Sherlock Returns to KUED!

Airdate: 
Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in three new two-hour episodes of the contemporary reinvention of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic, created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss. The highly anticipated Season 3 premieres Sunday, January 19 at 9:00 p.m. following the 8:00 p.m. broadcast of Downtown Abbey. 
 
Two years after the devastating effects of [Season 2's finale], “The Reichenbach Fall,” Dr. John Watson has got on with his life. New horizons, romance and a comforting domestic future beckon. But, with London under threat of a huge terrorist attack, Sherlock Holmes is about to rise from the grave with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him. It's what his best friend wanted more than anything, but for John Watson it might well be a case of “be careful what you wish for'! If Sherlock thinks everything will be just as he left it though, he's in for a very big surprise.
 
 “The genius Sherlock team has done it again,” says Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton. “These new episodes are as wildly-imaginative and brilliantly-produced as all the others. These people are GOOD!”
 
Nearly 11 million viewers tuned into the second season of Sherlock, which ended with one of the most shocking cliffhangers in television history. Fans flocked to the internet to speculate about Sherlock’s “demise."
 
 “We love that Sherlock fans are so passionate and eager to see Season 3,” says PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager of General Audience Programming Beth Hoppe. “The pairing of Downton Abbey and Sherlock this month offers a blockbuster night of British drama only on PBS stations.”
 
Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominated and winner of a Peabody Award, Sherlock has been a television sensation since the first season aired in 2010, with critics calling it "triumphant"  (Hollywood Reporter), "crackling with imagination" (San Francisco Chronicle), and "seduction through deduction" (Los Angeles Times).
 
Sherlock helped make megastars of Cumberbatch and Freeman, whose portrayals of the famous crime-fighting duo USA Today described as “two of the best performances you’ll see anywhere.”
 
As in previous seasons, titles for the three episodes are pegged to a classic Sherlock Holmes title by Arthur Conan Doyle:
  
 
“The Empty Hearse”  – Sunday, January 19, 9PM and Thursday at 8PM
“The Sign of Three”  – Sunday, January 26, 9PM and Thursday at 8PM
“His Last Vow”  – Sunday, February 2, 9PM and Thursday at 8PM