America Tries its Hand at a Sherlock Holmes TV Show

CBS LogoSherlock Holmes is suddenly very popular with the creative (and lazy types). After Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey Jr. made the decidedly very English Detective popular all over again with their movie franchise (a sequel is due out this December), the BBC followed suit with their own TV show called “Sherlock” that brought the smarty pants Detective to the modern age (the second season of that show is due out next year).

Now CBS has their own version of Sherlock Holmes gearing up. This newest take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous crime fighter will be yet another “modern take”, this one from CBS TV Studios, with Rob Doherty writing the pilot and will executive produce, along with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly.

No idea how different this version of Holmes will be from the BBC version. As popular as it’s become, let’s face it, the vast majority of Americans have never even heard of, much less seen “Sherlock”, which is a crying shame, as it’s one hell of a great show starring the awesomely name Benedict Cumberbatch. Yes, that’s his actual real name. I shit you not. He’s English, after all.

Sherlock Holmes Statue in London