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Category:Comedy

Watch: See the First Trailer For Karen Gillan’s New ABC Comedy ‘Selfie’

As previously mentioned, former Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan will be headed back to our television screens this Fall, as the star of a brand new ABC comedy called Selfie.

Gillan’s new show is ostensibly a My Fair Lady update, and follows the story of a self-obssessed social media star named Eliza Dooley (in case you didn’t get this was a My Fair Lady remake), who realizes that a “like” doesn’t necessarily translate to a friend. She becomes internet famous following the release of a particularly humiliating viral video, and subsequently hires a marketing expert – played by the always awesome John Cho (Sleepy Hollow, Star Trek) to help her repair her tarnished image.

Watch the first trailer for the new series below:

Category:Reality

'Top Gear' Series 21 Set to Premiere in America on February 10

Believe or not, the twenty-first series of modern classic automotive show, Top Gear, is airing this month. (It started this week in the UK and will make its way Stateside beginning February 10 on BBC America. And, yes,Top Gear is really that old.) 

According to the 2013 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records,the series is “the most widely watched factual TV programme”; however; the Top Gear of today is a far cry from its regional motoring magazine beginnings. Did you know, for example, that the show originally began in 1977? And that it used to look quite a bit different from it current incarnation?

In fact, you might be surprised by just how much has changed

Read on for a bit of a history lesson - and a look at some of the show's best moments!

‘Sherlock’s’ Martin Freeman to Star in ‘Fargo’ Adaptation for FX

The worldwide success of BBC’s mystery series Sherlock has not only done wonders for reinvigorating the modern-day profile of one Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his works, it’s also made bona fide stars out of its two leads Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

Cumberbatch has been busy making all manner of feature films during his Sherlock down time – Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate, 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage  County to name just a few – but Freeman’s been pretty locked up playing the titular character in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy for the past few years.  Thanks to The Hobbit’s boffo box office (with two more films still to come), Freeman’s also well on his way to becoming a big star in his own right. But, what with being basically forced to spend the last two years filming in New Zealand, he’s really not had much of an opportunity to take on many new roles – certainly not at the level of his uber busy Sherlock co-star.  So fans everywhere have basically been wondering what sort of role the BAFTA-winner would take on next.

Well, now we know. 

Category:Drama

'Luther' Won’t Have a Series 4 But a Big-Screen Prequel is in the Works

There’s good news and bad news for fans of dark and gritty crime drama Luther this week. Good news: US audiences will finally get the chance to see the series’ third season as part of a special multi-night viewing marathon on BBC America beginning September 3 (that's tonight!) at 10pm. Bad news: Creator Neil Cross seems quite adamant about the fact that there won’t be a Series 4, due to the increasingly busy schedule of star Idris Elba.

“The show’s finished,” Cross told an audience at the Edinburg Television Festival. “Idris, as he should be, he’s gone on to be a big movie star.”

This is very upsetting, when one considers that Luther is definitely one of the best and most well-made crime dramas on television currently, though there’s probably something to be said for going out on top. But, that doesn't mean we've seen the last of DCI John Luther though - a feature film may be in the works. Read on. 

Worlds Colliding: Sherlock Star Benedict Cumberbatch To Be On Top Gear

If he can drive a starship, then a car ought to be pretty easy, right? Yes, that sound you hear reverberating around the internet is British TV fans of all sorts shrieking with glee – Sherlock and Star Trek star Benedict Cumberbatch is going to be on Top Gear. Really.

The actor will be the infamous Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car and, as such, will have to do a lap of the Top Gear race track in this year’s car: a 1.6 Tech Line Vauxhall Astra. (This segment is absolutely the best part of Top Gear, by the way, for the approximately six of you out there who’ve never seen the show.) There will also be a bit of a - probably pretty silly - interview to go along with the racing thing.  All in all, it promises to be an excellent show, don't you think? 

Category:Drama

First Look at Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond with Dominic Cooper and Sherlock's Lara Pulver!

The first teaser snippet for upcoming drama Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond has officially arrived – and offers a tantalizing, but incredibly brief look at the upcoming miniseries focused on the life of James Bond author Ian Fleming.

The four-part series, which is a co-production from Sky Atlantic and BBC America, is set to explore the life of the 007 scribe, which was as dramatic as any Bond film.  Before he was an author Fleming himself was a spy and notorious playboy, and these experiences provided much of his inspiration for Bond.  Get more details and watch the teaser trailer below.

