Wow, I can't believe I missed this in the spring...
Hulu popped up a recomendation for Houdini and Doyle, a British/Canadian/American show that aired on Fox in the spring. Michael Weston and Stephen Magnan play the titular roles of real life friends (and later enemies). Houdini is a flamboyant, wise cracking septic and Doyle is a reserved believer in the occult and such. (His belief in spiritualism caused him to view Houdini as an enemy later in their lives). Teamed up with Constable Adelaide Stratton (played by Rebecca Liddiard), who is somewhere between the two on the belief scale, as a police liason who is given specific directions to babysit them. Together they fight crime.
The chemistry between the three works, the plots are an engaging but accessible take on the time period, and the production values are pretty good. My only real complaint is that while they got Houdini being a doting son who would do almost anything for his mother, including hiring an actor to play Edward VII at her birthday party because the King was "busy", they turned him into a ladies man and flirt while ignoring his wife and stage assistant who was devoted and loyal to.
It comes across as a mix of the X-Files, FX, and Castle (with less flirting and romance.)
It's certainly worth giving the first few episodes a shot on Hulu.