TV picks: Thursday, Sept. 27

Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller star as Watson and Holmes in "Elementary."

“Elementary”
DRAMA. Sherlock fanatics are already up in arms over the casting of Lucy Liu as the traditionally male Watson to Jonny Lee Miller’s Holmes. Another sticking point for purists: The quintessential British detective now finds himself solving crimes in modern-day New York City. Anything else? Well, Sherlock has tattoos — but retains his good old demons, grounding his genius and making him relatable. Well, almost relatable.
Series premiere, 10 p.m., CBS

“Louie”
COMEDY. Louie has anything but a very merry December in tonight’s season finale.
Season finale, 10 p.m., FX

“Saturday Night Live: Primetime Election Special”
SPECIAL. Will a parody of any politician this election season reach the lofty comedic heights of Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin last go-round? If not, it’s not for a lack of source material.
8 p.m., NBC

“Two and a Half Men
COMEDY. Michael Bolton guest stars as himself, hired by Walden to serenade his lady as if it were 1991.
Season premiere, 8:30 p.m., CBS



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