CBS, the network that brought you dramas like, Ghost Whisperer, CSI, and the hit legal drama, The Good Wife, got on board this morning with its first drama pilot orders this season.
Elementary, from CBS TV Studios and studio-based Timberman/ Beverly Prods., is described as a modern take on the cases of the pipe-smoking private eye created by Arthur Conan Doyle, with Sherlock now living in New York City. Veteran Medium writer-producer Doherty wrote the script and is executive producing the project with Sarah Timberman & Carl Beverly. Sherlock Holmes is very much in the zeitgeist right now with Guy Ritchie’s movie franchise starring Robert Downey Jr. and BBC’s hit series Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch, which was just renewed for a third season.
Well, I guess America far way behind, not only in time, but also Foreign TV. There is already a modern Sherlock being done. Called Sherlock. On BBC. Starring Benedict Cumberpatch. And it’s wonderful.
While I do enjoy the new BBC series, the original & best Sherlock Holmes stories were about a man in the 1890′s! HIS methods were radical AND BEFORE his time! Updating everyone from the books to present day, with all the new forensic procedures we have, almost defeats the purpose of what a wonder Sherlock was, don’t you think?! And the Robert Downey Jr. movie series, while being very entertaining, also destroys the persona by making him an eccentric brawler! Why can’t these writers just invent some NEW characters of their own? Wouldn’t that be fun?!
ooh… What about a male version of Irene Adler, I would sure love to see the irresistible sexual tension between him and Sherlock, won’t you say?!
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle must be hyperventilating in his grave!!!
Beauty And The Beast is being reinvented by not one, but, TWO Broadcast stations! Read on..!
Disney-owned ABC is staying in a fairytale mode after spellbinding its audience with Once Upon A Time, by ordering a pilot about the all time favorite fairy-tale Beauty and the Beast in development for next season. Written by Jericho co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg, the drama project is described as an epic fantasy re-imagining of the classic Beauty and the Beast tale. Steinberg is executive producing Beauty and the Beast with Mojo Films’ Gary Fleder and Mary Beth Basile for ABC Studios. It is eyed as a potential companion for Once Upon A Time in the Sunday 9 PM slot. BothOnce Upon A Time and Beauty And The Beast feature characters from classic Disney movies, including Snow White, Prince Charming, Belle and the Beast. Steinberg most recently developed FOX’s drama Human Target based on the comic book.
Also, if that does not get your juices flowing with have the second adaptation,
Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that CBS Television Studios has ordered the pilot for a reboot of the ’80s cult classic Beauty and the Beast for The CW. The new version will not only modernize and CW-up the love story but also add a procedural twist. Without a Trace vet Jennifer Levin and Brothers & Sisters’ Sherri Cooper will pen the script and serve as executive producers along with the creator of the original series Ron Koslow; Paul Junger Witt and C. Anthony Thomas of Witt/Thomas Prods, which co-produced the 1980s series; and Bill Haber.
Side note: This B&B is not to be confused with the B&B pilot that ABC is developing for next season.
One thing we can be certain of is,
One of them will come out a Beauty, while the other turns out to be BEASTLY! LOL