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Elementary: Season 1 (2012-2013)




Critic Consensus: It may not appeal to purists, but Elementary provides a fresh new spin on Sherlock Holmes, and Jonny Lee Miller shines in the title role.


Air date: Sep 27, 2012
Air date: Oct 4, 2012
Air date: Oct 18, 2012
Air date: Oct 25, 2012
Air date: Nov 1, 2012
Air date: Nov 8, 2012
Air date: Nov 15, 2012
Air date: Nov 29, 2012
Air date: Dec 6, 2012
Air date: Dec 13, 2012
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Jonny Lee Miller stars as Sherlock Holmes in this modern-day US retelling that finds Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous consulting detective living and working in New York City. As the first series begins, the eccentric Holmes has escaped to Manhattan after a fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab to battle drug addiction. His wealthy unseen father pays for a sober companion, Joan Watson (Lucy Liu), to live with his son, much to Sherlock's dismay. He believes his cure lies in using his … More

Genre: Drama
Network: CBS
Premiere Date: Sep 27, 2012
Executive Producers: , ,
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Jonny Lee Miller
as Sherlock Holmes
Lucy Liu
as Joan Watson
Yancey Arias
as Robert Castillo
Aidan Quinn
as Tobias "Toby" Gregso...
Manny Perez
as Olshansky
Jon Michael Hill
as Det. Marcus Bell
Johnny Simmons
as Adam Kemper at 19
Molly Price
as Donna Kaplan
David Harbour
as Dr. Baldwin
Keith Szarabajka
as Wade Crewes
Freda Foh Shen
as Mary Watson
Kari Matchett
as Kathryn Drummond
Paula Garcés
as Paula Reyes
Joseph Siravo
as Anthony Pistone
Bill Heck
as Ty Morstan
Brian Kerwin
as Charles Cooper
Dennis Boutsikaris
as Gerald Lydon
Mark Moses
as Oliver Purcell
Adam Godley
as British Man
Selenis Leyva
as Sara Castillo
Stephen Park
as Oren Watson
Richard Bekins
as Harold Dresden
Christopher Sieber
as Carter Lydon
F. Murray Abraham
as The Actuary
Callie Thorne
as Terry D'Amico
Natalie Dormer
as Irene Adler
Dallas Roberts
as Dr. Richard Mantlo, ...
Jennifer Ferrin
as Kristin Ellison
Craig Bierko
as Jim Fowkes
Roger Rees
as Allistair
Cameron Scoggins
as Brendan O'Brien
Erik Jensen
as Isaac Proctor
Ato Essandoh
as Alfredo
Melissa Farman
as Carly Purcell
Terry Kinney
as Martin Ennis
Michael Irby
as Xande Molina
Malcolm Goodwin
as Andre Bell
Craig Walker
as Peter Saldua
Anwan Glover
as Curtis Bradshaw
Josh Hamilton
as Drew Gardner
Juan Castano
as Sean Figueroa
Richard Topol
as Trent Annunzio
Armand Schultz
as Derrick Hughes
Brian O'Neill
as Attorney
Anika Noni Rose
as Carrie Dwyer, Dr. Ca...
Reiko Aylesworth
as Miranda Molinari
Jake Weber
as Geoffrey Silver
Michael Laurence
as Walter McClenahan
Candis Cayne
as Ms. Hudson
J.C. MacKenzie
as Daren Sutter
Lucas Caleb Rooney
as Duane Proctor
Amy Landon
as Yvette Ellison
Luke Kirby
as Aaron Ward
Gbenga Akinnagbe
as Jeremy Lopez
Roger Robinson
as Bruce Kushner
David Mogentale
as Charles Augustus Mil...
Roger Aaron Brown
as John Douglas
Andrew Pang
as Dan Cho
Stephen Kunken
as Dr. Carrow
Linda Emond
as Dr. Candace Goodwin
Ann Sanders
as Veena Mehta
Steven Hauck
as Crabtree
Portia Reiners
as Eva Whitman
Francie Swift
as Katie Sutter
Asa Somers
as Doctor
Ben Rappaport
as Dr. Cahill
Adam Rothenberg
as Liam Danow
Reg Rogers
as Micah Erlich
Jessica Hecht
as Patricia Ennis
Jonathan Walker
as Harrison Polk
Cynthia Darlow
as Mrs. Dean
Byron Jennings
as Van Der Hoff
Larisa Polonsky
as Lori Thomas
Geneva Carr
as Rebecca Burrell
Reese Madigan
as Sheldon Frost
Che Ayende
as Vasquez
Andre Royo
as Thaddeus
Eric Deskin
as Richard Sanchez
Bennett Bradley
as Ms. Thompkins
Annika Boras
as Amy Damper
Jennifer Van Dyck
as Alyssa Talbot
Alan Kent
as Glenn Kalison
Joey Auzenne
as Delivery Guy
Stephanie Kurtzuba
as Eileen Rourke
Adam LeFevre
