The mystery of Sherlock's Season 3 premiere has been solved, with PBS announcing the acclaimed drama will return to U.S. television Sunday, Jan. 19 at 10 p.m. ET. It will air following the hit Downton Abbey, which begins its fourth season two weeks earlier, on Jan. 5. The BBC date for Sherlock's premiere hasn't been revealed yet.
As fans already know by now, stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in three 90-minute episodes: "The Empty Hearse" (Jan. 19), "The Sign of Three" Jan. 26) and "His Last Vow" (Feb. 2).
With that question answered, at least for American viewers, we can now set our minds to figuring out how Holmes survived that Season 2 cliffhanger.