New Shows Still to Come This Year

Luther may have concluded its final series this week in suitably operatic fashion (although US viewers will have to wait until September) and Endeavour completes its run this Sunday on PBS, but never fear — there’s more to look forward to.

Here are just a few of the coming -soons:

BBC cop dramedy New Tricks will begin its tenth series next week on July 30th.  This time out the series may see a few episodes more heavily weighted on the drama side as two of the main characters are being written out this season.

On PBS The Lady Vanishes will play on August 18th and series seven of Foyle’s War, set in the post war era with Foyle now working for MI5, will begin broadcasting on September 15th.

Also, not yet scheduled but said to be airing this year:  the third series of Vera and the fourth series of Whitechapel both on ITV, and the BBC’s Quirke about a 1950s Dublin pathologist/investigator starring Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects, In Treatment) and Michael Gambon (Dumbledore from Harry Potter and many other excellent things).  The Quirke DVD has a release date of August 26th so presumably the three 90 minute episodes will air soon.

Of course there will also be series four of Downton Abbey, The Paradise series 2, Sherlock (maybe), and more.  As dates and times become available I’ll pass them along.

Sherlock and Watson talk Series 3

For all those waiting patiently, or not so patiently, for series three of the BBC’s excellent Sherlock to air, here’s a little something to tide you over.  Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are both very much in demand so neither one could be present for this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, but they both sent along video messages which you can watch online at Masterpiece.

If you weren’t already a fan of these two charming gentlemen this just might do it.

At Comic-Con a few more details about what to expect in the new series (e.g. Watson’s wedding with Sherlock as best man!) were revealed.   You can check them out here.

Reminder: Series One of Endeavour Begins This Sunday

Lewis may have ended but you need not be completely Oxford deprived.  Endeavour begins this Sunday, July 7th at 9 on PBS.  You can see previews for each of the upcoming episodes here and until July 23rd you can also watch the original pilot episode.

For a limited time (also until July 23rd) the final three Lewis episodes will also be available online at PBS.