Holmes is in the House

Some of my friends in the mystery world were abuzz last month about CBS’s proposal to do a Sherlock Holmes series next fall. The series would be set in the 21st century and in the United States. Actress Lucy Liu has been tapped to play Dr. Watson.

I felt obligated to point out that a TV network already has created a Sherlock Holmes series set in the 21st century and in the States. It’s in its eighth season. It’s called “House MD.”

Cantankerous genius with a drug problem (Holmes/House, actor Hugh Laurie) sees things others cannot and uses his powers of deduction to solve mysteries. He is assisted by his best friend (Dr. Watson/ Dr. Wilson, actor Robert Sean Leonard) and an array of young informants (the Baker Street Irregulars/the rotating list of interns) while battling the pedestrian theories of the official investigator (Lestrade/Lisa Cuddy, actress Lisa Edelstein).

Elementary, my dear CBS.

About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

Posted on April 6, 2012, in Blog and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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