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PBS Orders Second Season of ‘Mercy Street’

The First Season Concluded on February 21

PBS has greenlit scripted drama “Mercy Street” for a second season, with an unconfirmed number of new episodes. Debuting on January 14 and set in the Civil War, “Mercy Street” follows two volunteer nurses from opposing sides who work at the Mansion House Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia.

The upcoming logline: Season two picks up directly from the dramatic events at the end of the season one finale, continuing to explore the growing chaos within Alexandria (, the complicated interpersonal dynamics of Dr. Foster, Nurse Mary and the Mansion House staff, the increasingly precarious position of the Green family and the changing predicament of the burgeoning black population. The season will introduce a number of new elements, taking us closer to the fight and into the halls of Confederate power, all set against the intensifying war, starting with the Seven Days’ Battle and culminating with Antietam.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. I wanted to like this because I love period dramas but just found the acting to be kind of blah and I found the situations to be forced.