Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock Season 3

News Release Date: 
January 8, 2014

For Immediate Release
‘Sherlock’ Returns to ‘Masterpiece Mystery’ on NET Television

LINCOLN, Neb. (Jan. 8, 2014) -- Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in one of television’s most eagerly anticipated programs  when the third season of “Sherlock” premieres on “Masterpiece Mystery!” on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 8:58 p.m. CT on NET1.

Cumberbatch and Freeman star in three new episodes of the contemporary reinvention of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic.  As in previous seasons, titles for the three episodes are pegged to a classic Sherlock Holmes title by Arthur Conan Doyle -- delightfully, wittily and briskly updated, of course.

The “game is on” once more with “The Empty Hearse” airing Jan. 19, followed by “The Sign of Three” on Sunday, Jan. 26, and “His Last Vow” on Sunday, Feb. 2. Each of the three episodes will repeat the following Thursdays at 9 p.m. CT on NET1.

Nearly 11 million viewers tuned into the second season of “Sherlock,” which ended with one of the most shocking cliffhangers in television history in “The Reichenbach Fall.” Fans flocked to the internet to speculate about Sherlock’s “demise,” and express their eagerness to find out what happens next.

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RELEASE WRITTEN BY:  Larry L. Kubert, 402-472-9333, ext. 389, or e-mail at

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