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Trailer Time: Sherlock Season 3 Trailer #1 (2014) and Photo Gallery

The BBC has released the first full trailer for Sherlock Season 3, which will debut January 1, 2014, on the network.  With Smaug looming, this looks to be Freeman/Cumberbatch week, which is just fine with me as it allows me to type Benedict Cumberbatch, the world’s most English name, ad nauseum. Continue reading Trailer Time: Sherlock Season 3 Trailer #1 (2014) and Photo Gallery

Trailer Time: Sherlock Season 3 Teaser (BBC)


Sherlock Holmes can tell a software designer by his tie and an airline pilot by his thumb. He has a unique analytical brain and, unlike anyone else in the world, he staves off boredom by solving crimes. When a chance encounter brings soldier John Watson into Sherlock’s life, it’s apparent the two men couldn’t be more different, but Sherlock’s intellect coupled with John’s pragmatism soon forge an unbreakable alliance.

In season three, Sherlock returns but will things ever be the same again?

The best show on TV will return!  Martin Freeman!  Benedict Cumberbatch!  Watson!  Holmes!  The year of Cumberbatchian domination continues as we get our first look at series 3 of the show.  Given how series 2 ended (WATCH IT NOW!!!), a tight lid is being kept on the plot, but the villain has been revealed to be Charles Augustus Magnussen.  I hope they keep making this show forever.  I’d love to see the two of them in their sixties still sniping at one another.  As a lifelong fan of Conan Doyle‘s stories and characters, this is unquestionably the best adaptation of his work there has ever been.  I like this show, is what I’m trying to subtly impart, people.

Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman


Top 5: Netflix Gems


Most people I know have Netflix in one form or another.  The days before it seem almost ancient.  To have to physically drive to a store, see if they have what you want in stock, pay for it, drive home, watch it before the late fees start racking up and then return it….I freaking exhausted myself typing that (we’re a lazy, lazy people).  Just a few years ago Netflix nearly blew up its own successful business model (and I bailed on it for awhile), but now I use their streaming service almost every day.  Last week, Netflix became the first online provider of media to be nominated for an Emmy award for House of Cards and the resurrected Arrested Development.  There’s a lot of good stuff out there; more so TV than movies, so I’m going to give you five series that you may have missed or never heard of that I guarantee you won’t regret watching.  This top 5 is actually a reader request, though, from KT stalwart Glenn Luther and he has a slew of additional top fives he wanted to pass along to the community.  I’ll list my series recommendations first, then Glenn’s.  If you have some of your own, please, comment!  There’s so much stuff out there sometimes we miss gems unless others point them out.

My TV Series to Devour:
1. Sherlock (BBC)
2. Burn Notice (USA)
3. Luther (BBC)
4. Damages (FX)
5. Friday Night Lights (NBC)

Glenn’s Top 5 TV Shows/Movies to Check Out:
1. Sherlock (BBC) …great minds…
2. Thor and Loki Blood Brothers (Marvel)
3. Batman Beyond (WB)
4. Aeon Flux
5. The IT Crowd (BBC)

Glenn’s Top 5 Classic Sci-Fi Movies:
1. 1984
2. Metropolis
3. First Men in the Moon
4. 2001: A Space Oydessy
5. 2010: The Year We Make Contact

Glenn’s Top 5 Modern Sci-Fi Movies/TV Shows:
1. Contact
2. Star Wars (the complete Saga)
3. Stargate Universe
4. Battlestar Galactica
5. Firefly/Serenity

So that should give everyone plenty to watch this weekend.  If you have an idea for one of the regular pieces or something you’d like to see on the site, hit me up on Twitter @sleeplessdave.

Game of Thrones “In Memoriam” Video from Comic Con 2013 *SPOILERS*

At the Game of Thrones panel at Comic Con, a video of the departed (and it’s already quite a hefty list) cast members was shown in memoriam.  Warning!  If you are not caught up, and don’t want to know who’s bought the farm in the seven kingdoms, I would not watch this.  Game of Thrones Season 4 is on the way, set to air on HBO in spring 2014.

Game of Thrones, HBO, George RR Martin


FOX Announces 2013 – 2014 Fall Show Premiere Dates


Following The CW and NBC, FOX has announced it’s return dates for the 2013-2014 TV Season.  I watch nothing on FOX now….unless one of the new shows catches my interest, I see that trend continuing.  Given that their press release leads with “Mario Lopez to host the X-Factor”, I somewhat doubt a conversion.  Drink it in, TV fans.

