"Game of Thrones" star: Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell)
Dormer plays Irene Adler on "Elementary," and it was recently reported that she would definitely be appearing during Season 2, airing now. While it's not clear how many episodes she will appear in, Dormer will likely play a fairly pivotal role in the plot, given the revelations about her character last season. Plus, "Elementary" is a great show to tide you over if you're stuck waiting for both new episodes of "Game of Thrones" and "Sherlock."
"Game of Thrones" stars: Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark) and Conleth Hill (Lord Varys)
If you've been meaning to start watching "Suits," now might be a good time. While it's worth watching from the beginning, Season 3 will be of the most interest of "Game of Thrones" fans. It won't make up for the Red Wedding, but Michelle Fairley is great as oil tycoon Ava Hessington. And if you do get hooked, you won't have long to wait for new episodes. The remaining six episodes of "Suits" Season 3 are set to air this winter. Do note, however, that Fairley and Hill aren't expected to be a part of those final six episodes.
"Game of Thrones" star: Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont)
Iain Glen recently left the side of his Khaleesi to appear as Dr. Willoughby in the "Poirot" episode "Elephants Can Remember." The episode aired in June of this year in the U.K. While no U.S. airdate has been announced, it will likely air on PBS before "Thrones" Season 4 debuts. One downside: "Poirot" doesn't have any CGI dragons!
"Game of Thrones" star: Jerome Flynn (Bronn)
If Bronn was born in Victorian London instead of Westeros, he would have turned out just like "Ripper Street" character Bennet Drake: good with a weapon, unlucky in love, and surprisingly moral. The second season of this pulse-pounding procedural is set to air this fall in the U.K., with a U.S. airdate set for sometime in December. If Bronn is one of your favorite characters on "Game of Thrones," you really should be watching "Ripper Street."
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