"Sherlock" - one of PBS's major success story of the past couple of seasons and incidentally the series that put Benedict Cumberbatch on the fast track to superstardom (not including "The Fifth Estate" - let's just call that a temporary career detour) - will begin its third season Jan. 19.
The details via PBS:
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Fifth Estate, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, The Office UK) return as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in three new 90-minute episodes — “The Empty Hearse” (January 19), “The Sign of Three” (January 26) and “His Last Vow” (February 2) — of the contemporary reinvention of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, written and created by Steven Moffat (Dr. Who) and Mark Gatiss (Game of Thrones). The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated “Sherlock” has been a television sensation since the first season aired in 2010.
As already announced, "Downton Abbey" is back Jan. 5.