TV Talk

Sherlock Date Set, Star Trek: Discovery News, Game of Thrones and Walking Dead Leaks, and Other TV News

by | October 27, 2016 | Comments

This week in TV news: Sherlock return date announced, Bryan Fuller gives up showrunner role on new Star TrekGame of Thrones and Walking Dead suffer leakage, and more!

Sherlock Season 4 Gets a Premiere Date

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock season 4 airs on PBS (BBC)

Sherlock’s season 4 premiere date has been set for Jan. 1, 2017, on PBS’s Masterpiece and kicks off with episode “The Six Thatchers.” The stars of this wildly popular modern adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s works — Benedict Cumberbatch, as titular detective Sherlock Holmes, and Martin Freeman, as Dr. John Watson — will be joined by Toby Jones (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), who is “bringing to life one of Doyle’s finest villains,” according to co-creator, writer and executive producer Steven Moffat. In the new season, Holmes returns to British soil, as Dr. Watson and his wife, Mary (Amanda Abbington), prepare to become first-time parents.

Bryan Fuller Gives Up Showrunner Role on Star Trek: Discovery

Bryan Fuller (Courtesy of Bryan Fuller) and Star Trek: Discovery ship (Courtesy of CBS Television Studios)

Bryan Fuller is stepping down as showrunner of CBS All Access’s Star Trek: Discovery. Fuller’s heavy production responsibilities for Starz’s upcoming drama American Gods and NBC’s reboot of Amazing Stories, and his inability to commit the time to make the show’s premiere date were cited as reasons in a Variety report. Fuller will stay on as executive producer and still be involved in story development.

Other Development News: New Writer for Clive Barker’s Weaveworld, Knight Rider Reboot from Justin Lin, Female Directors for Jessica Jones, and More

Clive Barker’s adaptation of Weaveworld on the CW did not make it to pilot last season, and now original writer Jack Kenny (Falling Skies, Warehouse 13) has been replaced. The network appointed Josh Stohlberg (Piranha 3-D and the upcoming Saw: Legacy) to redevelop the project and co-produce along with Barker and Angela Mancuso for CBS TV Studios. Justin Lin’s YouTube channel The YOMYOMF Network is rebooting ’80 smart-car series Knight Rider. Lin is resuscitating the TV classic in 2017 for a new generation in a partnership with gaming-centric Machinima and NBC Universal. Marvel’s Jessica Jones made news this week when showrunner Melissa Rosenberg announced season 2 of the series will hire all female directors. Rosenberg’s commitment is a conscious decision to put inclusiveness at the forefront of the hiring process. After an extensive bidding war, the seminal Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner has landed his new television project at The Weinstein Company and Amazon. Weiner will create, write, and executive produce the series — and is expected to direct close to half of the episodes in its debut season. Weiner’s yet-to-be-titled series will be an anthology, set in the present day, and the stories will span across the globe. The Muppet Babies are making their return to television! Disney announced the news this week, noting that the series will utilize CG-animation and will be geared towards kids ages 4-7. Beloved baby Muppets Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and the gang return in early 2018.

Trump Is a Smash on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Early on Wednesday morning, a vandal took a sledgehammer and pickax to Donald Trump‘s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and videotaped the destruction, Deadline reported. A man calling himself James Otis is taking responsibility for the act, claiming that he dressed up in construction gear and attempted to remove the star with the intention of auctioning it off — though the damage looks much more like a smash than a grab. Trump, the current Republican presidential nominee, received the star in 2007 for his performance as host of NBC’s The Apprentice. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (who awards the stars) has filed a police report, and the investigation is ongoing. Our guess is that they won’t be awarding a second star for Trump TV, as the Donald has stated that he has no interest in that venture.

Major Walking Dead and Game of Thrones Leaks

Game of Thrones: season 6, episode 10, Peter Dinklage, Nathalie Emmanuel, Emilia Clarke. (Courtesy of HBO)
Two of TV’s most popular series suffered major leaks this week: Video of Maggie (Lauren Cohan) being killed by Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), which was filmed as part of The Walking Dead’s misdirection campaign to prevent plot-spoiling leaks, has been leaked. Meanwhile fan sites are cooing over set images from Game of Thrones season 7 that show highly anticipated face-to-face meetings between some of the series’ major characters. In addition, a purported summary of the entire plot of season 7 is also making the rounds. Cast member Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Missandei — special advisor to Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), pictured — lamented on Twitter: “It’s really disappointing there are people who are determined to ruin Season 7 for everyone… ? #spoilsports.”

