News Nuggets: Benedict Cumberbatch has surprising news about the future of Sherlock Holmes

Benedict Cumberbatch has a surprising announcement about his future playing Sherlock Holmes. But rest easy… it’s good news. He says if the quality stays in tact: “I can’t imagine that I will ever get tired of being Sherlock. I’d love to play him as an old man.” Cumberbatch won an Emmy Award this past August for “Sherlock: His Last Vow” and is already shooting a Christmas special to air a year from now. He and co-star Martin Freeman will then return for a fourth season in 2016. He also has a busy film schedule and is currently out promoting his Oscar-contending role in “The Imitation Game.” E! Online

With over 600,000 voters making their selections, the winners are announced for the fourth annual Fan Favorites Awards. The champs for 2014 are “Outlander” (drama series), “The Big Bang Theory” (comedy series), Nathan Fillion (actor), Stana Katic (actress), “The Walking Dead” (horror series), “The Voice” (reality series), and “The Flash” (new series). TV Guide

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Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives“) and Ansel Elgort (“The Fault in Our Stars“) will announce this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations. The live event will be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Wednesday, December 10, at 9:00 a.m. ET. The SAG Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, January 25. The Wrap

The seventh and final season of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” will return in a new Tuesday time slot beginning January 13. The network will air the comedy starring Amy Poehler and Adam Scott with back-to-back episodes over a seven-week period. The series finale will happen on February 24 following “The Voice.” Hollywood Reporter

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As rumored for weeks, comedian Kathy Griffin is taking over as host of “Fashion Police” on the E! Network. She will replace the late Joan Rivers when the show returns on January 12 for their Golden Globes red carpet coverage. Co-hosts Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne will also be back on the program, but celebrity stylist Brad Goreski will replace George Kotsiopoulos. Variety

Andrea Mandell has an exclusive chat with legendary actor Kirk Douglas. His death was accidentally announced by People Magazine this weekend, but he says: “The announcement of my death is premature. I’m looking forward to turning 98 next week.” His interview will focus on his career of almost 100 films, fatherhood, and his new book of poetry. USA Today

Tony Award winning director George C. Wolfe is teaming up with Starz for a new drama series. It will take place at the beginning of the twentieth century with the beginning of jazz in New Orleans. The show is titled “Storyville” and will focus on “the vibrant culture, in which prostitution was legalized, providing a setting for jazz to be born.” Playbill

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