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    PBS Masterpiece Picks Up ‘Beecham House’

    PBS has acquired British drama “Beecham House” from Gurinder Chadha to air in its veteran Masterpiece franchise. The India-set series was produced by Bend IT TV for ITV and will now air on the PBS Masterpiece block in the U.S. The six-part series takes place on the cusp of 19th century in Delhi, following the […]

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    ‘No Passport Required’ to Return for Season 2 on PBS

    “No Passport Required,” hosted and executive produced by chef Marcus Samuelsson, is confirmed to return for a second season next fall. Once again, Marcus will explore six different American cities, visiting with both professional chefs and home cooks, for an in-depth look at the rich diversity of immigrant traditions and cuisines woven into American food […]

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    The Past is the Present on PBS’ ‘Ancient Invisible Cities’

    With the focus at PBS on original programming that educates and inspires, where new worlds, new discoveries and new technologies are explored, three-part series “Ancient Invisible Cities” possesses all the ingredients…and more. Debuting on August 29 in the location of Athens, set tonight in Cairo, and culminating in Istanbul on Sept. 12, the series features […]

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    PBS Announces Documentary ‘Reconstruction: America After the Civil War’

    PBS has announced a new four-hour documentary to debut next spring called “Reconstruction: America After the Civil War,” produced and hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, will present the definitive history of the […]

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    Brand Safety Concerns Escalate

    In these tumultuous political times with the immediate feedback loop of social media, the issue of brand safety, and how it impacts both advertisers and viewers, has become increasingly important when making decisions about media placement. Just two days after Roseanne Barr’s racist tweets came the news that two advertisers – Autotrader and State Farm […]

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    PBS Announces Documentary Series ‘Breaking Big’

    PBS and OZY Media have confirmed that the third primetime television show from OZY Media, “Breaking Big,” will premiere Friday, June 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET.  The 12-episode documentary series explores the unexpected journey to success of some of the world’s most influential artists, innovators, political leaders, athletes, authors and entrepreneurs.  Hosted by Carlos Watson, the Emmy Award-winning […]

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    PBS Announces ‘Royal Wedding Watch’

    PBS will air five-part series, “Royal Wedding Watch,” in the Monday to Thursday 10 p.m. ET hour from May 14-17 and on Friday, May 18 from 10:30-11:30 p.m. ET.  Produced by BBC Studios’ Topical and Live Unit and coming nightly from London, “Royal Wedding Watch” will be hosted by Meredith Vieira and British television presenter Matt […]

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    PBS Announces New Late Night Series ‘Beyond 100 Days’

    PBS and BBC has announced that “Beyond 100 Days,” the half-hour BBC World News nightly public affairs show recorded in Washington, DC and London, will air at 11:30 p.m. ET on PBS stations, following “Amanpour” on PBS. Premiering on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, “Beyond 100 Days” will air weeknights Monday-Thursday, with “BBC World news,” a […]

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    PBS Suspends ‘Tavis Smiley’ Talk Show

    PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of Tavis Smiley’s talk show after an independent investigation uncovered “multiple, credible allegations” of misconduct by its host. The network said in a statement Wednesday it had engaged an outside law firm to investigate “troubling allegations” against the host. It said it interviewed witnesses and Smiley and uncovered charges of […]

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