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Exclusive: 'Sherlock' Boss on Emotional Season 4: 'There Are Some Proper Shocks This Time Around'

Exclusive: 'Sherlock' Boss on Emotional Season 4: 'There Are Some Proper Shocks This Time Around'
Last we saw the Sherlock crew one year ago, things were a bit off-kilter for the characters -- due largely to the Christmas special’s Victorian-era setting and Moriarty’s mysterious (and presumed) resurrection. Now, with the debut of the anticipated fourth season mere days away, it’s back to business for the famous detective.

“It’s nice to go into the real story,” showrunner Steven Moffat tells Et. “One year ago with the Christmas special, we took a sidestep in the narrative. We’re finally getting back to the story we’re telling and that’s exciting.”

Moffat and company -- including star Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the title character Sherlock Holmes -- have spent the past year warning loyal Sherlockians that the upcoming three episodes will be darker and more emotional. At Comic-Con this past July, Cumberbatch noted “there are quite a few tears.”

Related: Benedict Cumberbatch Teases 'Sherlock's' Most 'Ambitious' Season Ever[p
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Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Dec. 26, 2016

Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Dec. 26, 2016
Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter, offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch it. This week, social media superstar Cameron Dallas gets his own show, plus “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s” Kaitlin Olson debuts another new comedy: Fox’s “The Mick.”

“Every Brilliant Thing,” HBO, Monday, 8 p.m.

The off-Broadway show heads to the small screen for a television film adaptation, written by Duncan Macmillan and starring British comedian Jonny Donahoe. The “heart-wrenching yet humorous” show recounts a life lived in the shadow of suicide, centering around a young boy who attempts to cure his mother’s depression by creating a list of the best things in the world. Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato directed the project, which was filmed at the Barrow Street Theatre
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PBS Celebrates New Year With Sherlock, Probes Donald Trump, Vampire Sky Tombs, Teen Queen Victoria In Early 2017

PBS’ 2017 winter/spring season lineup includes the January 15 premiere of the seven-part drama Victoria on Masterpiece, which takes some dramatic license with the teen years of the 19th-century queen; the highly hyped return of Sherlock to Masterpiece Mystery on New Year's Day, and the second season of PBS' American drama series Mercy Street on January 22. PBS also announced a new Great Performances strand, Landmarks Live in Concert, featuring performances by Alicia Keys
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Lynda La Plante’s ‘Prime Suspect: Tennison’ Heading To Masterpiece In 2017

Masterpiece has boarded upcoming Prime Suspect prequel, Prime Suspect: Tennison, as co-producer alongside ITV Studios and NoHo Film & Television. The original series, which starred Helen Mirren, aired on Masterpiece on PBS in the early 90s with installments 4-7 co-produced by Wgbh Boston for the Masterpiece Mystery anthology series. Created by Lynda La Plante, who wrote the early installments of the original, the six-part drama portrays the early career of iconic…
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Endeavour: PBS Series Returning for Season Three; Season Four Next?

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We have spoilers for the third season of Masterpiece Mystery's Endeavour TV show, premiering on PBS, Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. The UK audience does not have have to worry about Endeavour being cancelled too soon, ITV renewed the drama for a fourth season. Will PBS follow suit and pick up Endeavour, season four? When we know, you will.

A prequel to the Inspector Morse series which starred John Thaw in the title role, Endeavour stars Shaun Evans as the young Endeavor Morse. Roger Allam also stars, as Di Thursday. The Endeavour cast also includes: Anton Lesser, Jack Laskey, Sean Rigby, James Bradshaw, Caroline O'Neill, and Abigail Thaw (daughter the Inspector Morse star).

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Wallander: Kenneth Branagh Discusses the Final Season on PBS

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Sweedish sleuth, Inspector Kurt Wallander, returns to PBS Masterpiece Mystery! for the fourth and final season of the Wallander TV show. Below, star Kenneth Branagh talks about the farewell episodes leading up to the Wallander TV series finale.

Along with Branagh, the cast of Wallander includes: Jeany Spark as Linda Wallander, Richard McCabe as Nyberg, Barnaby Kay as Lennart Mattson, and Ingeborga Dapkunaite as Baiba Liepa. The final season of Wallander was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa; Skåne, Sweden; and Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Grantchester: PBS Previews Season Two

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Keep your shirts on! You can watch a preview for second season of Masterpiece Mystery's Grantchester TV series, right here. Season two of Grantchester premieres on PBS, Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. The series stars James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie, and Tessa Peake-Jones.

In season two, PBS teases "James Norton will don his priestly collar and Robson Green his rumpled raincoat," for a new season as the oddly matched crime-fighters -- Reverend Sidney Chambers and Inspector Geordie Keating. PBS says, "Together, they bring justice and spiritual nourishment to early 1950s England."

