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ELEMENTARY

CBS Thursday, at 1000 ET

 PTC Summary:

Elementary

(CBS/drama)

10:00 p.m. (ET) Thursday

Production Companies: CBS Television
Producers: Rob Doherty, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman
Creator: Rob Doherty

In this updated take on Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock is a recovering drug addict and brilliant consulting detective. Forced by his wealthy father to take on a live-in drug counselor, Sherlock meets Joan Watson, a former surgeon who accidentally killed a patient. Together, the duo forge a grudging friendship while helping police Inspector Gregson solve various crimes. This season, other members of the classic Holmes canon have been introduced, including London’s Inspector Lestrade and Holmes’s brother, Mycroft.

While Elementary is about murder and crime, the show’s emphasis is on Holmes unique detection techniques and the relationship between Holmes and Watson; thus, little violence is shown. Sex is limited to discussions of criminals having affairs, and an implication that Holmes enjoys kinky sex with prostitutes. Foul language is limited to Holmes using colorful British idioms like “bollocks,” and uses of “damn,” “ass,” “bastard, and “freaking.”

Elementary is not recommended for viewers under age 14.

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Show may include gratuitous sex, explicit dialogue, violent content, or obscene language, and is unsuitable for children.

The show contains adult-oriented themes and dialogue that may be inappropriate for youngsters.

Family-friendly show promoting responsible themes and traditional values.

Not yet rated by the PTC.


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