By Sandra Gonzalez
Updated February 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST
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Sherlock now has his dear Watson — and she’s a bonified hottie.

Lucy Liu has been cast to star alongside Eli Stone‘s Jonny Lee Miller in CBS’s upcoming pilot, Elementary, a modern-day take on Sherlock Holmes, EW has confirmed.

The concept for Elementary finds Miller and Liu, as Watson, solving crimes in New York City, according to previously announced loglines for the project.

Liu currently stars on TNT’s Southland.