ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 MASTERS “Maya 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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