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Elementary (CBS 2012, Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu)

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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. Watson has no choice but to accompany her irascible new charge on his jobs. But Sherlock finds her medical background helpful, and Watson realizes she has a knack for playing investigator.
Sherlock’s police contact, Capt. Tobias Toby Gregson (Aidan Quinn), knows from previous experience working with Scotland Yard that Sherlock is brilliant at closing cases, and welcomes him as part of the team. With the mischievous Sherlock Holmes now running free in New York solving crimes, it’s simple deduction that he’s going to need someone to keep him grounded, and it’s elementary that it’s a job for Watson.

From CBS’s press release, August 2016…
SEASON FINALE: Holmes and Watson formed a tenuous alliance with Holmes’ father, Morland Holmes (John Noble), to find the perpetrator behind an assassination attempt on Morland’s life. Together, they discovered that a clandestine international crime organization once run by Holmes’ former love and nemesis, Moriarty, was behind the attack on Morland’s life. To save himself and Sherlock, Morland orchestrated a secret power play that left him the new head of the crime syndicate, and he departed for London with plans to dismantle it from within.

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COMING UP: In the season premiere, Holmes and Watson join the NYPD manhunt for a serial bomber who is active again after going dormant for six years. During the investigation, Watson seeks help from a former criminal, , Shinwell Johnson, whose life she saved when she was a surgeon. Nelsan Ellis joins the cast as Shinwell Johnson, a character who first appeared in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1924 story, The Illustrious Client.

production details
USA | CBS – CBS Television Studios – Timberman-Beverly Productions / x50 minutes / Broadcast from 27 September 2012

Arthur Conan Doyle as Original author
Carl Beverly as Executive Producer
Michael Cuesta as Executive Producer/Director of Pilot
Robert Doherty as Creator/Executive Producer
Sarah Timberman as Executive Producer

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Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes
Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson
Jon Michael Hill as Det. Marcus Bell
Aidan Quinn as Cpt. Thomas Gregson
Desmond Harrington as Michael
Cara Buono as Sarah Cushing


Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.

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