NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Benedict Cumberbatch attends the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: Martin Freeman attends the Paley Center For Media Presents: 'Fargo' at Paley Center For Media on April 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

Sherlock” has some of the most devoted fans across the TV landscape.

But with the PBS series starring two A-list movie stars including Benedict Cumbercatch in the title role, scheduling can be a nightmare, and it’s understandable if the delays might rankle viewers.

So it’s good to hear that Martin Freeman (“Fargo”) has confirmed to “The Telegraph” that the show will be back next year, though it’ll still be a while.

Freeman says the next airing will be a Christmas special due out in late 2015, and sadly, a full season is unlikely.

“…I think that might be for next Christmas. A Christmas special. That’s what I understand,” he told the “Telegraph.”

The show returned for its third run in January after a two-year hiatus, so these delays are not unforeseen.

In that time, Freeman has starred in “The Hobbit” trilogy and FX’s “Fargo,” while Cumberbatch has been starring in “12 Years a Slave” and “Star Trek Into Darkness,” among other projects.

Will you take what you can get with “Sherlock” or is this news upsetting?

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