New seasons of 'Call the Midwife' and 'Mr. Selfridge' the best yet on PBS


The most awaited Sunday in the U.S. since January 5, 2014 (Downton Abbey 4) is finally upon us. Tonight, March 30, sees the return of both Call the Midwife and Mr. Selfridge on PBS for new seasons and, definitely, new drama. Cast for both series took time out recently to talk about what’s in store for both series.

Call the Midwife series 3

Not only are the residents of Nonnatus House forced to find a new home as last season saw the original Nonnatus House fall victim to an unexploded WWII bomb, but they are collectively hitting the swinging sixties and all that entails at the beginning of series 3. While Jessica Raine promises romance, romance and more romance, Miranda Hart talks about ‘Chummy-world’ as Chummy has a family and living away from Nonnatus House for the first time.

Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, Laura Main and Stephen McGann preview tonight’s season 3 premiere of Call the Midwife on PBS.
 

 
Mr. Selfridge series 2

Season 2 of Mr. Selfridge, which airs as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series, hits its stride amid rumors of an impending war. It’s 1914 and the fifth anniversary of Selfridges. There’s lots going on inside the four walls of the Oxford Street store as Lady Mae’s husband arrives in London unexpectedly, their is talk of unions and when war is declared between Britain and Germany, a staff shortage ensues as the men of Selfridges enlist.

Jeremy Piven, a.k.a. Harry Gordon Selfridge previews season 2 of Mr. Selfridge
 

 
Series 3 of Call the Midwife premieres tonight at 8pET/7pCT on PBS with series 2 of Mr. Selfridge premiering at 9pET/8pCT on Masterpiece. Sundays are definitely Must See TV on PBS. Good news for faithful followers of each series on both sides of the pond – both series have been commissioned for another series and targeted for a late 2014 premiere in the UK and early 2015 return on PBS in the States.