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‘Doc Martin’ Season 8 Will Likely Hit PBS Stations in 2019

Martin Clunes and Caroline Catz in "Doc Martin" (Photo: Acorn TV)

Doc Martin fans have been waiting what feels like forever for the tiniest scrap of news about when the latest season of the popular British comedy would finally be available in America on public television.

Season 8 originally aired in the UK back in September of 2017, two years on from the series’ seventh season outing. That means US fans are into their third year of waiting for new episodes. (Doc Martin fans are real patient, is what I’m saying.) And there’s good news and bad news on that front.

Period Drama 'Harlots' Returns to Hulu This July

The ladies of Harlots (Photo: Hulu)

Period drama Harlots will be back for a second season this summer!  

The series stars Emily Watson, Lesley Manville and Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay, among others, as members of two rival bawd houses in Georgian London. And before you immediately assume that Harlots is some kind of  exploitative trash, let me assure you that it’s not. The series is inspired by stories from real women, features an all-female creative team and is, in all honesty, one of the most thoughtful and feminist programs I watched last year. 

'Endeavour' Season 5 Will Premiere in the U.S. This June

Shaun Evans and Roger Allam in "Endeavour' (Photo: Courtesy of (C) Mammoth Screen/MASTERPIECE/ITV Studios)

It’s finally official: Endeavour Season 5 is headed to America! Of course, this is in no way surprising, given that the drama has already been renewed for a sixth season and PBS’ Masterpiece has aired every previous outing of the mystery series to date. But, we now know the most important factor: When we’ll be seeing the latest season for ourselves.

Endeavour Season 5 will premiere on PBS stations around the country beginning Sunday, June 24. Mark your calendars. [And insert appropriate cheers and celebratory noises here.)

‘Call the Midwife’ Season 7 Will Premiere on PBS this Spring

 (Image courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2017)

If you loved the recent Call the Midwife holiday special but are sad that it was just one episode, here’s a bit of good news to kick off your 2018. Call the Midwife Season 7 isn’t too far away!

The drama’s seventh season is currently slated to premiere in the U.K. this winter, likely within the month of January at some point if previous seasons are anything to go by. But U.S. viewers won’t be too far behind! 

Splashy New ‘Little Women’ Adaptation Comes to Masterpiece Next Spring

The ladies of "Little Women" (Photo: Courtesy of MASTERPIECE on PBS, BBC and Playground)

There’s a lavish new drama of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women and it’s coming to PBS’ Masterpiece this Spring!

The three-part drama will follow the story of four sisters on their journey to adulthood. Set against the backdrop of the U.S. Civil War, the March girls must deal with everything from simple sibling rivalry to first love to gender roles in a rapidly changing society.

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