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.

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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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@Char - I meant to let also you know that one of the reasons this is so annoying is that the BBC show is already aired here in the US by PBS. Series 1 aired last year, I believe, and Series 2 airs this May. This is one of the reasons this feels so wrong. If you haven't seen it yet, really do - it's unbelievably good.

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Who should play him? Why Benedict Cumberbatch, of course - he would be perfect - Ohhh he already does - and the series is unbelievably good. Everyone should just watch the BBC/PBS version on Amazon and on PBS, when Season 2 airs this May. Then ask yourself why in the world anyone would attempt another one. I am a dedicated Sherlock Holmes fan in nearly all forms so far, but probably won't watch this one - something about putting this out there right now feels wrong - it makes it difficult for me to stomach or support. Please, PBS, do a better job marketing your shows!

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I'm glad someone mentioned BBC's version. They should just find a way to syndicate it or whatever, like PBS does with Downton.

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Such a dumb idea. Bbc's Sherlock is awesome and trying to copy that is going to be really hard. I hope that this doesn't start a "Sherlock-mania", like it happened with vampires. This is why we can't have good things.

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You know what we used to call this in high school? Plagiarism. I know US entertainment industry is strapped for original ideas, but this is utterly pathetic.

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Just...no. They gave the thumbs-down (somebody did) to the Poe series, which sounded intriguing--why give the yes to this one?? Only because they are just jumping on the UK bandwagon and the success of THEIR Sherlock series (which is awesome, btw!) UGGGGH.

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Who should play Sherlock Holmes? Benedict Cumberbatch. Oh, yeah, I forgot. This is the hideous rip-off that's trying to push him aside. In that case, no one.

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Let me guess this will replace CSI NY if they decide to not renew it

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DAVID TENNANT.