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Mr. Selfridge, Grantchester: PBS TV Show Returns Announced (Previews)

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PBS announces the Mr. Selfridge and Grantchester TV series return to Masterpiece, Sunday March 27, 2016. Below watch a preview of the fourth and final season of Mr. Selfridge. The cast includes Jeremy Piven, Amanda Abbington, Katherine Kelly, Grégory Fitoussi, Aisling Loftus, and Trystan Gravelle. The Mr. Selfridge TV series finale is scheduled for Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 10:00pm.

We also have a preview of the second season of Grantchester, starring James Norton and Robson Green. This Masterpiece Mystery drama premieres right before Mr. Selfridge at 9:00pm Et.Read More…
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Preview: 'Sherlock' Christmas Special Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman (Video)

Preview: 'Sherlock' Christmas Special Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman (Video)
"The stage is set. The curtain rises. We are ready to begin," Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes says in the dramatic trailer for the BBC's Victorian-set Christmas special, which will air on "Masterpiece" (PBS) before being released in select theaters via Fathom Events. "Sherlock: The Abominable Bride," a 90-minute special, will premiere Friday, January 1, 2016 on Masterpiece Mystery! on PBS at 9:00 p.m. Et, and simultaneously online. The special will have an encore broadcast on Sunday, January 10 at 10:00 p.m. Et. Bowing to popular demand, this marks the first time that "Sherlock" has premiered in the Us and the UK on the same day. True to producer Sue Vertue's promise at the jammed "Sherlock" Comic-Con panel last July, the powers did bring the showings in the UK and Us closer together. Watch the first clip and full Comic-Con panel with "Sherlock" executive producer/showrunner Steven Moffat, his.
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'Sherlock' Special Draws 8.4 Million Overnight Viewers in U.K.

'Sherlock' Special Draws 8.4 Million Overnight Viewers in U.K.
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, the much-anticipated 90-minute special of the BBC hit show starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, on Friday drew an average audience of 8.4 million in Great Britain, according to overnight data. That made the drama the day's most-watched show in the U.K. and amounted to a share of 34.7 percent of people watching TV in the country at the time, according to the BBC. The special also aired on Masterpiece Mystery! on PBS, marking the first time that Sherlock has premiered in the U.S. and the U.K. on

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Watch: ‘Sherlock’ Holiday Special Trailer Reveals ‘the Bride’

Watch: ‘Sherlock’ Holiday Special Trailer Reveals ‘the Bride’
While there’s quite a bit of mystery surrounding the highly anticipated “Sherlock” holiday special, BBC One released a trailer Saturday for “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride.” The 40-second teaser gives fans a glimpse into the 90-minute one-off episode that will air on Jan. 1 in both the U.S. and U.K. This will mark the first time a “Sherlock” show will air in both countries on the same day, after years of complaints from fans.

The trailer shows Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) back in their Victorian roots.

“To the morgue, there’s not a moment to lose. Which one can so rarely say of a morgue,” Cumberbatch says in the trailer.

The official “Sherlock” YouTube channel has published three full trailers for “The Abominable Bride,” with subsequent videos for fans including the funniest moments from the set of the special and an explanation
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Sherlock: The Abominable Bride's New Trailer: Here Comes the Bride

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Sherlock: The Abominable Bride's New Trailer: Here Comes the Bride
Sherlockians and Cumberfans, get ready. Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, a 90-minute special, will premiere on Friday, January 1, 2016 on PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery. Then the fourth season of Sherlock will subsequently go into production this spring. Watch the latest trailer, which features a glimpse at the veiled, vengeful bride herself, for the wintry Victorian special above, and then refresh yourself on the set-up with the original trailer below:
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Sherlock: The Abominable Bride: Victorian Special Details and Photos Released

It looks like the BBC wants to dispel a little mystery surrounding its New Year's Day special Victorian period one-off episode of the Sherlock TV show, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride. The British network hasn't just planted clues, it has positively dumped them. In the Us, the 90-minute special premieres Friday, January 1, 2016 on Masterpiece Mystery! on PBS at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt, and simultaneously online at pbs.org/masterpiece, with an encore broadcast on Sunday, January 10 at 10:00 p.m. Et/Pt.

This special episode of Sherlock marks the first time that the Us will see an episode on the same day it airs in on BBC One, in UK. A what-if episode, in Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes) and Martin Freeman (John Watson) portray their fictional counterparts during the Victorian age. Season four of the regular Sherlock TV show, which is set
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'Sherlock' Special Poster Reveals Title and Premiere Date

'Sherlock' Special Poster Reveals Title and Premiere Date
Masterpiece and PBS today announced that Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, a 90-minute special, will premiere Friday, January 1, 2016, on Masterpiece Mystery! on PBS at 9:00pm Et, and simultaneously online at pbs.org/masterpiece. The special will have an encore broadcast on Sunday, January 10, at 10:00pm Et. This is the first time that Sherlock has premiered in the Us and the UK on the same day.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in the acclaimed modern retelling of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic stories. But now, our heroes find themselves in 1890s London. Beloved characters Mary Morstan (played by Amanda Abbington), Inspector Lestrade (Rupert Graves) and Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs) also turn up at 221b Baker Street.&#160Sherlock&#160Season 4, will go into production in Spring, 2016. Airdate Tbd.

