‘Sherlock,’ ‘Downton Abbey’ Up For UK TV Awards

LONDON — Detective series “Sherlock” and costume drama “Downton Abbey” are among nominees for Britain’s leading television awards, the BAFTAs. They are finalists for best drama series, alongside supernatural dramas “Being Human” and” “Misfits.” Leading actor nominees are “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch, “Doctor Who’”s Matt Smith, Daniel Rigby for “Eric and Ernie” and Jim Broadbent […]

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What To Watch: Weekend

TOP PICK: ‘The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business‘ (Sunday at 8pm ET on CBS) **Season Premiere** Eleven former Teams who fell short of winning the $1 million prize during their first Race around the globe will return for another shot on ‘The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business.’ This season, the multi Emmy Award-winning series will be broadcast […]

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What To Watch: Monday

TOP PICK: ‘Being Human‘ (9pm on Syfy) **Series Premiere** In Syfy’s new original series, leading normal lives is a lot harder than it looks for three paranormal roommates – vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer), ghost Sally (Meaghan Rath) and werewolf Josh (Sam Huntington) – who share their secrets and a Boston brownstone. Together they try their […]

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Winter TV Premieres: The Welcome Back Kids

The winter television season signifies a time of change. Some fall favorites will have disappeared (“The Good Guys,” “Undercovers“), others will have changed time slots (“Fringe,” “30 Rock,” “Blue Bloods“), still others are coming back after way too much time off (“Parks & Recreation,” for instance), and then there are the new shows. Midseason is […]

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‘Being Human’s Aidan Turner Won’t Let Other Vamps Stand In His Way

The vampire genre is a crowded space on today’s pop culture landscape. With HBO’s ‘True Blood,’ CW’s hit ‘Vampire Diaries,’ and the ubiquitous ‘Twilight‘ series, newcomers are eyed with skepticism. Enter BBC America’s award-winning drama, ‘Being Human.’ Starring a werewolf (Russel Tovey), a ghost (Lenora Crichlow), and a vampire (Aidan Turner) who cohabitate in a […]

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What To Watch: Weekend

TOP PICK: ‘Mad Men‘ (Sunday at 10pm on AMC) The back-to-back winner of the Best Drama Emmy has finally returned for a new season. After a year of waiting, we find out what’s going on with our favorite ’60s ad men and women. Will the fledgling company take off? Did Betty indeed get a divorce […]

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Syfy’s ‘Being Human’: Burning Questions Answered

Amid the thrilling flurry of announcements made at the Syfy upfront event last week, little was revealed about the cabler’s adaptation of ‘Being Human,’ the UK dramedy in which a vampire, werewolf and ghost (played by Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner and Lenora Crichlow) cohabitate. The BBC series recently launched its sophomore season (or series, as […]

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