If you're anything like us, as much as you've enjoyed "Elementary," you're still eager to see more from BBC's "Sherlock," created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Fortunately, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, PBS announced the season 3 premiere date.
"Sherlock" season 3 will air Sundays at 10 p.m. on "Masterpiece" on PBS in early 2014, on Jan. 19, Jan. 26, and Feb. 2, as Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson for three new 90-minute episodes: "The Empty Hearse," "The Sign of Three," and "His Last Vow." (These three episodes will be following the 9 p.m. broadcasts of "Downton Abbey" season 4.)
"Masterpiece" executive producer Rebecca Eaton has called the episodes "as wildly-imaginative and brilliantly-produced as all the others," and PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager of General Audience Programming Beth Hoppe sees the "Sherlock"/"Downton Abbey" pairing as something that "offers a blockbuster night of British drama."
Season 2 ended with the title character apparently falling to his death, and now, everyone just wants to know what happens next. What happened to Sherlock? How will Watson find out his friend is alive? The executive producer for "Sherlock" and Hartswood Films, Sue Vertue, promises that "Season 3 is worth waiting for."
"Sherlock" season 3 premieres on PBS Jan. 19 at 10 p.m.