PBS Announces Mid-Season Schedule

Lineup Showcases New Drama, Arts, History and Nature Programs in 2017

Major New Arts Strand LANDMARKS LIVE IN CONCERT from GREAT PERFORMANCES

New VICTORIA on MASTERPIECE and MERCY STREET Anchor Drama-filled January

Also, SHERLOCK on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! Returns

"Sherlock" on MASTERPIECE: Mary Watson (AMANDA ABBINGTON), Sherlock Holmes (BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH) and John Watson (MARTIN FREEMAN). Courtesy of Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films 2016 for MASTERPIECE.

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ARLINGTON, Va.--()--PBS unveiled today a strong 2017 winter/spring season lineup that includes the January 15 premiere of the seven-part drama “Victoria” on MASTERPIECE (watch the trailer) about the early years and fraught relationships of the 19th-century teenage queen; the much-anticipated returns of “Sherlock” on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! on New Year’s Day and the second season of PBS’ original American drama series MERCY STREET (watch the trailer) on January 22. For the first time, PBS is announcing a major new arts strand, LANDMARKS LIVE IN CONCERT, part of GREAT PERFORMANCES, which features performances by Alicia Keys on January 20 and Brad Paisley on January 27. Also in the line-up beginning February 1 is a new NATURE series called SPY IN THE WILD, A NATURE MINISERIES, a John Downer Production for BBC, PBS and THIRTEEN Productions LLC; the three-part, six-hour film “The Great War” airs on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE April 10, as well as the tandem premieres of “Oklahoma City” and “Ruby Ridge” on February 7 and February 14, respectively; AFRICA’S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS from Henry Louis Gates, Jr. starts February 27, AMERICAN MASTERSMaya Angelou: And Still I Rise” premieres on February 21 and a GERSHWIN PRIZE special honoring Smokey Robinson airs on February 10; and much more.

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Contacts

For additional information, photos, interviews and more, contact Goodman Media or PBS:
Goodman Media International for PBS
John Michael Kennedy / Sara Levin
212-576-2700
PBSProgramming@goodmanmedia.com
or
PBS
Carrie Johnson / Colleen Flanagan
703-739-5129 / 703-739-8130
cjohnson@pbs.org; crflanagan@pbs.org

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Lineup Showcases New Drama, Arts, History and Nature Programs in 2017

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Contacts

For additional information, photos, interviews and more, contact Goodman Media or PBS:
Goodman Media International for PBS
John Michael Kennedy / Sara Levin
212-576-2700
PBSProgramming@goodmanmedia.com
or
PBS
Carrie Johnson / Colleen Flanagan
703-739-5129 / 703-739-8130
cjohnson@pbs.org; crflanagan@pbs.org