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PBS Programs Win 4 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards

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Winners of the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards were announced September 12 at a ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and PBS programs won 4 awards.

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PBS, Ideate Media and Scott Free Develop New Television Series About the Founding of New York City

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PBS and Ideate Media announced today a new collaboration with Emmy-winner Ed Redlich (“The Practice,” “Shark,” “Unforgettable”) and Ridley Scott’s production company Scott Free to bring the acclaimed best-seller The Island at the Center of the World to life on PBS.

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PBS Programs Receive 30 Primetime Emmy® Award Nominations

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On July 16, 2015 the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy® Awards, for which PBS programs received 30 nominations.

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PBS Releases App for Android Platform and Announces Chromecast Compatibility

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PBS announced today it has extended availability of its popular video app to the Android platform for the first time.

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PBS Primetime This Fall Shines With Exquisite New Drama, Exuberant Performances, Extraordinary Science and Stars Galore

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PBS’ Fall 2015 primetime schedule offers delights in all genres — from drama to the performing arts to sumptuous nature and science programs — anchored by the story of America’s most legendary filmmaker and his magical legacy in “Walt Disney” on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (watch the trailer here), and the enthralling new MASTERPIECE drama “Indian Summers,” featuring acclaimed actress Julie Walters.

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PBS and Comcast Partner to Double Current Season Programming on Xfinity On Demand

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Today, PBS and Comcast announced a new partnership that will more than double the amount of PBS programming available via Xfinity On Demand.

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POLDARK Drama and Unprecedented Look at Sea Life in BIG BLUE LIVE Spark PBS’ 2015 Summer Season

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PBS’ 2015 wide-ranging summer season lineup launches with the premiere of a new version of the romantic saga POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE (watch a clip here) and culminates with BIG BLUE LIVE, a first-time, live-event co-production with the BBC documenting the late-summer confluence of whales, and other sea life, as it is happening in Monterey Bay, California.

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Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen Are Back For Season 2 of the Critically Acclaimed Comedy, VICIOUS August 23, 2015 on PBS

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PBS announced today that the second season of ITV’s acclaimed British sitcom VICIOUS is returning to PBS on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at 10:30 p.m. ET. The six-part series will round out PBS’ must-see Sunday night programming.

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New PBS American Drama MERCY STREET to Star Josh Radnor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gary Cole, Peter Gerety and Norbert Leo Butz

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PBS announced that an award-winning cast and acclaimed television directors Roxann Dawson and Jeremy Webb will join its new Civil War-based drama, officially named MERCY STREET.

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Carnival Films and MASTERPIECE on PBS Announce Upcoming Season 6 to Be Final Season of “Downton Abbey”

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Carnival Films and MASTERPIECE on PBS today announced that Season 6 will be the final season of the hit drama series “Downton Abbey.”

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Season 5 Premiere of “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE Reaches Average Audience of 15.1 Million People

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PBS and WGBH announced today that, based on Nielsen Live +7 ratings, the January 4 premiere of “Downton Abbey, Season 5,” a Carnival Films/MASTERPIECE co-production, drew an average audience of 15.1 million viewers P2+ (9.4 national household rating).

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“Downton Abbey” Wins Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

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At the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, “Downton Abbey” was honored with the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. This is the second win for “Downton Abbey” in this category. “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE remains the highest-rated drama in PBS history.

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PBS Announces New American Drama Series Set in Virginia During the Civil War, The New Drama (Title TBD) Will Offer Unique Blend of Hospital Drama and Family Saga

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PBS President and CEO Paula A. Kerger announced today at the PBS portion of the Television Critic’s Association Press Tour that a new Civil War historical drama, shot in Virginia, will join the PBS Sunday night drama lineup. The first season of six episodes is slated for a winter 2016 premiere.

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PBS Announces New Programming During Winter 2015 TCA Session

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Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS announced new programs and initiatives launching in 2015. A brief synopsis of each program is listed below, along with links to the full press releases.

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“Downton Abbey” Actress Joanne Froggatt Wins First Golden Globe

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The 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards were held Sunday, January 10. Actress Joanne Froggatt was honored with Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie for her portrayal of Mrs. Anna Bates on “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE. This is the first Golden Globes nomination and win for Joanne Froggatt.

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