PBS greenlights California style 'Downton Abbey' set in the 1800's

Looking to capitalize on Downton Abbey mania, PBS has commissioned a multi-generational American drama with all the hallmarks of the hit British drama — an arranged marriage, class conflict, sweeping vistas and history. Leave it to the New York Post to call it Downton Abbey…with flava. The PBS pilot, which carries the working title “Alta […]

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A sneak peak at the 2013-2014 comedy / drama pipeline

Aside from the known commodities of Sherlock and Downton Abbey, that PBS, the BBC and ITV are hanging their collective ratings hats on in 2013-2014, there is cause for optimism in the comedy/drama output pipeline in the not-too-distant future… The Guilty Tamsin Greig (Black Books, Friday Night Dinner, Green Wing, Episodes), Katherine Kelly and Darren […]

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Sunday's a great night for drama on PBS as Call the Midwife and Mr. Selfridge set to premiere!

“ With Downton Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs, Sherlock, Inspector Lewis, Call the Midwife, Endeavour, Great Expectations, Birdsong and Wallander, PBS is, without question, your home for the best drama on television. This coming Sunday night is certainly no exception. Having had the benefit of seeing both series in their entirety already, you do not want to […]

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Doctor Who 50th: An Adventure in Time and Space begins to take shape

One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words… Who knew the importance of a simple quote in a 1918 newspaper advertisement for the San Antonio Light in signaling the beginning of one of the most eagerly awaited anniversaries in recent memory? What began as a description for the newspapers pictorial coverage of World War I can […]

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The Office meets The Hobbit….and more!

As we have been saying since day one of 2013, telly life is good on both sides of the Atlantic…even if we are still months away from series 3 of Sherlock. Not quite halfway through the third set of Downton Abbey and looking ahead to the premiere of series 2 of Call the Midwife and […]

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Nonnatus House to re-open this Sunday on Call the Midwife for series 2

Grossly overshadowed during this past season of telly by the juggernaut that is Downton Abbey was a brilliant series from the BBC that, on the surface, probably didn’t attract the attention it deserved. Not hard to understand when you think that the plot line of Call the Midwife could be summed up simply with the […]

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