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Thursday Playlist: Sherlock vs. "M" on Elementary, Scandalous Madness, 1600 Penn, More

Aidan Quinn, Jonny Lee Miller

"A simple moniker for a complicated monster." That's how a rattled Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) describes "M.," his nemesis from across the pond, whose bloody M.O. is on display in a New York crime scene that threatens to send the genius sleuth off the deep end into rogue vigilantism in a first-rate and pivotal episode of CBS' enjoyable Elementary (10/9c). Even an amateur Sherlock-ian knows what that "M." stands for and signifies: "The greatest puzzle you'll ever come across," taunts an adversary.

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1600 Penn Boss: We're Not Worried About Political Correctness

Josh Gad

1600 Penn is about the First Family, but it's definitely not about politics.

"It takes a little bit of time, but we do quickly [get] to a show that concentrates more on the family dynamics where the White house is just a back drop," executive producer Mike Royce told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter previews. "That's a product of how we have to launch the stories that occur, but as we go along we're able to turn things more inward which I think is a more interesting place to be."

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NBC Picks Up White House and Justin Kirk Comedies to Series

Justin Kirk, Bill Pullman

NBC's 2012-2013 TV lineup is going to the dogs, the cats... and the White House?

NBC picked up the Presidential family comedy 1600 Penn and the Justin Kirk-led sitcom, Animal Practice, to series.

NBC orders Ryan Murphy comedy and J.J. Abrams action drama

From Modern Family's Jason Winer and Book of Mormon star... read more

13 Promising Pilots: New Shows from Kevin Bacon, Connie Britton, Ryan Murphy and Mindy Kaling

Kevin Bacon, Connie Britton

Before the networks unveil their fall lineups in May, TVGuide.com has chosen the 13 most promising pilots:

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