JUDGING FROM THE ‘PRIME SUSPECT’ REMAKE, THEY HAVE NOTHING TO WAORRY ABOUT…..
The producers of the BBC’s acclaimed Sherlock series, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, are prepared to take legal action against the US network over a rival Holmes series which appears to tread on familiar ground.
The BBC version is already a cult hit in America, where it is screened on the PBS network. The show’s contemporary reinvention of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories, allied to slick production values, impressed network executives at CBS – so when an offer to remake the BBC’s Sherlock for US viewers came to nothing, they decided to go ahead and make their own.
In a move which has caused concern at Hartswood Films, the BBC show’s producers, CBS has commissioned Elementary, described as a new Sherlock Holmes adaptation set in modern-day New York.
Sue Vertue, Sherlock Executive Producer at Hartswood Films, said: “We understand that CBS are doing their own version of an updated Sherlock Holmes. It’s interesting, as they approached us a while back about remaking our show. At the time, they made great assurances about their integrity, so we have to assume that their modernised Sherlock Holmes doesn’t resemble ours in any way, as that would be extremely worrying.” She added: “We are very proud of our show and like any proud parent, will protect the interest and wellbeing of our offspring.”
DO WE NEED ANOTHER HOLMES? NO.
‘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.
CBS apparently thought David Letterman went a bit far in discussing Marcus Bachmann’s ‘ex-gay’ clinic in his monologue last night because they deleted the joke from the official web posting of the clip.
Letterman, in discussing the GOP debate mentions Michele Bachmann, adding:
“And if you’re a homosexual, her husband will take care of ya. He’s got a thing, a camp or a clinic or something. And if you’re a homosexual and you feel you’re in the need of some special treatment or counseling, he’ll take care of you.”
AWFUL CHARACTERS. UNFUNNY. AWFUL ACTORS. NEVER FUNNY. NASTY CHARACTERS. HAVE NEVER LAUGHED. NO IDEA HOW THIS FUCKING SHIT HAS RUN SO LONG, BUT GLAD THE HORROR IS FINALLY OVER!
Despite the fact that the sitcom has been a winner for CBS in the Thursdays at 8:30pm timeslot, it looks like Rules of Engagement has been cancelled.
An inside source has told us that CBS has decided not to order the back nine episodes for the current sixth season. The cast and crew have two episodes left to shoot and believe that those will be the last episodes of the series.