as Ed Hairston
Amy Hohn
as Dr. Ryan
Thomas Jay Ryan
as Ken Whitman
Helen Coxe
as Hillary Taggart
Christopher McCann
as Dr. Del Santo
Jenni Barber
as Jacqueline Zoltana
Herman Chavez
as Dominican Painter
Michael Countryman
as Barry Kemper
Steve Plunkett
as Martin Rydell
Dee Hoty
as Patsy
Jennifer Regan
as Agent Claudia Camden
Jennifer Lim
as Natasha Kademan
Wayne Duvall
as Duke Landers
Laurence Lau
as Baumann
Con Horgan
as Wallace Rourke
Michael McGee
as Casey Siemaszko
James Michael Reilly
as Walter Devlin
Lord Jamar
as Raul Ramirez
Matt McGorry
as Sam Kelcko
Jim True-Frost
as Anson Samuels
Ward Horton
as Soap Opera Actor
Stephen Henderson
as Groundskeeper Edison
Henry Hodges
as Student
Susan Pourfar
as Emily Hankins
Rozi Baker
as Morgan Duncan
Michelle Federer
as Ellie Wilson
Kevin Henderson
as Detective
Morgan Weed
as Rainbow-haired Girl
Frank Deal
as Detective Muldoon
Scott Jaeck
as Maxwell Krebs
David Furr
as Paul Reeves
Erin Dilly
as Amanda Kemper
Thomas Guiry
as Brent Garvey
Randal Turner
as Male Opera Singer
Ken Marks
as Moderator
Charles Briggs
as Sean Dugan
Tom Riis Farrell
as Gary Sullivan
Melissa Zapin
as Female Opera Singer
Sue Simmons
as Reporter
Sean Dougherty
as Detective
Keren Dukes
as Officer
Chris Bresky
as Recovering Addict
Flint Beverage
as Sgt. O'Donnell
Natalie Toro
as Marisol
Robert C. Kirk
as Det. Polson
Gibson Frazier
as Raph Keating
Rey Lucas
as Martin
Judy Kuhn
as Board Member
Simon Jutras
as French Businessman
Wayne Pretlow
as Assistant Manager
Roxanna Hope
as Callie Burrell
Jay Klaitz
as Morgue Attendent
Stivi Paskoski
as Victor Nardin
Nathaniel McIntyre
as Uniform Cop
Kathryn Meisle
as Therapist
Albert Jones
as Benny Cordero
Judy Kuhn
as Board Member
Don Guillory
as News Cameraman
Kristine Johnson
as TV Reporter
Arash Mokhtar
as Diplomat #1
Alison Walla
as Girlfriend
Napiera Groves
as Sexy Woman #1
Barbara Miluski
as Agnieszka
Penny McNamee
as Vivian Tulley
Steven Skybell
as Dr. Sacco
Philip Hernandez
as Carlos Anillo
Al Nazemian
as Diplomat #2
Andrew M. Chamberlai...
as Adam Kemper at 12
Kenneth Tigar
as Philip Armistead
Tim Ewing
as Sommelier
Nancy Ringham
as Bonnie Dresden
Elizabeth Masucci
as Sexy Woman #2
Sam Freed
as Oliver's Lawyer
Tawny Cypress
as Black Suit
Jimmy Palumbo
as Security Guard
Aaron Berg
as Pagan #2
Tom Galantich
as Brian Watt
Caroline Strong
as Ashley Mitchell
Kelly Aucoin
as Grey Suit
Jesse Lenat
as Homeless Man
Annalaina Marks
as Miss Angel
Justine Cotsonas
as Miss Angel
Patricia Conolly
as Greta Dunwoody
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CBS' take on an old classic brings the famous friends Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to New York City, but don't let the unconventional duo, locale and times fool you: This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Full Review… | October 14, 2013

One of the lone success stories from the 2012-2013 TV season, CBS's procedural-ized riff on Sherlock Holmes manage to distinguish itself from the excellent BBC edition via solid mysteries and a charismatic central duo.

Full Review… | August 27, 2013
Television Without Pity

It is... quite elementary.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Anyone who has seen the Brits' much more clever and funny Sherlock will surely come away thinking that this show needs to get a clue.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
Contra Costa Times

Jonny Lee Miller gives Sherlock some interesting tics, but this version of Watson is too dour.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic

While the latest interpretation doesn't live up to the British import, it's still more entertaining than your typical CBS procedural.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times
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