It has seemed like an eternity since we’ve had our last Sherlock fix, but it appears that the agonizing wait is almost over. According to Entertainment Weekly, Sherlock will return for season 3 on PBS Masterpiece starting on Jan. 19 at 10 p.m.
That means it will be airing back to back with Downton Abbey, making for a pretty fantastic block of television.
Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton tells EW that this is the best season yet of Sherlock, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the legendary detective and Martin Freeman as his partner Dr. Watson. “They’re fantastic,” she says of the new episodes. “They are jaw dropping. They are like small movies. Benedict and Martin are so in their Sherlock-Watson groove. They are so comfortable with that relationship it’s like being in the room with them.”
The official premiere date for the UK has not been revealed, but its safe to assume that it will air before we will be able to see it stateside.