Obviously, the sad thing about “Sherlock” is that it is not going to be coming back on TV for a long, long time. But, at least you get funny stories like this (with a touch of “Mr. Selfridge”) to keep the thoughts of Benedict Cumberbatch and company close to heart.
Jeremy Piven was on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” this week, and managed to very easily conjure up what was a pretty hilarious tale of woe regarding what it is like sometimes doing press tours with one of the hottest actors currently in the business. He tells the story about being at a panel for critics for PBS (which airs both of the aforementioned shows), where those running the event forget to inform many of the people in attendance that there were people from both “Mr. Selfridge” and “Sherlock” available for the questions. They only mentioned Cumberbatch’s show. This in turn led to Piven standing up on stage alone while countless people swarmed Benedict … only for one woman to come up to him and ask a question about ‘Entourage.”
For those close to the TV industry, this is a pretty funny story given that this is something that generally happens from time to time. Moderators and publicists can be overworked and forget to mention a couple of key details, and then they make the overall experience awkward for someone else. At least Piven seems to have a good sense of humor about it, and did not go full Ari Gold on anyone in the process.
“Mr. Selfridge” has been airing in Britain on ITV most of the year, and will premiere on PBS at the end of the month.
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