The 2013-2014 season begins with the return of THE X FACTOR. Hosted by Mario Lopez, and featuring judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio, the hit music competition series will launch with a two-night season premiere event on Wednesday, Sept. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Sept. 12 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Darkly amusing procedural BONES enters its ninth season on Monday, Sept. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the series premiere of the thrilling adventure fantasy SLEEPY HOLLOW (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). In this modern-day twist on Washington Irving’s classic, ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity’s last hope, forcing him to team up with a contemporary police officer (Nicole Beharie, “42,” “Shame,” “American Violet”) to unravel a mystery that dates back to the founding fathers.

On Sept. 17, the Tuesday night comedy block is back with two new additions – DADS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – and new seasons of NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Kicking off the night is DADS, the new live-action, multi-camera comedy from Emmy Award winner Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild (“Ted,” FAMILY GUY) that stars Emmy Award winner Seth Green (FAMILY GUY) and Emmy Award nominee Giovanni Ribisi (“My Name is Earl,” “Ted”) as two successful gaming entrepreneurs – and childhood best friends – whose lives get turned upside down when their pain-in-the-neck patriarchs (Martin Mull, “Two and a Half Men”) and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Peter Riegert, “The Good Wife,” “The Sopranos”) move in. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), from Emmy Award-winning writer/producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur (“Parks and Recreation”) and starring Emmy Award winners Andy Samberg (“Saturday Night Live”) and Andre Braugher (“Men of a Certain Age,” “Homicide: Life on the Street”), is a new single-camera workplace comedy about what happens when a hotshot detective (Samberg) gets a new captain (Braugher) with a lot to prove.

Will Rachel (Lea Michele) be Broadway’s next baby? Will Blaine (Darren Criss) marry Kurt (Chris Colfer)? Can the kids of New Directions win yet again at Nationals? Find out the answers to all these GLEE-related questions when a new season of the hit musical comedy launches Thursday, Sept. 19 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following THE X FACTOR.

New unscripted series MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is set to debut Friday, Sept. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The new culinary competition series for talented kids gives budding cooks between the ages of eight and 13 the opportunity to showcase their talent, culinary smarts and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges and cook-offs. Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich (Del Posto, Eataly) and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot, Graham Elliot Bistro) coach and encourage the promising hopefuls to cook like pros and teach them the tricks of the trade along the way.

Sundays get re-animated beginning Sept. 29, with the season premieres of THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), BOB’S BURGERS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Later this fall, futuristic action drama ALMOST HUMAN premieres Monday, Nov. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams (“Fringe,” “Lost,” the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” franchises) and creator J.H. Wyman (“Fringe,” “The Mexican”) and starring Karl Urban (“Star Trek”) and Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell,” “Common Law”), ALMOST HUMAN is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely partnership is forged when a part-machine cop (Urban) is forced to pair with a part-human robot (Ealy) as they fight crime in a futuristic new world.

Friday nights beginning on Nov. 8 are all-new when BONES moves to a new night and time (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and RAISING HOPE (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) kicks off an all-new hour of comedy, followed by the series premiere of the new sibling comedy ENLISTED (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Written and created by Kevin Biegel (“Cougar Town,” “Scrubs”) and starring Geoff Stults (“Ben and Kate,” “The Finder”), Chris Lowell (“Private Practice,” “Veronica Mars”) and Parker Young (“Suburgatory”), ENLISTED is an irreverent single-camera comedy about an older sibling who returns home to reconnect with his two brothers and lead a group of misfits on a small Florida Army base.

Fall premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order (all times are ET/PT):

Wednesday, Sept. 11
8:00-9:00 PM THE X FACTOR (Season Premiere, Part One)
9:00-10:00 PM MASTERCHEF (Season Finale)

Thursday, Sept. 12
8:00-10:00 PM THE X FACTOR (Season Premiere, Part Two)

Monday, Sept. 16
8:00-9:00 PM BONES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW (Series Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 17
8:00-8:30 PM DADS (Series Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 18
8:00-10:00 PM THE X FACTOR (All-New)

Thursday, Sept. 19
8:00-9:00 PM THE X FACTOR (All-New)
9:00-10:00 PM GLEE (Season Premiere)

Friday, Sept. 27
8:00-9:00 PM MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW (Encore)

Sunday, Sept. 29
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD (Season Premiere)

Monday, Nov. 4
8:00-9:00 PM ALMOST HUMAN (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW (All-New)

Friday, Nov. 8
8:00-9:00 PM BONES (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM RAISING HOPE (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM ENLISTED (Series Premiere)