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MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! Sherlock, Season 3

Airs Sundays, January 19 - February 2, 2014 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

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").

2014 MASTERPIECE Sweepstakes

Enter the 2014 MASTERPIECE Sweepstakes daily through March 15, 2014, for a chance to win a trip for two adults from the US or Canada to Great Britain! This 5-day, 4-night trip features a VIP reception at Highclere Castle (setting of DOWNTON ABBEY), hosted by Lord Carnarvon and Lady Carnarvon, author of "Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey." The trip also includes VIP tours of the Museum of London’s forthcoming Sherlock Holmes exhibit and the famous Selfridges & Co. department store. You will also attend the Tower of London’s evening Ceremony of the Keys and enjoy the annual “Battle Proms” concert with fireworks on the grounds of Highclere Castle. Travel must be from July 30-August 4, 2014. You may also win 1 of 4 monthly prizes—gift certificates to purchase PBS merchandise. No purchase necessary; winners will be selected by random drawing. Enter at http://www.pbs.org/sweepstakes

"The Empty Hearse" premieres Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at 10 p.m. & repeats on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 10 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" premieres Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at 10 p.m. & repeats on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 10 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" premieres Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at 10 p.m. & repeats on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10 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?

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. Viewers can join MASTERPIECE and PBS for a live Twitter event of the premiere broadcasts of each of the three episodes of SHERLOCK SEASON 3 -- January 19, 26, and February 2 at 7 p.m. PT. Follow along with @PBS, @masterpiecepbs, Scott Monty from the Baker Street Blog @IHearofSherlock, James Hibberd from Entertainment Weekly @James_Hibberd, and Leslie Klinger, author of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes @lklinger.

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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Sherlock Returns Preview

Above: Time has passed, the terror alert has been raised to critical, and Sherlock has returned to confront the one person who matters most. SHERLOCK SEASON 3 premieres Sunday, January 19, 2014, after DOWNTON ABBEY on MASTERPIECE on PBS.

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Sherlock Lives Preview

Above: SHERLOCK SEASON 3 premieres Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, on MASTERPIECE on PBS, right after DOWNTON ABBEY.

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Sherlock Mini Episode: Many Happy Returns

Above: In this mini episode prequel to SHERLOCK SEASON 3, Sherlock has been gone for two years. But someone isn't quite convinced that he's dead. SHERLOCK SEASON 3 premieres Sunday, January 19, 2014.

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Sherlock Season 3: The Sign Of Three Preview

Above: "The Sign of Three" premieres Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 10 p.m. - In this episode, 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.

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Sherlock, Season 3: Series Creators on Fan Theories

Above: Executive Producer Sue Vertue, and Executive Producers/Writers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat on the shocking conclusion of SHERLOCK SEASON 2, and how fans have responded with theories and art of their own. SHERLOCK SEASON 3 premieres Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, 9:58PM ET on MASTERPIECE on PBS.

Sherlock Season 3 Premieres Jan., 2014

Don't miss the premiere of Sherlock Season 3 on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, 10pm ET, after Downton Abbey on MASTERPIECE on PBS.