TVLine Items: Sherlock Season 4 (?!) Scoop, New Bachelorette Named, 24 Movie Setback and More!

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TVLine.comMarch 12, 2013

God bless Benedict Cumberbatch‘s loose lips.

In an interview with Radio Times, the Sherlock actor confirmed that he and co-star Martin Freeman have signed on for a fourth season of the international smash (which airs stateside on PBS).

Production on the long-delayed third season is currently underway in London. “All I know at the moment is I’m doing these three [Season 3 episodes],” he said, “and another three [for Season 4].”

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• Always the bridal stylist, never the bride? Not so if you’re former Bachelor frontrunner Desiree Hartsock, who has been named the next Bachelorette after competing for — and losing (?) out on — Sean Lowe’s love during the just-concluded season of the ABC matchmaking series. The ninth season of The Bachelorette premieres Monday, May 20 at 9/8c, before moving into its regular timeslot at 8 pm on May 27.

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• Has the long-discussed 24 feature film called a time-out? Training Day helmer Antoine Fuqua, who had been attached to direct Jack Bauer’s big-screen transition, tells IndieWire that the project’s “not happening. I don’t think it’s gonna happen at all, definitely not with me.” A potential part of the hold-up: “I don’t think [Kiefer Sutherland] was able to get a proper agreement with Fox,” Fuqua shared.

• Lane Garrison has joined Lifetime/History’s upcoming miniseries Bonnie & Clyde, per The Hollywood Reporter. The Prison Break alum will co-star opposite Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger as Buck Barrow, Clyde’s brother and partner in crime.

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• The Young and the Restless has recast the role of Kyle Abbott. Per Soap Opera Digest, Blake Hood has been replaced by newcomer Hartley Sawyer.

• History’s The Bible on Sunday night slipped 18 percent from its premiere, to 10.8 million total viewers, but still handily beat any and all rivals from 8 to 10 pm. Leading out of that, Vikings (with 4.6 million viewers) was down 26 percent from its own debut.

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