Sherlock Season 3 Premiere Date Announced, EP Promises 'Jaw-Dropping' Run of Episodes

Sherlock: A Study In PinkDon’t just save this date, lock it into your brain and throw away the key: Sherlock‘s hugely anticipated third season will launch stateside on PBS Masterpiece Sunday, Jan. 19, EW.com reports.

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The scheduling move gives PBS a powerful Sunday one-two punch — Fresh installments from Downton Abbey‘s fourth season (bowing Jan. 5) will lead into Sherlock‘s three new episodes.

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EP Rebecca Eaton promises Season 3 will be worth the long wait. “They’re fantastic,” she tells EW. “They are jaw dropping. They are like small movies. Benedict [Cumberbatch] and Martin [Freeman] are so in their Sherlock-Watson groove. They are so comfortable with that relationship it’s like being in the room with them.”