CBS Picks Up Sherlock Holmes Revamp and Legal Drama Pilots

by | January 17, 2012 at 8:08 PM | TV News

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Sherlock Holmes is relocating from 221B Baker St. to an as-yet-undisclosed address in New York City.

CBS has greenlighted two new pilots, with one of them being a revamp that will place the legendary sleuth in modern-day New York. (Perhaps, while he’s there, he can solve the Mystery of Why the Rent Is Too Damn High.)

The pilot, currently titled “Elementary,” comes via CBS Television Studios and Timberman-Beverly Productions, the company behind the network’s current series “A Gifted Man” and “Unforgettable.” Robert Doherty, whose credits include “Medium” and “Ringer” will write the pilot and executive-produce. Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly will also executive-produce.

The other pilot, “Baby Big Shot,” will also be set in New York, and is described as following “[a] working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a Manhattan law firm.” Dana Calvo, a veteran of the USA Network series “Covert Affairs” and writer for TNT’s legal series “Franklin & Bash,” will write and co-executive produce. Former “West Wing” co-executive producer Kevin Falls will serve as executive producer and showrunner, with Jamie Tarses and Julia Frans of Fan Fare also executive-producing. The series comes via Sony Studios and CBS Television Studios.

Deadline first reported the news.