US Airdates

‘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.

PBS Confirms 'Victoria' Season 2 Will Air in January 2018

A photo of Victoria, Albert and their daughter from "Victoria" Season 2. (Photo: Courtesy of GARETH GATTRELL/ITV Plc for MASTERPIECE)

It’s official: The highly-anticipated second season of popular period drama Victoria will premiere in January 2018 on Masterpiece.

Victoria’s first season was quite a success here in the U.S., clocking in at over 16.2 million viewers. That’s the second highest-rated PBS drama in 20 years – second, of course, only to the mega-popular Downton Abbey. So it probably shouldn’t surprise anyone that Victoria is getting the exact same scheduling treatment Downton did.

BBC Drama ‘My Mother and Other Strangers’ Comes to Masterpiece in June

Aaron Stanton, Hattie Morahan and Owen McDonnell in they key art for "My Mother and Other Strangers" (Photo:  Courtesy of Steffan Hill/BBC 2016 for MASTERPIECE)

New period drama My Mother and Other Strangers is headed to PBS’ Masterpiece this summer. The five-part series premieres on Sunday, June 18 at 8pm, just ahead of the debut of the third season of popular mystery drama Grantchester.

The wartime drama chronicles the story of the Coyne family, who live in a remote village in Northern Ireland during World War II. But their lives are turned upside down with the arrival of hundreds of American fighter pilots, when a U.S. air base is established nearby. 

'Prime Suspect' Prequel Comes to Masterpiece This Summer!

The three leads of "Prime Suspect: Tennison". (Photo:  Courtesy of ITV Studios and NoHo Film & Television for ITV and MASTERPIECE)

The highly anticipated prequel to beloved crime drama Prime Suspect finally has an airdate!

The drama, greenlit to some degree thanks to the success of ITV’s popular Inspector Morse prequel franchise, Endeavour, will premiere on PBS beginning June 25, as part of this summer’s Masterpiece Mystery line-up. Though it was titled Prime Suspect 1973 during its ITV airing this past March, the series will be called Prime Suspect: Tennison here in the U.S., I suspect for issues of clarity. But whatever you call it, it’ll be interesting to see the character that Dame Helen Mirren made famous once more. 

'King Charles III' to Premiere on Masterpiece This May

Tim Pigott-Smith as Charles (Photo:  Courtesy of Robert Viglasky/Drama Republic for BBC and MASTERPIECE)

The award-winning play King Charles III will be coming to a PBS station near you this May. Masterpiece presents a television adaptation of the Tony-nominated show, starring the late actor Tim Pigott Smith. He also performed the lead role in both the Broadway and West End productions, the latter of which won the Olivier Award for Best new Play in 2015.

The 90-minute drama airs Sunday, May 14 at 9pm. So mark your calendars now!

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