Tag Cloud

composers San Diego Comic-Con heist movie dark anthology what to watch game of thrones Animation mob Mudbound legend suspense rotten movies we love cooking historical drama Television Critics Association franchise blaxploitation theme song Awards Tour new star wars movies spider-man nbcuniversal Election rt labs cinemax comedies docudrama hispanic diversity Fargo RT History MSNBC screenings Turner Prime Video chucky period drama Columbia Pictures Western Starz 21st Century Fox MTV AMC Plus Black Mirror Logo The Arrangement National Geographic 2016 breaking bad Hollywood Foreign Press Association spider-verse Disney+ Disney Plus debate king kong aapi deadpool Best Actress all-time Mindy Kaling christmas movies Crackle batman ABC Nat Geo Indigenous Shondaland IFC Films CW Seed thriller Sci-Fi Adult Swim posters Photos french italian classics Nickelodeon Anna Paquin VH1 comic book movies dceu adenture SXSW Amazon Black History Month obituary New York Comic Con Musicals Pop TV Comics on TV 1990s Year in Review 2015 live action Instagram Live politics rom-coms movies justice league Britbox Amazon Studios dc cancelled TV series biography telelvision SDCC The Walking Dead scene in color series blockbuster Television Academy TV Land festival obi wan child's play king arthur FXX TruTV comic Wes Anderson BAFTA unscripted SXSW 2022 cops Box Office fresh VICE remakes vampires romantic comedy Star Wars Celebration razzies YA NBC FX on Hulu Sony canceled romance Infographic scene in color film series Legendary book mission: impossible name the review NYCC TCA 2017 black Avengers 90s Focus Features cars Video Games foreign rt labs critics edition Christmas worst movies hidden camera DirecTV X-Men Toys Tokyo Olympics Superheroes FX DC streaming service Peacock new zealand A&E Teen comiccon YouTube Pixar ABC Family crime drama 20th Century Fox summer TV preview dragons GLAAD sequels Schedule superhero TCA Awards harry potter travel fast and furious Paramount strong female leads Reality El Rey facebook 94th Oscars binge AMC japan Neflix TCM kaiju international book adaptation CBS Winners Arrowverse political drama Trailer Countdown Set visit police drama documentaries Interview Warner Bros. lord of the rings disaster CNN Calendar Rock comic book movie spanish language Premiere Dates Marathons twilight Reality Competition Best Director First Look Lifetime Christmas movies Paramount Plus Nominations know your critic godzilla crime thriller A24 crossover royal family films a nightmare on elm street children's TV Captain marvel Amazon Prime parents latino Lionsgate WarnerMedia new york golden globes Kids & Family Heroines animated BET game show Martial Arts Fox News Emmy Nominations Rocketman Music CBS All Access halloween indiana jones science fiction movie President nature TV One based on movie Comic Book social media Native Pride Month crime rt archives sag awards Pet Sematary sopranos scorecard Pirates USA comic books Valentine's Day VOD pirates of the caribbean The CW mockumentary 2019 Netflix Christmas movies Oscar HFPA Showtime japanese aliens Sony Pictures Tubi jamie lee curtis gangster 24 frames Family Ghostbusters spain Creative Arts Emmys spy thriller Film Masterpiece scene in color Women's History Month teaser DC Universe dramedy Stephen King sitcom hispanic heritage month zero dark thirty olympics TNT venice History reviews Shudder Cosplay slashers Winter TV OWN broadcast Sundance TV Disney Channel quibi SundanceTV Rom-Com Holiday Esquire hist Polls and Games monster movies ABC Signature Comic-Con@Home 2021 streaming movies Character Guide Travel Channel LGBT Film Festival trailers HBO Max basketball 73rd Emmy Awards mcc australia space Universal Pictures Binge Guide Ovation cartoon summer TV black comedy Fall TV elevated horror Epix video on demand Spectrum Originals Hallmark Christmas movies cancelled television TV renewals women The Academy spinoff halloween tv boxoffice target scene in color doctor who prank Paramount Network TBS emmy awards Mary Tyler Moore Awards young adult 71st Emmy Awards Rocky spanish james bond canceled TV shows natural history wonder woman Watching Series summer preview Best Picture TLC Biopics Walt Disney Pictures zombies The Walt Disney Company series medical drama action-comedy adaptation Disney live event anime superman Sundance Now Discovery Channel Hallmark scary movies 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards versus toy story south america documentary Musical satire MGM jurassic park Trophy Talk South by Southwest Film Festival Image Comics Mary poppins Fox Searchlight Baby Yoda Amazon Prime Video Syfy Thanksgiving joker critics Classic Film nfl Sundance ratings stoner golden globe awards HBO Go video television dreamworks laika free movies IMDb TV renewed TV shows Holidays Dark Horse Comics Grammys Hulu slasher Trivia serial killer Marvel Television American Society of Cinematographers news OneApp Summer Star Wars festivals singing competition directors adventure Apple TV+ ESPN revenge FOX PBS scary cults criterion First Reviews toronto Red Carpet Hear Us Out Exclusive Video NBA Lucasfilm finale Super Bowl blockbusters Quiz MCU Chilling Adventures of Sabrina witnail psychological thriller tv talk TIFF Tomatazos Country Academy Awards GoT Cartoon Network reboot TCA Winter 2020 BBC One die hard Drama casting 2018 BBC America 93rd Oscars sports Apple Broadway Turner Classic Movies stop motion Best Actor target Alien Disney Plus ghosts Extras Spike Crunchyroll stand-up comedy BBC Ellie Kemper Mary Poppins Returns marvel comics Cannes Action streaming critic resources dogs genre football TCA Superheroe Apple TV Plus See It Skip It asian-american The Witch concert Pacific Islander psycho Star Trek DGA green book 007 popular ViacomCBS Sneak Peek cats award winner Lifetime art house richard e. Grant saw 2017 ID Chernobyl cancelled TV shows screen actors guild Podcast Tarantino Fantasy 2021 Comedy Central Best and Worst best war werewolf YouTube Red Opinion 99% biopic Freeform LGBTQ IFC leaderboard Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Tags: Comedy Disney streaming service E3 Horror Food Network Endgame PlayStation zombie supernatural Tumblr docuseries DC Comics PaleyFest miniseries GIFs 79th Golden Globes Awards APB Marvel Writers Guild of America Oscars interviews Emmys YouTube Premium Marvel Studios E! kong RT21 TV movies kids ITV 45 talk show vs. Geeked Week hollywood CMT Comedy TV WGN BET Awards technology Universal Bravo sequel Spring TV Acorn TV 4/20 dexter Funimation universal monsters archives Song of Ice and Fire worst Pop Mystery rotten USA Network robots true crime Netflix HBO 2020 independent boxing high school streamig Elton John trophy 72 Emmy Awards Paramount Pictures indie Certified Fresh Vudu The Purge cancelled Brie Larson transformers comics feel good discovery mutant marvel cinematic universe