"New Holmes. New Watson. New York."
―Season one slogan[src]

The first season was shot at Silvercup Studios in Queens, and other various locations in New York City.[1]

Season one premiered on September 27, 2012. Elementary presents a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes set in the contemporary United States. Sherlock Holmes is a former consultant to Scotland Yard, and also an addict. He traveled to New York City to check into a rehabilitation center and stays on in Brooklyn with Joan Watson, who becomes his sober companion and eventually his apprentice.

On October 23, 2012, CBS picked up Elementary for a full season. Shooting for the second episode started in late July.[2][3] On November 15, 2012, CBS ordered two additional episodes to its current season, bringing the total number of episodes to 24.[4] On March 27, 2013, CBS renewed Elementary for a second season.[5]

The first season was released on DVD on August 27, 2013.[6][7]



See also: List of appearances

Main castEdit

Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes (24 episodes)
Lucy Liu as Joan Watson (24 episodes)
Aidan Quinn as Captain Tommy Gregson (24 episodes)
Jon Michael Hill as Detective Marcus Bell (23 episodes)

Recurring guest castEdit

Natalie Dormer as Irene Adler / Jamie Moriarty (3 episodes)
Linda Emond as Dr. Candace Reed (3 episodes)
Steve Park as Oren Watson (2 episodes)
Vinnie Jones as Sebastian Moran (2 episodes)
Ato Essandoh as Alfredo Llamosa (2 episodes)
Susan Pourfar as Emily Hankins (2 episodes)



Craig Sweeny (6 episodes)
Robert Doherty (6 episodes)
Liz Friedman (5 episodes)
Christopher Silber (4 episodes)
Corinne Brinkerhoff (4 episodes)
Jeffrey Paul King (3 episodes)
Jason Tracey (2 episodes)
Peter Blake (2 episodes)


Seith Mann (3 episodes)
John Polson (3 episodes)
Andrew Bernstein (2 episodes)
John David Coles (2 episodes)
Peter Werner (2 episodes)


# Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 Pilot Michael Cuesta Robert Doherty September 27, 2012
Detective Sherlock Holmes, along with his sober companion, Dr. Joan Watson, uses his uncanny ability to read people and analyze crimes to assist the NYPD on some of their more difficult cases. In the season premiere, Holmes consults on a home invasion that resulted in murder.
2 While You Were Sleeping John David Coles Robert Doherty October 4, 2012
Sherlock uses his powers of deduction to consult on the murder of a young man who is shot upon entering his apartment. Meanwhile, Watson has dinner with her ex-boyfriend, Ty Morstan.
3 Child Predator Rod Holcomb Peter Blake October 18, 2012
Sherlock and Watson consult on a child abduction case involving a serial killer who is nicknamed "The Balloon Man," because he leaves a signature batch of balloons at each of his crime scenes.
4 Rat Race Rosemary Rodriguez Craig Sweeny October 25, 2012
Even though he despises bankers, Holmes agrees to consult on a case involving the death of a Wall Street executive who appears to have overdosed on heroin. Meanwhile, with Holmes' encouragement, Watson tries to re-enter the dating scene.
5 Lesser Evils Colin Bucksey Liz Friedman November 1, 2012
Sherlock tries to determine who has been killing weak and terminal patients at a hospital, making it look like they died of natural causes. Meanwhile, Sherlock learns more about Joan's decision to walk away from her surgical career.
6 Flight Risk David Platt Corinne Brinkerhoff November 8, 2012
Sherlock tries to prove that one of people whose body was found in the wreckage of a small plane crash was actually killed before the plane went down. Meanwhile, Watson tries to convince Sherlock to meet with his elusive father.
7 One Way to Get Off Seith Mann Christopher Silber November 15, 2012
Sherlock assists with a double homicide that has the same M.O. as a series of murders that took place 13 years ago. Meanwhile, after being frozen out by Sherlock, Watson visits his old rehab center in order to learn more about the mysterious man in her care.
8 The Long Fuse Andrew Bernstein Jeffrey Paul King November 29, 2012
While investigating an explosion that kills two people, Sherlock discovers a crime that's been lying dormant for years. Meanwhile, Watson encourages Sherlock to finally pick a sponsor.
9 You Do It to Yourself Phil Abraham Peter Blake December 6, 2012
Sherlock uses his trademark deductive reasoning skills to find the killer of a college professor, Meanwhile, Watson gets a call from a former lover who needs her help.
10 The Leviathan Peter Werner Corinne Brinkerhoff & Craig Sweeny December 13, 2012
Sherlock is called in to investigate when a supposedly uncrackable bank vault called "The Leviathan" is breached. Meanwhile, Joan is pleasantly surprised when Sherlock meets her family and defends her choice to become a sober companion.
11 Dirty Laundry John David Coles Liz Friedman & Christopher Silber January 3, 2013
Sherlock and Joan investigate the murder of the general manager of a high-end Manhattan hotel whose body is found inside an industrial laundry machine. Meanwhile, since Joan's time with Sherlock is almost up, he offers her an apprenticeship.
12 M. John Polson Robert Doherty January 10, 2013
Sherlock is reunited with "M." a British criminal who appears to have followed Sherlock to New York. Meanwhile, Joan has reservations about leaving Sherlock and taking on a new client.
13 The Red Team Christine Moore Story by: Jeffrey Paul King & Craig Sweeny
Teleplay by: Jeffrey Paul King
January 31, 2013
While on suspension from the NYPD, Sherlock investigates a suspicious hit-and-run accident involving a conspiracy theorist. Meanwhile, Watson tries to broker peace between Sherlock and Gregson.
14 The Deductionist John Polson Craig Sweeny & Robert Doherty February 3, 2013
Sherlock pursues Martin Ennis, an unpredictable criminal, before he strikes again. During the investigation, Sherlock is forced to work alongside Kathryn Drummond, the FBI profiler who literally wrote the book on Ennis. Meanwhile, Watson faces eviction from her apartment.
15 A Giant Gun, Filled with Drugs Guy Ferland Story by: Christopher Silber
Teleplay by: Corinne Brinkerhoff & Liz Friedman
February 7, 2013
Sherlock tries to find out who kidnapped the adult daughter of his ex-drug dealer, Rhys. Watson worries about Sherlock's sobriety when Rhys suggests Sherlock was a better detective when he was using drugs.
16 Details Sanaa Hamri Story by: Robert Doherty
Teleplay by: Jeffrey Paul King & Jason Tracey
February 14, 2013
Sherlock investigates what he believes will be an open-and-shut case after Detective Bell is attacked. However, the case takes an unexpected turn when the suspected assailant is found dead. Meanwhile, Sherlock encourages Joan to learn self-defense.
17 Possibility Two Seith Mann Mark Goffman February 21, 2013
Sherlock investigates a case involving a wealthy philanthropist who believes his incurable illness was given to him on purpose. Meanwhile, Sherlock tries to teach Joan his deductive skills by sending her to a suspicious dry cleaning establishment.
18 Déjà Vu All Over Again Jerry Levine Brian Rodenbeck March 14, 2013
Joan takes her first solo case: the disappearance of a woman who left her husband a tearful break-up video that mentioned a murder on a subway platform. Meanwhile, Sherlock is intrigued by the subway murder and decides to investigate.
19 Snow Angels Andrew Bernstein Jason Tracey April 4, 2013
Sherlock and Joan try to prevent a robbery from one of the largest cash vaults in the country during the middle of a Nor'easter. Meanwhile, Sherlock tries to help a transgender woman who is recovering from her latest break-up.
20 Dead Man's Switch Larry Teng Story by: Christopher Silber
Teleplay by: Liz Friedman & Christopher Silber
April 25, 2013
Sherlock and Joan hunt for the accomplice of a murdered blackmailer who targeted families of rape victims. Meanwhile, Sherlock resists celebrating his first year of sobriety.
21 A Landmark Story Peter Werner Corinne Brinkerhoff May 2, 2013
Sherlock resumes his hunt for Moriarty when Sebastian Moran reveals that a man who was thought to be dead from a heart attack was actually on the list of intended victims from Moriarty.
22 Risk Management Liz Friedman Liz Friedman and Robert Doherty May 9, 2013
Sherlock agrees to take a case from a man claiming to be Moriarty, hoping it will bring him closer to finding his nemesis. Meanwhile, Gregson encourages Joan to give up the dangerous line of work she has chosen and go back to being a sober companion.
23 The Woman Seith Mann Robert Doherty and Craig Sweeny May 16, 2013
As Sherlock reels at the reappearance of his former lover, Irene Adler, a series of flashbacks unravel the tumultuous events that led to his downfall into addiction. Meanwhile, he and Joan once again find themselves in the crosshairs of the enigmatic Moriarty.
24 Heroine John Polson Craig Sweeny and Robert Doherty May 16, 2013
As Sherlock reels at the reappearance of his former lover, Irene Adler, a series of flashbacks unravel the tumultuous events that led to his downfall into addiction. Meanwhile, he and Joan once again find themselves in the crosshairs of the enigmatic Moriarty.


