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The Hollywood Reporter Names the 50 Power Showrunners of 2013

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    Rob Doherty
    Elementary (CBS)

    Reinventing Sherlock Holmes — again — was a dicey proposition, but Doherty, 39, has done it with flair. The character-focused detective series starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu has settled comfortably in its 10 p.m. Thursday perch, opening season two with 15.1 million viewers.

    Creatively, Doherty took risks (a female Watson!) and secured an impressive guest cast (Rhys Ifans as Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft). Critics rewarded Doherty’s efforts with a Television Critics Association best new program nomination, while CBS TV Studios extended his deal, keeping him firmly rooted in the CBS family.

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