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Sherlock Lives! … In Saturday Night Crime Time Block
Have your weekends seemed mundane without the distinctive presence of the world’s only consulting detective? Fortunately, there’s no longer any reason to be “bored.”
Whether you’re a dedicated Sherlockian or an aspiring apprentice in the science of deduction, our news is excellent — “Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock: Seasons 1-3” will air as part of our Saturday Crime Time lineup. “Sherlock” will replace “DCI Banks” in the 11 p.m. time slot. (For our viewers who will miss Banks - we’ve now re-aired the 10 episodes available to us as many times as our broadcast rights will allow.)
Beginning Sept. 6, we’ll rebroadcast the critically-acclaimed series consecutively and in its entirety so that you can properly enjoy the intrigues, mayhem and murder. It’s practically Christmas!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with “Sherlock,” what do you have to look forward to? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed detective walks again in this thrilling contemporary version of the Victorian-era whodunits ... but it's an entirely unique, sophisticated (and wonderful) reimagining of the super sleuth.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Holmes (the role proved a Hollywood breakout and was quickly followed by appearances in a rash of films including “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” “The Fifth Estate,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Twelve Years a Slave,” “August: Osage County” and “The Imitation Game”) and Martin Freeman plays the loyal and long-suffering Dr. Watson (Freeman is similarly ubiquitous, with recent roles as Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit” franchise and Lester Nygaard in “Fargo,” as well as well-known turns in “Hot Fuzz,” “Love Actually,” “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” and “The Office” UK.).
While we recognize that we’re a bit partial to the series, we believe that, if you haven’t been hooked on “Sherlock” already, this fast-paced, funny show — which is also surreally true to the Victorian era detective’s fantastic gifts for deduction — will win you over quickly. Of course, we invite you to form your own conclusions! Watch with us on Saturdays at 11 p.m. Sept. 6 - Nov. 1