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Lucy Liu to Play Watson to New Sherlock

The relationships between recent iterations of Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick Watson have been highly bromoerotic -- just think of Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in the big-screen franchise, or Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in the imported Sherlock -- but the new CBS version is going a different way. Southland star Lucy Liu has been cast as Watson in the modern-day pilot, Elementary, which finds her playing sober sponsor to Jonny Lee Miller's rehabbed Sherlock in New York. They are so going to do it. (Solve crimes, that is.)

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