Sherlock S3 Delay on WNED


WNY and Torontonian fans of Sherlock, the BBC’s contemporary take on the famous detective starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, might want to give WNED a call. 

Sherlock’s third season is supposed to begin airing on January 19th on PBS stations in the US. However, WNED doesn’t even show the program on its website, and people on Twitter advise that it will be delayed until February 14th for viewers in western New York and Southern Ontario. 

WNED has been completely silent as to why the delay. If you’re eager to see the episodes now, download the Google Chrome browser and the Hola plugin.  Use Hola to VPN through a UK server, and you should be able to play BBC’s iPlayer. But hurry – they’ll be taken offline in 3 days. 

Tweet the station here, call to complain at (416) 363-3444 and (716) 845-7000. 



  • WOW! If I didn’t already help myself to series 3 via frowned upon means I’d be pissed. Does anyone at WNED have a clue?

  • Ridgewaycynic2013

    Perhaps WNED is “just going to hold ‘Sherlock’ for one more month to let you get to your telephone and make the largest membership pledge you possibly can to support quality programming here on Channel 17.”

  • The complete Series 3 DVD set can be ordered from on Monday (in a Region 2 format that most home computers and many DVD players can play), and from on February 11 (Region 1, playable everywhere). This station is once again alienating the younger generation of fans in favor of its stodgy old, mostly Canadian crowd that probably just can’t stay up that late on a Sunday night.

    • I agree with alienating the younger generation. I’m 33 and the personalities that were on the air when I was a kid remain on the air.

      • Ridgewaycynic2013

        I (and countless others) probably underwrote your episodes of Sesame Street…or then again, WNYPB might have steered the contributions into ‘Fort Collins’.

  • Simple solution: Buy a Roku. You’ll never have to worry about WNED screwing with the schedule again. Info on Roku’s PBS channel here:

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