BUZZ News Shorts: Sherlock, Person Of Interest, Twin Peaks & More


••• The BBC has announced that Sherlock “The Abominable Bride” was the most watched programme between 21 December 2015 and 1 January 2016 across all channels with 11.6 million viewers tuning in. Sue Vertue, producer of Sherlock said: “We are thrilled to be a hit in both 2016 and 1895.” Charlotte Moore, controller of BBC One added: “After a two year wait, it’s incredible to see the indisputable power of Sherlock bringing the nation together to make it the biggest show of the festive season. It’s a tribute to the talented team behind this much loved show.” “The Abominable Bride” is the second most watched Sherlock after series three episode one “The Empty Hearse” (2014) which achieved a consolidated audience of 12.7m. But “The Abominable Bride” had the highest ever share of the audience for a Sherlock episode, at 40.2%. This year’s Doctor Who Christmas special achieved  a consolidated figure of 7.69 million.

PERSON OF INTEREST••• Producer JJ Abrams believes that the 13-episode season five of Person Of Interest will be its last. “My guess is it is the final season,” said Abrams during a panel for his 11.22.63 at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Tour yesterday. “The only heartbreak there is how much good story there was to come if it were to have continued.” Talking of the episodes we have yet to see, he said,  “Jonah Nolan and Greg Plageman have done such an amazing job on the show. We don’t yet have a schedule, but I know these episodes will see the light of day. People will get to see these episodes.”

••• Sticking with JJ Abrams, he also revealed at the TCA that there would be no “director’s cut” DVD or Blu-ray for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “There will be deleted scenes, but not an extended version,” he told IGN.

crypt keeper••• It seems that the Crypt Keeper will be undergoing an enforced regeneration for the new version of Tales From The Crypt. Apparently although TNT has the rights to make the new series HBO still owns the rights to its version of the Crypt Keeper forcing TNT to redesign him. But showrunner M Night Shyamalan Tweeted /Film to say, “I’d never make Tales without the CK! Will be a new take on him as the puppet is property of HBO. Promise he’ll be cool and dark!”

••• Laura Dern, who has worked with David Lynch previous on Blue VelvetWild At Heart and Inland Empire, has landed a part in the director’s new version Twin Peaks, though, says Deadline, there are no details on who she’s playing as yet.



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