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'Sherlock' Possibly Returning For A Fourth Season

The awesome BBC production of Sherlock is about to air in America on January 19, but the news coming out of the UK is that they are hoping to start a fourth season in time for Christmas.

The third season is about to start of the wonderful BBC production of Sherlock and it will premiere Sunday (Jan. 19) at 10 p.m. EST on PBS. It's just as witty and fun as their previous six adventures. The big question at the conclusion of season two was how did Sherlock survive the The Reichenbach Fall? I won't say much other than there's probably at least thirteen different ways he could have survived. See how many you can come up with.

If you haven't seen the show yet, Netflix and Amazon are carrying the first two seasons now and believe me they are a treat to behold. Now, news is breaking that we might get a fourth season and this time maybe we won't have to wait two years.

"Sherlock" fans may not have a long wait before the return of Season 4 -- reports indicate that the series could return to the BBC by Christmas 2014.

According to a report in The Sun, the BBC is hoping to fast-track a "Sherlock" return. "The BBC is desperate for a 'Sherlock' Christmas Day special this year. It wants its biggest guns ready," says a source quoted by the publication.

These rumors should, however, be taken with a grain of salt. Not only is this a single report from a single publication (with an anonymous source), but any Season 4 production will need to work around the busy movie schedules of stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

Still, "Sherlock" creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have stated publicly that they have storylines worked out for both Season 4 and a possible Season 5 of the popular series. And a single-year wait would be much better than the almost two years between Seasons 2 and 3 of "Sherlock."

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