Following a brief glimpse of footage in a new BBC promo, Masterpiece PBS unveiled a full
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‘Sherlock’: Victorian Special Gets Airdate, Title

‘Sherlock’: Victorian Special Gets Airdate, Title
Two of the mysteries surrounding the much-anticipated “Sherlock” special have been solved: its airdate and its title.

BBC One announced via Twitter on Saturday that “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” will bow on Jan. 1, 2016 in both the U.S. and the U.K. This is the first time a new chapter of “Sherlock” will air in both countries on the same day, after years of American fans complaining about the delay.

Get ready to meet The Abominable Bride – @BBCOne – 1st January 2016 #221Back #Sherlock pic.twitter.com/Xy4lGJt5ry

BBC One (@BBCOne) October 24, 2015

It was also announced Saturday that “Sherlock’s” fourth season will begin production in the spring, with creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss currently writing the new episodes.

Series 4 of #Sherlock will start shooting next spring. Steven Moffat and @Markgatiss are busy writing away right now.

BBC One (@BBCOne) October 24, 2015

The beloved duo of Benedict Cumberbatch and
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PBS Reveals 'Sherlock' Special Premiere Date

PBS Reveals 'Sherlock' Special Premiere Date
Sherlock fans, mark your calendars. PBS announced Saturday morning that Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, a 90-minute special, will premiere Jan. 1, 2016 on Masterpiece Mystery! on PBS at 9 p.m. Et (and simultaneously online at pbs.org/masterpiece). The special will have an encore broadcast Jan. 10 at 10 p.m. Et. This is the first time that Sherlock has premiered in the U.S. and the U.K. on the same day. Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat's Sherlock's season 4, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, will go into production in Spring 2016 after nearly a two-

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‘Sherlock’ Special Gets Title & Airdate On PBS & BBC; Season 4 Shooting In Spring

The Victorian era Sherlock special that’s been shrouded in mystery these past many months has dropped some clues today, and an updated trailer (above). Masterpiece and PBS have announced that the 90-minute one-off special, titled Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, will premiere in the U.S. at 9Pm Et on Masterpiece Mystery on January 1, 2016. BBC One also confirmed it is airing the same day in the UK. This marks the first time the series has premiered on the same day in both…
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"Sherlock" Special Gets Title, U.S. Airdate

PBS and Masterpiece have announced that "Sherlock: The Abominable Bride," the upcoming 90-minute Victorian-era set special, will premiere January 1st 2016 on Masterpiece Mystery! on PBS at 9pm Us-et.

The special will have an encore broadcast January 10th at 10pm Us-et. It will also be the first time that "Sherlock" has premiered in the U.S. and the U.K. on the same day.

Production on a full fourth season of "Sherlock" is slated to kick off in the Spring, though an airdate has not yet been specified.

Source: PBS
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'A Most Violent Year' and 'The Immigrant' Lead This Week's New DVD and Blu-rays

A Most Violent Year I was not the fan most were of J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year. It was one of those movies I respected more than enjoyed for its aesthetic, its approach to the genre and the performances. However, as I wrote in my review, I felt it was "a movie that feels like it's trying to be something rather than actually being that something." A second viewing may give me a little more respect for its narrative, but that's where I sit right now.

readmore postid="163864" The Immigrant The appreciation people have for James Gray's The Immigrant is something I will never understand. I saw it at the Cannes Film Festival back in 2013 (read my review here) and wow did I not enjoy it.

Even More Voices Rec 4 Masterpiece Mystery: Grantchester Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways Frasier: The Complete Series Matlock: The Complete Series
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PBS’ No Miss “Grantchester” Comes to Masterpiece Mystery! PBS January 18 Video

TV Picks: Grantchester On Masterpiece Mystery!James Norton (Happy Valley) stars as Reverend Chambers, with Robson Green (Wire in the Blood, Reckless) as Inspector Geordie Keating, in this six-part drama based on James Runcie’s acclaimed “Grantchester Mysteries.”Meet Sidney Chambers: clergyman, jazz enthusiast, and talented amateur sleuth. Grantchester premieres Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, 10pm Et on Masterpiece Mystery! on PBS. #GrantchesterPBS Sundays, January 18 – February 22, 2015At a Special Time: 10pm Et on PBSFond of whisky, jazz, and women, Reverend Sidney Chambers gives clergymen a fresh image in Grantchester, a new mystery series airing on Masterpiece in January. In Grantchester, a […]
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