Pilot Scoop: Jonny Lee Miller Is CBS' Sherlock, Jason Katims' County Adds Two and More!

Jonny Lee MillerJonny Lee Miller has landed the lead role of Sherlock Holmes in the CBS drama pilot Elementary.

The potential series is a modern take on the cases of the famed detective, with the Eli Stone star stepping into the literary figure’s shoes, Deadline reports. Another key change: Sherlock now lives in New York City.

Miller, who did a  guest arc on Dexter, will next to be seen in the big screen adaptation of the TV series Dark Shadows.

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In other pilot news…

• Jess Weixler (Medium, Law & Order) and Agam Darshi (Sanctuary) have joined Jason Ritter and Aimee Garcia in Jason Katims’ NBC medical drama pilot County. Fun fact: Weixler and Ritter co-starred as a couple in the film Peter and Vandy.

• Gillian Vigman — who popped up on New Girl just last week as Schmidt’s boss — has nabbed the female lead in the new Fox comedy Little Brother from writer Mike Royce (Men of a Certain Age) and director Shawn Levy (Real Steel), Deadline reports. Vigman will play the wife of John Stamos’ former rocker.

• Another frequent New Girl guest star and Saturday Night Live alumna, Michaela Watkins, will co-star in ABC’s comedy pilot Prairie Dogs, per Deadline. The series centers around an uncool cubicle worker (aka “prairie dog”) who discovers the person who stole his identity has a more fulfilling life than him. Watkins will play the supervisor of the programming department.

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• Daniela Bobadilla, who recurs on NBC’s upcoming new drama Awake, will play Charlie Sheen’s daughter on FX’s Anger Management, per Deadline.

• Former America’s Next Top Model contestant-turned-actress Yaya DaCosta has joined ABC’s untitled Roland Emmerich drama pilot, Deadline reports. DaCosta will play a member of a special Council, who befriends an astrophysics grad student knowing that he is the chosen one to destroy the forces of evil.

• British newcomer Sam Palladio (The Hour) has been cast in ABC’s family soap Nashville, which set against the music scene.

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