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International distributionEdit

As well as doing well in the states, Elementary is also an international hit. Elementary is the #1 show on Sky Living in the UK, a top five series on Global in Canada, the #1 drama on Network Ten in Australia, the #1 U.S. series in Spain, and a top five U.S. series in Germany and Italy.[8]

Country Channel Premiere date Timeslot
Australia Channel Ten February 3, 2013 Sundays 8:30pm[9]
Canada Global[8] 2012[10]
Finland Nelonen January 22, 2013 Tuesdays, 7:00pm[11]
France Series + 2013[12]
Germany Sat 1 January 10, 2013 Thursdays, 9:15pm (Episodes 1-12)[13]
Mondays, 9:15pm (Episodes 13-22)[14]
Thursdays, 10:15pm (Episodes 23-24)[15]
Greece Fox 2012[10]
Hong Kong RTL CBS Entertainment September 2013[16]
Hungary TV 2 January 26, 2013[17] Wednesdays, 9:30pm[18]
Indonesia RTL CBS Entertainment September 2013[16]
Italy Rai 2 Sundays, 9:45pm[19]
Malaysia RTL CBS Entertainment September 2013[16]
Netherlands SBS6 2013[10]
New Zealand Prime 2013[10]
Norway TV 2 November 28, 2012 Wednesdays, 10:40pm[20]
Philippines RTL CBS Entertainment September 2013[16]
Poland AXN November 12, 2012 Mondays, 10:00pm[21]
Portugal Universal Channel Thursdays, 10:00pm[22]
Romania AXN 2012[10]
Russia Channel One 2012[10]
Singapore RTL CBS Entertainment September 2013[16]
Spain Cuatro Tuesdays[23]
Sweden TV 4 April 1, 2013 Mondays, 9:00pm[24]
Taiwan RTL CBS Entertainment September 2013[16]
United Kingdom Sky Living October 23, 2012[25]
Vietnam RTL CBS Entertainment September 2013[16]

Home media releaseEdit

The first season will be released on DVD on August 27, 2013.[6] The DVD includes all episodes, plus extras that include a photo montage, cast biographies, the feature "Elementary Super-Sized,"[7] a gag reel, deleted scenes, interviews with both the cast and crew (including interviews with the executive producers),[26] and other features.[27]


Behind the scenesEdit

Also see Edit

For more extensive Elementary content please see the Elementary Portal at Baker Street Wikia.


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