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Airs Sundays, September 6 - 20, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Martin Freeman as John Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes.

Credit: Courtesy of (C)Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films 2013 for MASTERPIECE

Above: Martin Freeman as John Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes.

Benedict Cumberbach ("The Fifth Estate") and Martin Freeman ("The Hobbit") return as the modern crime-solving duo, Sherlock and Dr. Watson. Called “grandly entertaining” by USA Today and “wonderfully weird” by The Wall Street Journal, the series picks up two years after Sherlock’s death plunge at the end of the previous episode—which he survived! Co-starring are Amanda Abbington (MR. SELFRIDGE), Rupert Graves (THE FORSYTE SAGA), Mark Gatiss (GAME OF THRONES), and Una Stubbs ("Till Death Us Do Part").

"The Empty Hearse" repeats Sunday, Sept. 6 at 9 p.m. - Two years after Sherlock’s "death", Dr. John Watson has got on with his life. But, with London under threat of a devastating terrorist attack, Sherlock is about to stage his outrageous resurrection. But if he thinks everything will be just as he left it, he’s in for a very big surprise...

"The Sign of Three" repeats Sunday, Sept. 13 at 9 p.m. - Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all – delivering a Best Man’s speech on John’s wedding day. But all isn't quite as it seems. Mortal danger stalks the reception - and someone might not make it to the happy couple's first dance. Sherlock must thank the bridesmaids, solve the case and stop a killer.

"His Last Vow" repeats Sunday, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. - A case of stolen letters leads Sherlock Holmes into a long conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen, the Napoleon of blackmail, and the one man he truly hates. But how do you tackle a foe who knows the personal weakness of every person of importance in the Western world?

This season originally aired in 2014. SHERLOCK, SEASON 3 is a Hartswood West for BBC/Cymru Wales co-production with MASTERPIECE. It was created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The executive producers are Beryl Vertue, Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue and Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE. MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston.

MASTERPIECE is on Facebook, and you can follow @masterpiecepbs on Twitter.

Funding for the series is provided by Viking Cruises and Ralph Lauren Corporation with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust, created to help ensure the series’ future.

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