TV News: Ab Fab, Sherlock, Dead, FX

Absolutely Fabulous
As previously reported the entire cast is back for three new special episodes of classic British sitcom “Absolutely Fabulous”, two of which will screen during the Christmas and New Year holiday and one closer to the Olympics next year. This week The BBC have released the first new cast image and storyline details for the two Christmas episodes.

The first of the three TV movies that comprise the second season will screen for UK press and BFI Members next Wednesday. It’s expected that the BBC will broadcast all three telefilms sometime in January and February ahead of the DVD & Blu-ray release in the UK on March 5th.

In the United States, PBS Masterpiece has scheduled the second season to air throughout May. [Source: Sherlockology]

The Walking Dead
A total of 6.6 million viewers tuned in for the midseason finale this past Sunday with AMC scoring a healthy 4.5 rating. The second half of the season begins in February.

The show itself has undergone criticism for a lack of action in this first half of the second season, though the viewership drop-off has been relatively small. [Source: The HD Room]

FX has set its midseason lineup. The third season of “Justified” will commence January 17th and continue to air Tuesdays at 10 PM.

“Archer” will open its third season January 19th and will air Thursdays at 10 PM followed by the new animated comedy “Unsupervised” on January 19th at 10:30 PM. [Source: The Flickcast]