30 Suspiciously Similar TV Shows Accused Of Ripping Off Another Series
When CBS premiered its series Elementary, a modern-day twist on Sherlock Holmes, it was pretty similar to BBC’s Sherlock. Sue Vertue, the producer of the BBC series, shared that she was concerned because Elementary felt more like a rip-off of her work than an adaptation.
She said: “At the time, they made great assurances about their integrity, so we have to assume that their modernized Sherlock Holmes doesn’t resemble ours in any way, as that would be extremely worrying. We are very proud of our show and like any proud parent, will protect the interest and well being of our offspring.” Despite the similarities, CBS denied that they plagiarized the idea.