After a remarkable cliffhanger to end its second season, BBC’s award-winning series Sherlock returns to American television on Sunday, January 19th.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, The Office UK), the series offers a modern take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic hero Sherlock Holmes. This incarnation of Sherlock, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, uses modern technology alongside his superior intellect to piece together puzzling crimes. Episodes of the series have been loosely based on well-known Sherlock Holmes stories including The Hound of the Baskervilles and A Scandal in Bohemia (adapted into The Hounds of Baskerville and A Scandal in Belgravia, respectively).
Cumberbatch and Freeman have a remarkable on-screen chemistry as Holmes, a brilliant sociopath, develops an unpredictable but deeply personal friendship with retired military doctor John Watson. The series has received rave reviews from critics and fans alike in the UK and abroad. Seasons one and two each consist of only three 90-minute episodes, all of which are available on Netflix, making it a breeze to catch up before the US premiere of season three.
Sherlock will air on your local PBS station as part of the Masterpiece series.
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Charity Buzz has exceeded expectations once again as they have a bid up for two tickets to see the Piano Man, Billy Joel, at your choice of one of his 2014 performances at Madison Square Garden in New York. Chose from one of the shows scheduled for January, February, March, April, May or June. As the winner of this auction, you’ll also receive a piano bench autographed by Billy.
The performances, presented by Q104.3, will be Billy Joel’s first time back at the venue since his record-breaking “longest run by a single artist” in 2006 when he performed 12 consecutive sold-out shows.
All proceeds of the auction benefit the fight against against hunger and poverty, and WhyHunger has raised over $13 million to date with generous donations by Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen and more. Learn more about the auction and Hungerthon here: https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/391548 The auction ends on January 9, and every dollar helps.
Who would’ve thought that “Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas” would sell as many albums as pop-princess Britney Spears? With a disappointing first week, Britney sold 115,000 copies of her album “Britney Jean” – making this her lowest ever first week of sales.
“Britney Jean” is Britney’s eighth studio album and she claims that it is her “most personal record yet.” While “Duck the Halls” is the Duck Dynasty’s first studio album, there is sure to be more to come with their surprising success. Country superstars joined the duck gang on the album - Luke Bryan, Josh Turner, George Strait and Alison Kraus.
“Duck the Halls” debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart and number 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, selling 69,000 copies in its first week of release. The album was behind another, high profile, holiday album Kelly Clarkson’s “Wrapped in Red” - which debuted at number 3 with 70,000 copies. In its second week of release, “Duck The Halls” remained at number 1 on the Top Country Albums chart, seeing a slight sales increase to 73,000 copies. As of December 11, 2013, it has sold 473,000 copies in the United States.
Throughout the month of December, WORLD Channel will be airing a collection of documentaries dealing with the world’s various religious communities. Topics will range from an exploration of the major Asian religions to a case study of seven students preparing to become the next generation of clergymen. A complete list of the documentaries scheduled to be shown can be found here.
The Adventists 2, sequel to the critically acclaimed 2009 documentary The Adventists, will be shown on Sunday, December 29th. The sequel expands upon The Adventists’ history of the American religion and provides insight on its global medical outreach and impact.
All programs will air on public television; to find your station, click here.