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09.20.2012

JONNY LEE MILLER, LUCY LIU AND AIDAN QUINN STAR IN "ELEMENTARY," A MODERN-DAY VERSION OF SHERLOCK HOLMES SET IN NEW YORK CITY, PREMIERING ON THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

Editor's note: The start time for this episode has been changed.

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           “Pilot” – Detective Sherlock Holmes, along with his sober companion, Dr. Joan Watson, uses his uncanny ability to read people and analyze crimes to assist the NYPD on some of their more difficult cases. In the season premiere, Holmes consults on a home invasion that resulted in murder, on ELEMENTARY, Thursday, Sept. 27 (10:01-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

            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. Thomas “Tommy” Gregson, 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 crime, 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. 

 

SERIES REGULARS:

Jonny Lee Miller     (Sherlock Holmes)

Lucy Liu     (Joan Watson)

Aidan Quinn     (Captain Tommy Gregson)

 

GUEST CAST:

Manny Perez     (Olshansky)

Bill Heck     (Ty Morstan)

Dallas Roberts     Dr. Richard Mantlo

Craig Walker     (Peter Saldua)

Jonathan Walker    (Harrison Polk)

Annika Boras    (Amy Damper)

Ward Horton     (Soap Opera Actor)

Randal Turner     (Male Opera Singer)

Melissa Zapin     (Female Opera Singer)

 

WRITTEN BY:   Robert Doherty, one of the Executive Producers                   

DIRECTED BY:    Michael Cuesta                  

GENRE:   DRAMA

RATING:   To Be Announced

 

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