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'Sherlock' Will Continue Until Benedict Cumberbatch 'Gets Too Famous,' Promises EP

If there was a most anticipated session during the weeks-long Television Critics Association press tour, it might have been PBS Masterpiece's presentation of British drama Sherlock on Monday afternoon. Boosted by the rising star wattage of Benedict Cumberbatch ( August: Osage County, 12 Years a Slave ), currently making the rounds during awards season, and Martin Freeman (next starring in FX's Fargo ), Sherlock premiered to strong numbers Sunday evening for the season three opener with 4 million viewers, up 25 percent from the previous year's 3.2 million.  Read More...   //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/uw9B1jNZdeA/story01.htm

'Sherlock' Season 3 premiere scores strong ratings behind 'Downton Abbey'

The pairing of "Downton Abbey" and "Sherlock" proved to be a good one for PBS Sunday night (Jan. 19). The Season 3 premiere of "Sherlock" scored 4 million viewers, PBS says. That's a 25-percent jump from the 3.2 million viewers for its second-season debut in 2012. The ratings bump follows a record-setting premiere for the series in the U.K. on New Year's Day. "Downton Abbey" also saw its ratings rise Sunday night. Airing opposite the NFL's NFC championship game on FOX, the show drew 8.4 million people, half a million more than the previous week."Downton Abbey" airs at 9 p.m. ET and "Sherlock" at 10 p.m. Sundays on PBS. Check your local listings.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/sherlock-season-3-premiere-scores-strong-ratings-behind-downton-abbey.html

'Sherlock' Season 3: Steven Moffat recognizes Benedict Cumberbatch's sexy edge

Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes mysteries are about a lot of things -- crime, clues, social mores, thrilling adventures, weird science and colorful villains. But at their heart is the friendship of two lonely men: wounded war veteran Dr. John Watson and eccentric consulting detective Sherlock Holmes.Thrown together as flat mates, the two men become investigative partners, confidants and the stars of their own stories, written by Watson. But as close as friends can be, they remain separate people. Sooner or later, life -- and death -- will intrude.On Sunday, Jan. 19 (check local listings), PBS and the BBC's version of "Sherlock," starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson, returns to "Masterpiece Mystery!" for a third season of three 90-minute episodes, paired with another blockbuster hit, "Downton Abbey."In the opener, called "The Empty Hearse," Holmes has faked his death in a leap from the roof of St. Bart's Hospital in London. When... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/sherlock-season-3-steven-moffat-recognizes-benedict-cumberbatchs-sexy-edge.html

'Sherlock' Season 4 being planned, Steven Moffat says

"Sherlock" Season 3 hasn't even premiered in the United States, but the show's creators are already moving ahead with plans for Season 4. According to showrunner Steven Moffat, the upcoming season is in the works.Moffat made the promise to fans at a screening of the final Season 3 episode, "His Last Vow," on Wednesday (Jan. 8). "We have got plans. They tend to be what exciting twists and turns we can have. Not blowing up the world," Moffat explains when asked about what was coming next for "Sherlock," as reported by The Guardian.As for when a fourth season might show up, the "Sherlock" producers were a little more reluctant. As the Radio Times reports from the screening: "We'll get them made as quickly as we can," Moffat promises. "Benedict [Cumberbatch] and Martin [Freeman] are making some movies. If you say, 'Who cares about movies?' I agree with you. But they are doing them, so... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/sherlock-season-4-being-planned-steven-moffat-says.html

'Sherlock' video: 'His Final Vow' promo turns Holmes' stomach

The "Sherlock" Season 3 finale, "His Final Vow," introduces fans to a new enemy, Charles Augustus Magnussen (Lars Mikkelsen). As the promo video for the episode shows, Magnussen may be Holmes' least favorite person in the world."I've dealt with murderers, psychopaths -- none of them could turn my stomach like Charles Augustus Magnussen."Not only does Magnussen make Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) nauseous, but the blackmailer also poses additional threats to Holmes. For one thing, Mycroft (Mark Gatiss) seems to be on the bad guy's side -- does Magnussen have something on Sherlock's brother? There's also the implied threat against Watson (Martin Freeman) and/or Mary (Amanda Abbington).Could the upcoming Watson baby be in danger? Considering the title of the episode -- foreshadowed in Sherlock's final speech at the wedding -- Holmes may find himself defending Watson with everything he has."His Final Vow" airs Sunday, Jan. 12 on the BBC and Sunday, Feb. 2 on PBS.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/sherlock-video-his-final-vow-promo-turns-holmes-stomach.html

'Sherlock': Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch and Wanda Ventham's surprise cameo - video

The "Sherlock" Season 3 premiere had one particularly surprising meeting: Sherlock Holmes' parents. Knowledgeable fans, however, got an even bigger surprise: Mr. and Mrs. Holmes were played by Benedict Cumberbatch's parents, Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch and Wanda Ventham.Both actors, the elder Cumberbatch and Ventham appear on screen for less than two minutes before their son dismisses them. The audience only finds out their identities when Sherlock mentions it in passing to Watson (Martin Freeman). Needless to say, John is a little shocked by what he sees:"I mean, they're just so ... ordinary." -- Watson"It's a cross I have to bear." -- HolmesConsidering that the parents are rambling about lost glasses and such, they do indeed seem like a cross for Sherlock to bear. As for the son of the actors, Cumberbatch told the Mail Online that working with his parents was "nerve-wracking" but "brilliant."With this casting, "Sherlock" proves again that the show is something of... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/sherlock-timothy-carlton-cumberbatch-and-wanda-venthams-surprise-cameo---video.html

'Sherlock' Season 3 video: Watson gets married in 'The Sign of Three'

"Sherlock" Season 3 has resurrected its titular character, so now it's time for romance to bloom. While Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) was away, John Watson (Martin Freeman) found comfort in the arms of one Mary Morstan (Amanda Abbington). And they are getting married in the season's second episode, "The Sign of Three." Needless to say, Sherlock has some trouble with all of this.Warning: There are some "Sherlock" spoilers ahead, especially if you have not yet seen the first episode of the season, "The Empty Hearse." Please proceed with caution.Refresh your memory on "The Empty Hearse" with our recap. Although Sherlock seemed to like Mary fairly well, it's not terribly likely that he will feel comfortable with her marrying Watson. It also looks like John has gone and asked Sherlock to be his best man -- and to give a speech at the wedding. What was Watson thinking?Meet "Sherlock" star Amanda Abbington. Fortunately for Holmes, it sounds... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/sherlock-season-3-video-watson-gets-married-in-the-sign-of-three.html

New 'Sherlock' Season 3 Promo Teases Sherlock and John's Reunion

It appears that Det. Greg Lestrade helps Sherlock disappear after faking his death and the title character will reappear in front of his partner John disguising as a waiter.  Read More... //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00066881.html