‘Elementary’ gets post-Super Bowl slot
LOS ANGELES — Sherlock Holmes is going to the Super Bowl.
CBS said Monday that its freshman drama series about the famous detective is getting the post-Super Bowl broadcast slot in February.
“Elementary," set in modern New York City, stars Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as his sidekick, Dr. Joan Watson.
The series, which airs Thursdays, will get a special airing at 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, following CBS Sports’ coverage of the Super Bowl in New Orleans, the network said.
‘Firefly’ marathon lights up Sunday
Devoted “Firefly" fans will seize their day on Sunday when the Science Channel offers an orgy of “Firefly" programming starting with a marathon screening at 7 a.m. and moving on through the day. At 8 p.m. the last two episodes will be enhanced by story editor Jose Molina explaining some of the back-stage secrets that went into making the series, which ended 10 years ago. Then at 10 p.m. a 60-minute special, “Firefly: Browncoats Unite," flutters across the screen featuring creator Joss Whedon, star Nathan Fillion and crew members Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres and Jewel Staite.
‘Big Love’s’ Sevigny delivers big ‘Horror’
Chloe Sevigny, who was so good in “Big Love," is one of the ambiguous characters on this season’s “American Horror Story" airing on FX. She’s playing the misbegotten character Shelley and says she was an admirer of co-star James Cromwell before they ever shot a scene together.
“I was a huge fan of his. I actually saw him in a café right before we started shooting and I went up to him introduced myself and he just, like, ‘I’m so looking forward to chopping off your legs.’ Yes, he was great. I mean you know he was really into rehearsing the scenes before and really exploring it to its fullest, so that was kind of nice. Sometimes people just go in and just hit their marks and he really wanted to work everything out before. He was really wonderful in that regard."
Foxx, Wonder to honor Murphy
LOS ANGELES — Jamie Foxx, Stevie Wonder, Arsenio Hall, Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan were among the stars who paid tribute to Eddie Murphy for a Spike TV special.
The entertainers joined Tyler Perry, Samuel L. Jackson, Russell Brand and Keenan Ivory Wayans for the taping of “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only" Saturday at the Saban Theater in Los Angeles.
The program featured clips of Murphy’s standup shows, his film appearances in “Shrek" and “Nutty Professor" and his work on “Saturday Night Live."
The elusive comedian, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in 2006’s “Dreamgirls," said he was touched by the tribute. The 51-year-old star said he’s “a very, very bitter man."
“I don’t get touched easily," he said. “This is a really touching, moving thing and I really appreciate it."
The Murphy tribute is set to air on Spike TV on Nov. 14.