– The BBC have released a new trailer ahead of the highly anticipated third season of Sherlock, which is set to return on New Year’s Day. It reveals that the new season will pick up two years after Sherlock faked his own death in order to outwit his arch-nemesis, Moriarty (Andrew Scott). The BBC also announced that there would be a Christmas mini-sode, titled Many Happy Returns, which will be available via the Red Button service on Christmas Day. Check out the trailer below:

– A trailer has also been released for the upcoming drama, Death Comes to Pemberley, which will premiere at 8:15pm on 26th December. The series takes place six years after the events of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, when a lavish ball being thrown by the Darcys is interrupted by a murder. The three part series stars Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle), Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) and Matthew Goode (A Single Man) and has been written by Juliette Towhidi (Calendar Girls). Take a look below:

– Netflix announced this week that all 13 episodes of the second season of House of Cards will premiere on February 14th. The new season will follow Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) as he continues to climb up through the higher echelons of politics as his former lover and reporter, Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara) edges closer to uncovering the truth behind his rise.

– ITV have released the first images from the annual Downton Abbey Christmas Special. This year’s special will see the Crawley family relocate to London for Rose’s (Lily James) coming out party at Buckingham Palace, but they are soon joined by Cora’s mother (Shirley MacLaine) and brother (Paul Giamatti) who raise more than a few eyebrows along the way. The special will see a Royal scandal rock the family whilst Carson (Jim Carter) organises a special day out to the seaside for the downstairs staff.

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– After it failed to pull in a big enough audience, the BBC have announced that Ripper Street will not be returning for a third series. This means that its second series, currently airing on BBC One, will be its last. The Victorian crime drama which stars Matthew Macfadyen (Anna Karenina) and Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones) has struggled to bring in viewers this year, especially when up against ITV’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. The series finale will air on BBC One on December 16th – let’s hope it doesn’t have a cliffhanger.

– And Glee creator Ryan Murphy announced via Twitter this week that the former Cheerio Queen, Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron), will return for the musical series’ 100th episode. She will be joined by other returning cast-mates, Amber Riley, Heather Morris, Mark Salling and Harry Shum Jr.

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