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09/28/2012 08:33 am ET Updated Sep 28, 2012

'Elementary' Premiere: Johnny Lee Miller And Lucy Liu Sizzle As Sherlock Holmes And Dr. Watson (VIDEO)

Sure, he's got a film franchise and a hit in the UK, but there's always room for more Sherlock Holmes. That's what CBS is banking on with the premiere of "Elementary." This modern-day take on the detective has Holmes living and "working" in New York, while his sidekick Watson is a woman. In particular, she's Lucy Liu, and right from the first scene, she has a sizzling chemistry with Johnny Lee Miller's Holmes.

Sure, the show quickly settled into a familiar CBS groove, with Holmes and Watson aiding the police in a murder investigation. But the success of crime procedurals comes largely in the chemistry of their casts, even more than the cases of the week. That's where "Elementary" could shine.

"It’s going to be interesting watching these actors spar as these characters," wrote the Wall Street Journal of Miller and Liu's on-screen relationship.

Plus, it's always fun watching Holmes observe and then deduce the answers to questions many haven't even thought to ask, while Watson more than holds her own beside and sometimes against him. "Elementary" continues on Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.

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