Category:Drama

British Hit Broadchurch Comes to America This August

Broadchurch, the murder mystery series that basically took over the UK for several weeks earlier this year, is officially coming to America later this summer. The eight-part drama will premiere on August 7 at 10pm, as part of BBC America’s Dramaville block and will run through September. 

The show delivered record ratings for ITV, was the most tweeted about British drama ever, and was pretty much all anyone was talking about in the world of entertainment while it was on. This is a fact of which you are probably already aware if you have spent any time at all trying to avoid Broadchurch spoilers online in recent weeks. It’s rough out there. (But it’s so worth it if you can make it through without finding out the ending!)

The series stars Doctor Who’s David Tennant and Twenty Twelve’s Olivia Colman as two detectives investigating the shocking murder of an eleven year old boy in a quiet seaside resort town where everyone is suddenly a suspect. BAFTA winner Vicky McClure, Who alum Arthur Darvill and Harry Potter actor David Bradley are all also part of the stellar cast.

The first American trailer for the series was just released by BBC America, and it does a great job of conveying the drama’s overwhelming sense of tension while flashing through a great many of the characters who may or may not be murder suspects.  

Category:Drama

Get an Extended Look at The White Queen, Premiering This Summer on Starz

Feeling an itch for some medieval-style political intrigue, awesome ladies, epic battles and great costumes? Then upcoming costume drama The White Queen is probably for you.

Based on a series of novels by Philippa Gregory, the ambitious ten-part drama attempts to tell the story of the Wars of the Roses through the eyes of three very different women, who were all intimately involved in the battle for the English crown.  Elizabeth Woodville, the titutlar White Queen and wife of King Edward IV, Margaret Beaufort, mother of the man who would become King Henry VII, and Ann Neville, daughter of Warwick the Kingmaker and eventual wife of King Richard III. (In other fun facts, Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort are the grandmothers of King Henry VIII.)

The Starz website describes the show as “a riveting portrayal of one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in English history. A story of love and lust, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, it is uniquely told through the perspective of three different, yet equally relentless women. In their quest for power, they will scheme, manipulate and seduce their way onto the English throne.”

This extended official trailer from Starz is much, much better than the teaser trailer offered last month, which seemed to focus primarily on the fact that everyone in the cast was attractive. This clip not only shows almost every major character, it gives you a pretty good idea of the basics of the series’ plot – or, at least before everything gets really messy later on. 

Category:Drama

The Final Series of Skins Gets a UK Airdate and a Trailer at Last

Finally! More details have been released at last about the final series of E4’s groundbreaking teen drama Skins. The show is set to bow out with three two-hour specials entitled Skins Rise, Skins Fire and Skins Pure that are now officially set to air in the UK in July.

With the broadcast date looming, we’re finally starting to get a proper taste of what the final season will look like – E4 has released the first official trailer for Series 7. Like virtually every other Skins trailer that has come before it, the clip promoting the show’s last hurrah is kind of strange, a bit ethereal and features no actual scenes from the show but has a great soundtrack

The minute-long clip features returning stars Kaya Scodelario, Hannah Murray and Jack O’Connell and, despite the aforementioned lack of any actual new footage, clearly illustrates the themes being tackled by this final set of episodes now that the teens are  young adults dealing with real-world problems. “Time changes everything,” says the new Series 7 tag line.

Get your first look at the new trailer below. 

Category:Drama

Luther Series 3: First Trailer and Broadcast Dates!

Exciting news for fans of quality crime dramas – or really just great British television in general – Luther is returning for a third series later this year!

In this suspenseful (okay, often downright dark) drama, Idris Elba plays Detective Chief Inspector John Luther, a brilliant but haunted homicide detective who works for the Serous and Serial Crime Unit, tracking down the worst sorts of offenders. Elba won a Golden Globe in 2011 for his performance as the obsessive Luther, who can’t quite shake the darkness of the crimes with which he deals.  

The four new episodes will see Luther faced with two conflicting crimes to investigate and a ruthless cop determined to bring him down.  Warren Brown is back as the loyal DS Ripley and Ruth Wilson will reprise her role as serial killer Alice Morgan, who has a rather complicated relationship with Luther. Resident Evil’s Sienna Guillory will be introduced as a new love interest for the detective, so it seems Luther might be finding a bit of personal happiness for once, as strange as that sounds.

Take a look at the BBC trailer below.

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