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



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  • Anonymous

    like your humour in the last paragraph :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

    I say CBS should scrap this and give us “MORIARTY” instead……

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      That’d be interesting. Here’s an idea for that, somewhat based on the comics series. Sherlock Holmes is dead, and the only man that can solve his murder is his worst enemy, Professor James Moriarty. The only man that ever gave Holmes a challenge is the only one Scotland Yard and MI5 can turn too for help. It’s a good thing he’s been bored.

      • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

        That’s like FBI going to Lecter for help.

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          Uh huh, they did in both Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs. It’s part of what makes the idea cool. Plus him working for the law would be a challenge in and of itself.
          Sent on the go!

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          Uh huh, they did in both Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs. It’s part of what makes the idea cool. Plus him working for the law would be a challenge in and of itself.
          Sent on the go!

      • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

        That’s like FBI going to Lecter for help.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    What about and please don’t kill me for saying it, an modern American take on it. Instead of NBC trying to ape the BBC series, take a note from “being human” and do your own thing. But make it wholly American.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

    I like your idea for “Moriarty” Dedpool; sounds awesome! I was thinking more along the lines of showing the professor escaping his near-death fight with Holmes and having to rebuild his life and empire while being hunted by a now obsessed and deranged Holmes. Either way, I’d rather watch that than CBS basically biting British TV yet again. IMO, wouldn’t making Holmes an American detective sort of kill the British charm that goes with him? I’ve never seen either of the “BEING HUMAN” shows so I can’t comment on how the conversion went…..

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      So I take it you didn’t like the American version of Coupling?

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

        Coupling? Isn’t that the British version of Friends?

        • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

          It’s more Sex in the City of friends. A bit raunchier. I loved it. Too bad it came to an abrupt end.

        • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

          It’s more Sex in the City of friends. A bit raunchier. I loved it. Too bad it came to an abrupt end.

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      So I take it you didn’t like the American version of Coupling?

  • Koschei 1975

    Coupling was written by Stephen Moffatt, which was a pretty good show in it’s original British setting, and absoulute sh*t as an american version. Moffat coincidentally is one of two men in charge of and writing the Sherlock BBC series…oh, and the last two seasons of Doctor Who.