CBS Green Lights ELEMENTARY, Modernized Sherlock Holmes Series Based in New York City

The network behind popular series How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory are moving forward with a new show centered on the famous detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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The new drama simply titled Elementary will be a modern take on the cases of the pipe-smoking private eye and based in New York City. The series is being written by Rob Doherty and is from CBS TV Studios and studio-based Timberman/Beverly Productions. Doherty will also executive produce along with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly.

Sherlock Holmes is a hot commodity nowadays, with Warner Bros Pictures recently releasing the action sequel Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows which stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as well as the hit BBC series Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

There's no word yet when casting will take place or filming will commence.