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PBS Summer 2016 Programming Features Comprehensive Election Coverage, New and Returning Drama Series, and Olympic-Themed Specials

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Other Highlights Include Fresh Sunday Night Lineup, And New Science Series With Stephen Hawking

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PBS Announces New Talent and Directors For MERCY STREET Season Two

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PBS announced today that MERCY STREET is adding new actors and directors to the series’ robust talent list for Season Two, which is currently in production in Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia.

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PBS Stations Draw 9.6 Million Viewers to Bid Farewell to “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE

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PBS and WGBH announced that the March 6 series finale of “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE captured an average audience of 9.6 million viewers (Nielsen Fast National data, 6.1 household rating) across PBS stations nationwide.

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“Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE on PBS Scored the #2 Rated Slot Against the Super Bowl For 5th Year in a Row

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For a fifth year in a row the Emmy®-, Golden Globe®-and SAG Award®-winning series, “Downton Abbey,” a Carnival Films/MASTERPIECE co-production, was the #2 rated 9pm show to the Super Bowl with a 4.4 overnight rating (Nielsen Overnight Metered Markets). The overnight rating is up from last year’s 4.3 rating.

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Premiere of MERCY STREET, PBS’ First Original Drama In More than 10 Years, Draws Millions of Viewers On Air, Hundreds of Thousands for Early Digital Premiere

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PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger announced at her Executive Session at the Television Critics’ Association Press Tour that the premiere episode of MERCY STREET garnered a 2.2 rating. The persons 2+ average audience delivery was 3.3 million (Nielsen Live+Same Day Fast National Data).

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Civil War History-Inspired Digital Series Debuts January 15 on PBS LEARNINGMEDIA in Advance of MERCY STREET Broadcast Premiere on PBS Stations

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With the highly anticipated premiere of the new Civil War-era drama series MERCY STREET this Sunday, January 17 at 10 p.m. ET on PBS stations, PBS LearningMedia announced today the introduction of a special collection of videos from the PBS Digital Studios series THE GOOD STUFF.

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Amazon Announces New In-Season Content Licensing Agreement with PBS to Bring Original Civil War-Era Drama Mercy Street to Prime Members

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Amazon and PBS today announced an in-season content licensing agreement to make Prime Video the exclusive premium subscription streaming home for the new PBS original series Mercy Street, with each episode available to Prime members in the U.S. seven days after broadcast on PBS stations.

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Premiere of “Downton Abbey, The Final Season” on MASTERPIECE Draws Impressive Audience

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PBS and WGBH announced today that viewers tuned in by the millions on Sunday night to kick-off the final season of one of television’s most beloved dramas.

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PBS Announces “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE Cast Member Elizabeth McGovern to Ride on a Special “Downton Abbey”-Themed Float in the 127th Rose Parade®

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PBS today announced that “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE cast member Elizabeth McGovern, who portrays Cora, Countess of Grantham, is among those confirmed to ride a float celebrating the show in the 127th Rose Parade® on January 1, 2016.

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“Wolf Hall” and “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE on PBS Earn Golden Globe® Nominations

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“Wolf Hall” on MASTERPIECE received three Golden Globe® nominations, including a nod for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

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“Downton Abbey” and “Wolf Hall” on MASTERPIECE on PBS Earn SAG Award Nominations

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On December 9, 2015, nominees for the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced, recognizing outstanding film and television performances in 2015. PBS congratulates MASTERPIECE and the cast of "Downton Abbey" for earning two nominations and “Wolf Hall” star Mark Rylance for earning one.

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“Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE Celebrates its Final Season on PBS with a Float in the 127th Rose Parade®

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Fans of the beloved critically acclaimed drama “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE on PBS will get a special treat on New Year’s Day when a new float celebrating the show debuts in the 127th Rose Parade® on January 1, 2016.

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BBC Worldwide North America and MASTERPIECE on PBS Celebrate "Sherlock: The Abominable Bride" in Theaters for the Very First Time on January 5 & 6, 2016 in the U.S.

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BBC Worldwide North America has partnered with Fathom Events for the first theatrical screening event of Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, marking the debut of Emmy Award® winners Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman on the big screen in their iconic roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson.

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MASTERPIECE and PBS Announce New “Sherlock” Special to Premiere on January 1

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MASTERPIECE and PBS today announced that “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride,” a 90-minute special, will premiere Friday, January 1, 2016 on MASTERPIECE Mystery! on PBS at 9:00 p.m. ET, and simultaneously online at pbs.org/masterpiece.

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PBS’ Winter/Spring Season Features Endings, Beginnings and Awaited Returns

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PBS’ winter/spring primetime schedule offers a number of exciting new beginnings, awaited returns and a few goodbyes: most notably to one of television’s most beloved dramas, “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE, whose final season premieres January 3.

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