PBS Fall Lineup Starts Sept. 9

Jul 27, 2018

Public television opens its fall TV season in six weeks, with Masterpiece Theatre's premiere of The Miniaturist on Sunday, Sept. 9.

New PBS fall shows include Anne of Green Gables: Fire and Dew (Sept. 23);  Ken Burns' look at The Mayo Clinic: Faith – Hope-Science (Sept. 25); Great Performances Grammy Salute To Music Legends with Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, Queen and The Meters (Oct. 5); and four-week examination of America's first residents in Native America (Oct. 23);  

Returning series include Christiane Amanpour's Amanpour and Company (Sept. 10); Ann Curry's We'll Meet Again (Oct. 30); and NOVA's Apollo 8 (Dec. 26).

In addition to the list below, I've also added PBS programs to my July 11 ist of premiere dates for CBS, Fox, NBC and CW new and returning shows.

Christiane Amanpour.
Credit Courtesy PBS

The PBS list:

SUNDAY, SEPT. 9

9 p.m.: The Miniaturist. PREMIERE.  New Masterpiece Theatre drama set in 1686 Amsterdam.

MONDAY, SEPT. 10

10 p.m.: Amanpour And Company. Season premiere.

TUESDAY, SEP. 11

8 p.m.: The Great American Read. Through Oct. 23.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19

8 p.m.: The Amazing Human Body. PREMIERE. Scientific case studies explore the internal mechanics of your body in vivid detail.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21

9 p.m.:  Art In The Twenty-First Century. Season 9 premiere.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 23

7:30 p.m.: Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew. PREMIEREAnne Shirley (Ella Ballentine) goes to school in the city.

PBS filmmaker Ken Burns
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TUESDAY, SEPT. 25

9 p.m.: The Mayo Clinic: Faith – Hope – Science. PREMIERE. Ken Burns film about the Mayo Clinic.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30

8 p.m.: The Durrells in Corfu. Season 3 premiere; airs through Nov. 18.

9 p.m.: Poldark. Season 4 premiere.  Through Nov. 18.

MONDAY, OCT. 1

10 p.m.:  POV: Dark Money. How unlimited, anonymous campaign contributions threatens Montana's government.

FRIDAY, OCT. 5

9 p.m.: Great Performances: Grammy Salute To Music Legends 2018. All-star concert honors Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, Queen, composer John Williams and The Meters, a New Orleans funk band.

MONDAY, OCT. 8

9 p.m.: American Experience: The Circus. Two-part film about the history of the circus. Concludes Tuesday, Oct. 9.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10

9 p.m.: NOVA. Back-to-back one hour programs about volcanoes, Volcano: Fiery Lake and Volcano: Hidden Peril.

FRIDAY, OCT. 12

9 p.m.:  Shakespeare Uncovered. PREMIERE. Helen Hunt, F. Murray Abraham, Brian Cox and other actors talk about Shakespeare's greatest plays. Through Oct. 26.

TUESDAY, OCT. 16

9 p.m.: American Experience: The Eugenics Crusade.  A look at the early 20th century campaign to breed a better American race.

SUNDAY, OCT. 21

10 p.m.: The Woman in White.  PREMIERE. A young man helps a ghostly woman dressed all in white.

TUESDAY, OCT. 23

9 p.m.: Native America.  PREMIERE. A look at America's first inhabitants 15,000 years ago. Through Nov. 13.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24

8 p.m.: Super Cats, A Nature Miniseries. PREMIERE.

MONDAY, OCT. 29

10 p.m.: Independent Lens. Season premiere with "Young Men and Fire," about firefighters during wildfire season.

TUESDAY, OCT. 30

8 p.m.: We'll Meet Again. Season 2 premiere.

FRIDAY, NOV. 2

9 p.m.: Great Performances. Broadway-themed programs air through Nov. 23.

MONDAY, NOV. 19

10 p.m.:  Independent Lens: The Cleaners.  How Google and Facebook monitor and delete inappropriate digital content.

MONDAY, DEC. 18

9 p.m.: Lidia Celebrates America: A Heartland Holiday Feast. Holiday celebrations in Bethlehem, PA, Lawton, OK, and Nachitoches, LA.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26

9 p.m.: NOVA: Apollo 8. PREMIERE. Astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders talk about the first mission to circle the moon and return safely to Earth.

FRIDAY, DEC. 28

9 p.m.: Great Performances: Bernstein Centennial Celebration.  With the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood.