Starz has released the first three photos from the set of its new action-adventure drama, David S. Goyer’s Da Vinci’s Demons – starring Tom Riley as the personification of the Renaissance Man, Leonardo Da Vinci. The photos (above and following the jump) give us our first look at Da Vinci, as played by Tom Riley.
With two weeks until the Halloween edition of ABC Family’s darkest series, Pretty Little Liars (Tuesday, October 23, 8/7C), here’s a preview to remind us all just how much wicked, twisted fun the show can be!
Fox has bumped the second season premiere of Touch, starring Kiefer Sutherland, to January. In its place, the network will run the new season of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares beginning Friday, October 26 (8/7C).
I’m not sure if this qualifies as an improvement to Fox’s fall schedule or not.
CBS’ new Sherlock Holmes series, Elementary (Thursdays, 10/9C), shares a few things with the BBC series, Sherlock: it’s a series that plants Holmes firmly in the 21st Century; there are novel mysteries to be solved, and there is a Watson. There as many differences: Elementary’s Watson is an Asian-American woman; the mysteries are not based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories, and the setting is New York, not London.
The Contingency, the second season premiere of Person of Interest (CBS, Thursdays, 9/8C) finds the mysterious Root keeping Harold Finch close by unusual means and Reese trying to keep an Asian-American accountant from being killed by his employers – the money laundering, corporate operation of a white supremacist group – while trying to rescue Finch.
The ninth-season finale of NCIS (CBS, Tuesdays, 9/8C) ending with the explosion of a car bomb at NCIS headquarters, left the fates of Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ team, NCIS Director Leon Vance and forensics expert Abby Scuitto up in the air – and precipitated a heart attack that left Dr. Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard lying, seemingly alone, on a beach. The show’s tenth season premiere, Extreme Prejudice, picks up shortly thereafter.
Amy and Rory only have two episodes left in their run – but they have clearly been thinking of leaving the TARDIS, as the trailer for this week’s episode of Doctor Who (BBC America, Saturday, 9/8C) shows. Oh, and there’s another twisty menace to be dealt with, as well.
After some worrisome moments for Randy Jackson – to paraphrase the song, ‘Is he is, or is he ain’t?’ – the four judges for this season of American Idol are: Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.