robert Doherty is »
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