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Merlin Comic Con 2012 Panel Highlights Include Hints About Series 5 And A Returning Character
It's the last day of Comic-Con and among the final panels set up here in San Diego is one showcasing BBC's Merlin. Some interesting tidbits about the upcoming fifth season of Merlin were shared at the event, including the return of a very familiar face, and some hints about what's coming up for Season 5.
BBC Working With Jim Henson Co. To Create New Puppet Show
We haven’t heard much from The New Nabors since, but whether or not the concept works out, BBC is greenlighting another puppet show. Like The New Nabors, the Jim Henson Co. is also on board for BBC1 project, which is tentatively titled No Strings Attached.Danny Baker is on board to write the project, which will follow celebrity guests and a new cast load of puppet creations as they play games and indulge in sketches.
Benedict Cumberbatch Wants To Keep Playing Sherlock
With BBC and PBS’ Sherlock recently ending its second tenure in the States, U.S. fans are still ruminating over the conflict between Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler, as well as the astonishing cliffhanger ending during Series 2. The third cycle of the show is not set to begin shooting until next January, but if you are a fan who would like to keep Sherlock on the brain, Cumberbatch is ready and willing to talk about the series he loves and the character he inhabits.
Andy Samberg Lets Slip He's Headed To BBC Series
Samberg is set to appear in Cuckoo, an upcoming comedy that will air on BBC Three across the pond. Samberg’s role will follow him as an indolent dude who marries a British lady. In the series, trouble will arise after Samberg strikes the wrong chord with his new wife’s father.
Sherlock Season 2 Finale Preview: The Reichenbach Fall
Sadly, the second season of Sherlock is over this Sunday. Last week's “The Hounds of Baskerville” was an interesting take on Sir Conan Doyle's most famous work but the episode couldn't live up to the near perfect 90 minutes that was "A Scandal In Belgravia." Sunday's finale is called "The Reichenbach Fall" and once again finds creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss referencing one of Doyle's key works for its title, this time his short story “The Final Problem.”
BBC Greenlights The Ladies Paradise Starring Joanna Vanderham
It’s a greenlight for another period drama on BBC One. The Ladies’ Paradise is going forward as an eight-episode series that takes place in England’s first department store. It has some interesting similarities to another series coming together over at ITV, Mr. Selfridge.
BBC Bumps Top Gear From Fall Schedule, Apparently To Avoid X Factor Competition
The BBC top rated hit Top Gear will be notably absent from the British network this fall. They’ve decided, in a move that makes one wonder what sort of blackmail Simon Cowell might be holding over their heads, to pull the show for a year allegedly to reduce the competition for Cowell’s X Factor. Really? Are the same people watching these two shows?
Sherlock Preview: Season 2, Episode 2 - The Hounds Of Baskerville
The BBC One adaptation of Sherlock finally returned to North American televisions last night with “A Scandal in Belgravia” airing on PBS. The fantastic first episode of the second series introduced the sleuth's famous female adversary and, at ninety minutes, was as good as most films that receive theatrical release. And thankfully the adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s series continues on Masterpiece Mystery! this week with Episode 2, "The Hounds of Baskerville."
BBC Has No Plans To Renew Upstairs Downstairs For Series 3
It’s Downton Abbey for the win, as the BBC has decided not to renew the show’s competition for the period drama crowd Upstairs Downstairs. Although the latter has a much longer history than does Downton, the ratings just aren’t living up to the original version, which aired in the 1970s. The BBC and co-producer PBS here in the U.S. have decided not to proceed with series three.
Co-Producers Say No Truth To Reports Maggie Smith Is Quitting Downton Abbey
According to yesterday’s reports, Smith wants out and the show is helpless to stop her. Carnival Film and Television Limited, who partially produces the show, recently spoke out about how there is apparently “no truth” to those earlier reports.
BBC's Being Human Renewed For Season 5
While the North American version of Being Human is still working its way through its second season on Syfy, the original Toby Whithouse-created series has just wrapped up Season 4 across the pond and currently airing on Saturday nights on BBC America over here, as part of the channel’s “Supernatural Saturday” feature.
Lucy Lawless Joins Elisabeth Moss In BBC Miniseries Top Of The Lake
Lucy Lawless has made a name for herself in genre programming, which has likely earned her a healthy-sized crop of fans who love her from her days in Xena: Warrior Princess, Battlestar Galactica, and the currently airing Starz series Spartacus: Vengeance (see also Blood and Sand, and Gods of the Arena). While we may associate her with her roles as a warrior, a Cylon, or the crafty Lucretia, I expect she’s just as capable of bringing her talents to series that don’t have her dressed for another era or reality.
CBS' Elementary Pilot Casts Jonny Lee Miller As Sherlock Holmes
One of the best shows on television is BBC's Sherlock. The modern day adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous creation has become insanely popular just about everywhere the show has been broadcast or illegally downloaded. The wildly successful series spawned an inevitable American version and CBS just cast Jonny Lee Miller as its Holmes.
Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series Blu-Ray Review
ATTN: Those who don’t watch Doctor Who, read this first and then watch series 5. Series 6 has landed on Blu-Ray, and I’m going to do my utmost to make sure you catch it while there’s still Time. Yes I went there, and so will you.
Matt Smith Has No Plans To Leave Doctor Who, Unless Of Course He Does
Fans have been wondering whether Matt Smith was still in it for the long haul. It's a question that's come up several times in recent months, most recently back in October when one of Smith's comments was misconstrued and sent some Who fans into panic mode. Now the actor has once again responded to questions about his future on the show with an encouraging commitment to stick with it. Or did he?