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Reading Rainbow Host LeVar Burton Reflects Advice from Fred Rogers
While promoting his documentary Butterfly in the Sky about his long-running PBS series (1983-2006), Burton appeared on The View to talk about how Rogers provided guidance that helped his career It premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. Image courtesy of MasterClass The Star Trek: The Next Generation & Picard star initially thought the idea of using[...]
Around The World In 80 Days Season 2 Adapt Another Jules Verne?
Around the World in 80 Days has been airing on BBC One and the BBC iPlayer in the UK and on PBS in the US They have also announced a second season, which has naturally confused some Spoilers for those who have not yet watched the conclusion ahead. A sequel might seem tricky as the series[...]
Around the World in 80 Days: David Tennant in New TV Adaptation
Around the World in 80 Days, the classic Jules Verne travel fantasy novel from the late 1800s is getting a new BBC and PBS adaptation starring David Tennant, Ibrahim Koma, and Leonie Benesch The series will premiere on the BBC in the UK on December 26th and January 2nd on PBS in the US. "Around the[...]
bob ross
What could the PBS master of 'Wet on Wet' painting be hiding from his friends and family that could be so hard to believe that Netflix can only tease at the topics covered in this scandalous untold story?  Bob_Ross_Happy_Accidents_Betrayal_and_Greed_01_02_36_05 Courtesy of Netflix There is not much to it (which makes it creepier), but you can check out[...]
Guy Fieri Diners, Dive-ins, & Drive Over To Fight Caillou: Opinion
Source: Food Network & PBS Both sides would prepare to meet one another but their origins only matter partly, what matters more is what they each bring to the table.   Assets in this fight would be crucial I can only imagine that Guy Fieri would call on the supplies and backup support of the diners, drive-ins, and[...]
Where’s My Biopic? Celebrating the Joy of Painting’s Bob Ross
When it comes to one of the most renowned figures of the 20th Century, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) had no shortage of them with true blue-collar personalities With the documentary and subsequent biopic of Fred Rogers starring Tom Hanks released, I think we're due to explore another PBS figure who brought pleasantness to the airwaves[...]
Peanuts holiday specials are coming to PBS (Image: Apple TV+)
Looks like it won't be "iPeanuts" for the holidays after all, with Apple TV+ and PBS announcing a deal to broadcast A Charlie Brown Christmas and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on over-the-air television Though the streaming service announced that it had secured the rights to the holiday adventures of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, and the[...]
Roadkill: Hugh Laurie’s Star Power Carries David Hare’s Quaint Political Thriller
The Machiavellian Prime Minister, played by Helen McCrory as a kind of Thatcher Lite, is not impressed with Lawrence. Hugh Laurie in "Roadkill", BBC Studios, PBS She's especially not impressed that he's more popular than she is and offers him a promotion that's really a poisoned chalice: Home Secretary of Justice  The reporter he took to court[...]
Hugh Laurie Plays Corrupt Politician in Upcoming BBC Drama Roadkill
Sir David Hare, the writer of the BBC and PBS' upcoming political thriller Roadkill starring Hugh Laurie, has written a one-man stage play, "Beat the Devil", about catching COVID-19 and recovering from it Talk about "writing what you know." Hare is certainly writing from personal experience He said he caught it from Roadkill director Michael[...]
Hugh Laurie Plays Corrupt Politician in Upcoming BBC Drama Roadkill
PBS Masterpiece is also a co-producer. Laurie plays Peter Laurence, a self-made, charismatic politician whose life and career are being picked apart by his enemies Laurence remains cool through it all, displaying no guilt or remorse let alone shame as he walks a tightrope teetering between triumph and disaster Followers of British politics will not have[...]
What's the Story, Wishbone? A New Movie?!
If you were a PBS watching kid from the years 1996 to 2001, you probably remember a classical literature-loving Jack Russell Terrier named Wishbone And if not, let me introduce you to one of the best television dogs ever, Wishbone! The original series followed a boy and his dog, whose sassy thoughts only the viewer could[...]
The rest were prestige period dramas that sold internationally to the likes of PBS in America. Russell T Davies achieved A-list showrunner status with the success of the original Queer as Folk That bought him a ticket to pitch any show he wanted Jane Tranter at the BBC encouraged him to pitch a revival of Doctor[...]
Funko Pop New York Toy Fair 2020 Reveals - Archie Comics 
This time it looks like the company has acquired the PBS license and first up is everyone's favorite Aardvark, Arthur Arthur will also be accompanied by his little sister DW These two characters are a nice first step into the PBS world This opens up the possibility to more kid friendly characters from this world[...]
The first gay wedding comes to...PBS Kids?
Remember the PBS Kids' animated series Arthur? Well, we're at the start of the 22nd season (yes, it has been that long since your childhood) and yet the program continues to evolve with the times for the benefit of its young audience – this time, with the season premiere highlighting the same-sex wedding between teacher[...]
'Doctor Who' Series 12: The Real Big Bad Responsible for 2020 Delay
PBS co-funds a lot of British shows Netflix and Amazon Studios co-fund many BBC shows in exchange for streaming rights in the US AMC has co-produced BBC shows like McMafia, The Night Manager and The Little Drummer Girl; BBC America (which is a US-based commercial affiliate that's owned 49% by AMC) co-produces Doctor Who Yes, Doctor[...]
'Les Misérables' Trailer from PBS Masterpiece is Here
PBS's Masterpiece series has a new classic literary adaptation coming to your television, Victor Hugo's  "Les Misérables". The cast is impressive- Dominic West stars as Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo as Javert, Lily Collins as Fantine, with Adeel Akhtar and Olivia Colman as Monsieur and Madame Thénardier, Ellie Bamber as Cosette, Josh O'Connor as Marius, and Erin Kellyman as Eponine. A[...]
"To Kill A Mockingbird" Tops PBS's 'Great American Read' List
The results are in for PBS's Great American Read, in which the country voted on their favorite piece of literature out of a list of 100. PBS released the official results of America's most-loved books, starting with the #1 pick and going all the way up to #100: To Kill a Mockingbird Outlander (Series) Harry Potter (Series) Pride and Prejudice Lord[...]
Thankfully, PBS knows this, and tonight, they celebrate the "First Lady of Television" with a special episode of Pioneers of Televison devoted to the delightful dame. https://youtu.be/QSOtpNQfcd0Video can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Betty White – First Lady of Television (https://youtu.be/QSOtpNQfcd0) Filmed over the course of 10 years, PBS says the special: is a warm look at the life and[...]
PBS Announces Season 3 of Masterpiece's 'Victoria' Will Air in 2019
The TCA (Television Critics Association) summer press tour continues this week, and today it was PBS's turn to talk about their upcoming projects. Chief (or Chieftainess?) among them today was the reveal that PBS's Masterpiece Theater presentation series Victoria starring Jenna Coleman will be returning for a third season, and it'll be premiering in 2019. Melanie McFarland (secretary for[...]