For those eagerly wondering when the next installment of “Sherlock” will turn up on PBS, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will return January 19, with three new 90-minute episodes. Other dates announced/confirmed by PBS today: Season 4 of “Downton Abbey” will begin January 5, “Call the Midwife” returns March 30, and PBS will air “Salinger,” the documentary on the reclusive writer briefly in theaters early this fall, on January 21.
And the Oscar race just got a little less crowded, with the announcement today that George Clooney’s “Monuments Men” won’t be in theaters this year. The film, about a team of art historians and museum directors determined to recover art stolen by the Nazis during World War II, does not yet have its visual effects complete, nor its score recorded. Look for it in early 2014.