US Airdates

PBS’ ‘Great Performances’ to Air Award Winning ‘Gypsy’ Revival Starring Imelda Staunton

Imelda Staunton in "Gypsy" (Photo: Johan Persson)

Exciting news for fans of British theater! PBS’s Great Performances will be broadcasting the recent revival production of classic American musical Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton for US audiences this Fall.

Gypsy tells the story of ambitious show business mother Rose, who treks across America with her daughters Baby June and Louise in search of success with their homespun vaudeville act. The show is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of famous burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee, and features lyrics by the great Stephen Sondheim and music by Jule Styne.

‘Indian Summers’ Season 2 to Premiere on Masterpiece This September

The cast of "Indian Summers" Season 2. (Photo: : Courtesy of New Pictures for Channel 4 and MASTERPIECE in association with All3MediaInternational)

Get excited, period drama fans: The second season of Indian Summers finally has a US airdate!

It’s official: Season 2 will kick off on PBS stations around the country on September 11 and will continue on Masterpiece on Sunday nights through November 20. Indian Summers will be airing immediately following the highly-anticipated second season of Poldark, so our Sunday nights this Fall are already looking pretty great. 

‘Inspector Lewis” Final Season to Air on Masterpiece This Summer

One last time: Laurence Fox as DI Hathaway and Kevin Whately as DI Lewis (Photo: Courtesy of (C) ITV Studios/MASTERPIECE)

Get ready, America, it’s time to say goodbye to Inspector Lewis once again.

The mystery series, itself a sequel to the equally popular Inspector Morse, will come to an end after ten years on-air. (Sort of.) Inspector Lewis, which premiered in 2006, has had something of a tumultuous history in recent years, as the drama sort of wrapped up its run back in 2013, before returning for a surprise eighth season in 2014. Now, the mystery series is back for one last and final run. 

Michael Gambon Stars in ‘Churchill’s Secret,” Coming to Masterpiece This September

Michael Gambon as Winston Churchill. (Photo: Courtesy of Robert Viglasky/Daybreak Pictures and MASTERPIECE)

A feature length drama on the later years in the life of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is coming to Masterpiece this Fall, and its subject matter is probably not what you’d expect.

Churchill’s Secret is set to air on PBS on September 19, and the drama tells the story of a little known part of Churchill’s life. Based on the book The Churchill Secret: KBO by Jonathan Smith, the film is set in the summer of 1953, when Churchill – now Prime Minister for a second time and in his 70s – suffers a life-threatening stroke, a fact which is kept from the public at large.

‘The Hollow Crown: Wars of the Roses’ to Air on PBS' Great Performances This December

Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III in "The Hollow Crown: Wars of the Roses". (Photo: BBC)

Fans of the star-studded Shakespeare adaptation The Hollow Crown will be pleased to know that the sequel series The Hollow Crown: Wars of the Roses has an American airdate at last! The films will premiere as part of the new season of PBS' Great Performances and will air on three consecutive Sunday nights from December 11 -25th.

[Insert multiple screaming face emojis here.]

‘Vicious’ Finale Special to Air This Summer on PBS

Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi in "Vicious" (Photo: Courtesy of Gary Moyes / © Brown Eyed Boy Ltd 2016)

Comedy series Vicious will air its last episode this summer.

The news the show would not be returning for a third season was announced by ITV late last year, though the cancellation blow was somewhat softened by the fact that it was given a final, extended one-off episode to wrap everything up. And, at last, now we have an official airdate for the series’ swan song.

The comedy will officially bow out with a one-night, series finale special that’s set to air on Sunday, June 19 on PBS stations nationwide. Reminder, however: June is a pledge month for most PBS stations, so it's highly likely your particular station may be moving this broadcast around on its schedule. Make sure you check your local listings! (WETA folks, we'll be airing this on WETA UK that day!)

‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 3 to Premiere on Netflix This May

The cast of "Peaky Blinders" looks snazzy for Season 3. (Photo: BBC)

The highly anticipated third season of Peaky Blinders just kicked off in the UK, but it turns out that fans in the US won’t have to wait very long to see the continuing saga of the Shelby clan for themselves.

Season 3 of the 1920s gangster drama will arrive on Netflix on Tuesday, May 31 and will be comprised of six episodes. The popular streaming service already hosts Seasons 1 and 2

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