UPDATE: Sherlock producer Sue Vertue has commented on Twitter “Not sure where #Sherlock latest rumoured tx date of 01/14 has come from. Not from me as tx date is not yet confirmed.” That’s not a denial it’s the correct date, mind…
Here’s a piece of news we’ve been waiting to hear: it looks as if Sherlock‘s third series is reported to begin airing on BBC One on January the 1st, 2014.
A January the 1st start date will make Sherlock a Wednesday, rather than a Sunday night drama (unless it’s moved back to its regular Sunday slot after the New Year vacation). After a summer broadcast for the first series, at which point the BBC had no idea quite how popular Sherlock would become, series two started on the 1st of January 2012.
Blogtor Who reported the news on Twitter, and he’s regularly proved himself a very reliable source of such information.