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Lucy Liu has been cast as Sherlock Holmes right-hand (wo)man in CBS' Elementary pilot.

The drama is a modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes in which Sherlock (Eli Stone's Jonny Lee Miller) is a recovering addict and consultant for the NYPD. Liu will play Joan Watson, a former surgeon-turned-sober companion who looks after Holmes.

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Best known for her roles in Charlie's Angels, Kill Bill and Ally McBeal, Liu currently stars in TNT's Southland.

Robert Doherty (Medium) will write and executive-produce with Justified duo Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly.