'The Paradise' to continue on PBS' Masterpiece

As a PBS viewer in the States (I wanted you to read it here first and not in a supermarket tabloid in the checkout line) when you tuned in Sunday and saw Carol Burnett receive the 2013 Mark Twain Prize, you were faced with the sad truth that it’s after hours for the PBS Masterpiece presentation of series 1 of The Paradise. It has shut its doors…for now.

For series 1, fans west of the Atlantic have, over the past 7 weeks, vicariously lived the life of a bright-eyed country girl, Denise Lovett, who finds more than just shop-girl work when she brings her clever ideas and ambition to Britain’s glamorous first department store, The Paradise. Denise, on the other hand, has come to know first hand the power struggles, intrigues and romance of retail as she catches the attention of the store’s dashing and enigmatic owner, John Moray. The Paradise revolves around the lives of the people who live and work in the store, each bound in their own way by the power of the world they live in, and the pasts that follow them there. It’s a love story, a mystery, a lavish costume drama and a social comedy all in one.

As you can see, series 2 takes place a year after the dramatic events (and all that entails) which occurred in the series 1 finale. Unfortunately, no spoilers here so you’ll have to wait until the series 2 premiere to find out what’s in store (sorry) for Lord Glendenning, Katherine, Denise and Moray. It promises to be more of the same…power struggles, intrigues and romance. Can’t wait.

While series 2 began on BBC One back in October of this year and is set to conclude on Sunday, 8 December, no U.S. broadcast date has been set as of yet on PBS.

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  • Latavia Jackson

    I been searching all over for season 2 this show is aaaawwwsssooommmeee! I got pretty far to season 2 episode 4 on you tube but the bbc shut the station down. WE NEED THIS SHOW BACK ON PBS OR BBC AMERICA. Someone Help lol

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  • pat

    Can’t wait to see season 2. There has to be a season 3 as well plus more. This is a fantastic show. I agree, we need to see Season 2 soon! I want to purchase a DVD but can’t find the US format yet???

    • Suzie Cantwell

      Can we get season 2 yet?

  • Sandra Clasen

    PLEASE continue with the paradise. I LOVE the show.

  • Judy Hardy

    Come on!please bring back paradise.2014

  • Sandra Cardet

    What happened? This Is a really great show. With a great cast and excellent writing, lighting, music, direction, etc. this show has it all, including intrigue, drama, comedy, etc. it’s lavish and the sets are lovely! Please bring this one back!!!

  • Joseph Pulvirenti

    When are we going to see the third series.

  • Sue Harris

    I hate to be the bringer of bad news but the people who make she show have axed it, there will be no Series 3 You can try signing this petition http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/bbc-we-want-series3
    but don’t think it will help. It won’t help if no one signs tho, so please try.

  • NajColdCase

    here’s the sad thing about this series. it’s mainly brits playing the parts and they are great actors and i wonder if this is the reason why it won’t stick in the US. Jeremy Piven is heading the other PBS similar drama. But “The Paradise” stands on it’s own and could have some great storylines ahead but it appears the plug was pulled. There are some Facebook pages asking for fans to sign a petition. it’s sad they only ran it two seasons. what a waste of talent.

  • Julie

    I just found this show and now I been told it has been cancel. Us American want the show back!!! Please all my friends and family are dying to know wht going to happen does he married or does stay with Denise. Love the show !!!!

    • Julie: Unfortunately, the series was not commissioned for a third series by the BBC. While series 2 has already aired in the UK, it will premiere on PBS stations in the U.S. on Sunday, September 28. At this point, there will be no new episodes after the upcoming 2nd series.

  • brynababy

    I can’t beleive The Paradise is n’t coming back with season 3. I love that show!!! I also love Selfridges. They are both interesting, complelling, funny and just delightful. They want to give us more crap like the Real Housewives. Let’s demonstrate!

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