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TV ratings: NFL and Peyton Manning have a big opener Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013The opening night of the NFL season delivered big ratings for NBC Thursday, dominating the night even though the start of the game was delayed until after 9 p.m. ET due to lightning. It didn't hurt that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had a career night, throwing seven TD passes in Denver's defeat of the Baltimore Ravens.NBC scored the best metered-market ratings on a Thursday night since its coverage of the Olympics on Aug. 9, 2012. Elsewhere Thursday, "Big Brother" rebounded from last week's down episode with improved numbers across the board on CBS, and "Wipeout" and "Rookie Blue" were up some in adults 18-49 for ABC.Full numbers weren't available as of posting time. We'll add them as soon as they are.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/tv-ratings-nfl-and-peyton-manning-have-a-big-opener-thursday.html

Elementary Sneak Peek: Joan Is Shocked to Meet Sherlock's Brother

When Elementary heads to London this fall, Sherlock Holmes ( Jonny Lee Miller ) won't be able to keep his life a secret any longer. In a new preview for the upcoming sophomore season, Joan Watson ( Lucy Liu ) is shocked to meet Sherlock's brother Mycroft ( Rhys Ifans ), to whom Sherlock hasn't spoken in years. Sherlock will be forced to confront his estranged brother when Mycroft allows him and Joan to stay in his new home at — wait for it, Holmesian fans — 221B Baker Street. Watch the preview below...   //www.tvguide.com/News/Elementary-Video-Season2-Mycroft-1069844.aspx?rss=breakingnews

‘Elementary’ Season 2 Trailer: Sherlock and Joan are London Bound

Sherlock is paying a visit to his homeland in the season two premiere of  Elementary  and Joan is along for the ride. We get our first glimpse at their across the pond adventure in the new trailer for the premiere episode. Among the highlights? We meet both Lestrade and Mycroft, and learn that Sherlock has a rather cruel nickname for his estranged brother– no surprise there. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2013/08/29/elementary-season-2-trailer-sherlock-and-joan-are-london-bound/

ELEMENTARY Season 2 Premiere: ‘Step Nine’ Photos

ELEMENTARY is kicking off its season season by taking a trip to London — and while there, viewers will meet Holmes’ brother, Mycroft (played by Rhys Ifans). Take a look at some photos from the premiere! ELEMENTARY’s second season debuts Thursday, September 26th at 10 PM. Follow @GiveMeMyRemote and @marisaroffman on Twitter for the latest [...] //www.givememyremote.com/remote/2013/08/28/elementary-season-2-premiere-step-nine-photos/

'Elementary' Season 2 Premiere Photos: Meet Mycroft Holmes and Inspector Lestrade in London

Official photos from the season 2 premiere, airing Thursday, September 26 at 10pm on CBS.  Read More... //www.buddytv.com/slideshows/elementary-season-2-premiere-photos-meet-mycroft-holmes-and-inspector-lestrade-1933.aspx

'Elementary' video: Lucy Liu discusses Watson and other characters in this DVD featurette

brightcove.createExperiences(); "Elementary" Season 1 is coming to DVD with a bunch of extras. One of those extras is the featurette, "A Holmes of Their Own." Watch Lucy Liu talk about characters -- especially Watson -- in this exclusive video preview.In the video, Liu talks about her first impressions of the "Elementary" characters from when she got the earliest scripts. Needless to say, she was impressed. The actress also discusses the kind of research she does in order to get ready for playing a new character.What are some of the highlights?Liu was strongly impressed that the creators of "Elementary" were willing to let Holmes be a full-on drug addict (albeit a recovering one)."I think the simpler you play a character, sometimes, the better." This seems like it would make sense.The fact that someone got Lucy Liu to sit outside and give an interview when snow was falling is just plain impressive. It looks kind of... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/08/elementary-video-lucy-liu-discusses-watson-and-other-characters-in-this-dvd-featurette.html

Holmes And Watson Are 'Unstoppable'

"Elementary" Season 2 is just around the corner, and CBS has released a new promo heralding the show's return this fall. While there's no new footage of our favorite crime solvers on location in London for the season premiere , it's still a fun reminder of Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Joan Watson's (Lucy Liu) hilarious banter. In addition to visiting Holmes' homeland in the show's premiere, Season 2 also boasts a number of notable guest stars; "Smash" alum Jeremy Jordan will play Joey , the son of a surgical patient who died in Watson's care; Rhys Ifans has been cast as Sherlock's older brother Mycroft ; and Sean Pertwee will play Inspector Lestrade . "Elementary" Season 2 premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS. For more CBS premiere dates, click here .   //feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/lPCL11ksh3k/elementary-season-2-promo-video_n_3770135.html

Lucy Liu Initially Turned Down The Role Of Watson

"Elementary" was one of the few successes of the 2012-2013 TV season , but the CBS series almost looked very different -- Lucy Liu initially turned down the role of Dr. Joan Watson. Star Jonny Lee Miller has previously admitted that he said no to the role of the reimagined Sherlock Holmes , but in a recent interview with CBS' Watch magazine, he revealed that he wasn't the only one with doubts . "There have been hundreds of incarnations over the years, but because of the high-profile ones recently, it didn’t seem like a good idea at all," Miller told Watch. "I initially said no to the project ... I think Lucy did the same thing. But I came to my senses! I read the script and thought it was very interesting, different and strong enough that we could do something different with it."  Read More... //feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/_w2CdwQi0MM/elementary-lucy-liu-turned-down-watson_n_3746345.html

Smash's Jeremy Jordan Heads to Elementary

  Jeremy Jordan won't be away from TV for long! The Smash alum will guest-star on the upcoming season of Elementary , TVGuide.com has confirmed...   //www.tvguide.com/News/Elementary-Jeremy-Jordan-1068772.aspx?rss=breakingnews

‘Elementary’ Season 2: Smash’s Jeremy Jordan Lands Guest Role Connected to Joan’s Past

Remember the man who died on Joan’s (Lucy Liu) operating table sending her into a spiral that resulted in her giving up her  surgical   career ? Well, according to  TV Line , we’re going to meet that man’s son in season two. Jeremy  Jordan , best known for his role on NBC’s  Smash , has landed the guest role of Joey Castoro. It seems he and Joan share a special connection and when pops up in an October episode, he will be looking to exploit that  connection with  an odd request. TV Line notes that his appearance in Joan’s life will force her to finally confront her guilt over his father’s death. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2013/08/01/elementary-season-2-smashs-jeremy-jordan-lands-guest-role-connected-to-joans-past/