Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock The Abominable Bride

During the PBS executive session at the 2016 TCA winter press tour Monday (Jan. 18), PBS president Paula Kerger had some exciting news for “Sherlock” fans, even if it’s a good news, bad news situation.

The good news is there’s an idea of when “Sherlock” Season 4 will air. The bad news is it’s a year away.

“We do have the next ‘Sherlock’ announced, that is coming up about a year from now,” Kerger tells Zap2it.

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She continues by saying that it’s tricky because of how involved the production of each “Sherlock” episode is and the busy schedule of star Benedict Cumberbatch.

“As you know, Benedict has gotten to be somewhat popular since we began our work with him,” says Kerger with a laugh, “and he very much wants to continue with ‘Sherlock.’ As you know, they are produced almost like films, and we’re hoping the next one will be about a year from now.”

So, mark your calendars for January-ish 2017, “Sherlock” fans.

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