Sherlock Holmes Drama "Elementary," With Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, Debuts Sept. 27 on CBS | Playbill

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News Sherlock Holmes Drama "Elementary," With Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, Debuts Sept. 27 on CBS The CBS series "Elementary," starring Jonny Lee Miller as a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, premieres Sept. 27 at 10 PM ET on the network.

Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller

The project, written by Robert Doherty, is a modern take on the cases of fictional detective Holmes, who, in this version, resides in New York City. Michael Cuesta directed.

Miller, who was seen on Broadway in After Miss Julie and alternated the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature in the 2011 West End production of Frankenstein, is joined by Lucy Liu (God of Carnage) as Dr. Joan Watson and Aidan Quinn ("Unknown").

Stage and screen actor Bill Heck (Brooklyn Boy) will also be featured on the series in the recurring role of Ty, a handsome old friend of Joan's (Lui) and an up-and-comer in the New York District Attorney's office.

Here's how CBS describes the series: "['Elementary' is] 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, 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."

Doherty, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly are executive producers of "Elementary." Visit

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