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Sherlock Holmes and Tom Sawyer come to TV

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(Read caption) Actor Jonny Lee Miller (l.) and Lucy Liu (r.) star in the new Sherlock Holmes TV show 'Elementary,' which, like the BBC adaptation, updates Sherlock for the modern era.

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Two classic works of literature are headed to TV with slight twists.

One of CBS’s new shows for the fall is “Elementary,” a present-day update of the Sherlock Holmes stories starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, while ABC is currently developing a show titled “Finn & Sawyer” in which the heroes create an investigative business in a steampunk New Orleans as adults. It is described as a take on Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

“Elementary” stars Miller as famous sleuth Sherlock Holmes and Liu as a female Watson. In the CBS show, Sherlock has come to New York from London after spending time in rehab. He works as a consultant to New York’s police.

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