If your heart belongs to coal miner’s daughter Loretta Lynn, then you’ll want to mark your calendar for March 4, 2016. For on that happy day, PBS premieres Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl — a new installment in its American Masters documentary series.
If you’re of the (correct) mindset that there can never be too many period dramas, you’ll be excited to check out Lisa Quijano Wolfinger’s new series Mercy Street, based in Civil War-era Alexandria, Virginia.
Sesame Street’s 46th season premiered on HBO today, with back-to-back half-hour episodes (the shortened run time, down from hourlong shows, is “is viewed as a more manageable amount of time for children to focus,” according to a recent New York Times piece). With the new episodes’ controversial move from PBS to a…
Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., host of PBS’ Finding Your Roots—the show Ben Affleck nearly ruined earlier this year by omitting his slave owner family history—is ready to move on from that brief lapse of integrity.
In the newest installment of their Blank on Blank series, in which “lost” interviews with celebrated artists are animated and set to music, PBS has chosen a 1968 chat between Nina Simone and renowned jazz singer and radio host Lilian Terry.
Hello lovelies! We’ve all made it through another week, and, as a reward for our toil, we have a (relatively) new trailer for the Sherlock Christmas special at our disposal. This means Benedict Cumberbatch in Victorian attire. This means GODDAMN.
When Ben Affleck tried to sidestep his family’s slave-owning history on PBS’s Finding Your Roots, he ended up prompting an investigation of the show as well as its indefinite postponement. But now, Finding Your Roots is back!
Compliments of PBS, we can now watch the trailer for the sixth and final season of Downton Abbey. But, to be honest, it’s a bit of a drag, and a familiar one at that.
Sesame Street, the emblem of our childhoods, has fallen victim to the whims of a generation with a shorter attention span and will officially shorten its episodes to 30 minutes down from its usual hour. The change will take effect November 16.
Not a single completely bare chest on the two-hour season finale of Poldark. Nothing more than a little peek at some chest hair.
Not a very chipper week on Poldark, so most of this week’s abs were glum, broody abs.
This week’s Poldark featured an abundance of bare bedroom muscles. Not mad. There isn’t enough shirtless mining in this show, though. Who cares if it’s Christmas? Surely it’s hot down there.
Here is your weekly update on the abs of Poldark: Ross did some sweaty threshing.
Sonia Manzano, the Puerto Rican actress who has brought to life the character of Maria on PBS’s Sesame Street since 1971, is retiring.
It’s really surprising how much of the latest Masterpiece Theater production I spent wanting to lick this dude’s abs.
Ben Affleck is not having a great week. As rumors fly that his marriage to Jennifer Garner is on the rocks, it appears he may’ve also gotten the PBS genealogy show Finding Your Roots cancelled by requesting that his slave-owning ancestors be omitted from the show.
Ben Affleck really didn’t want people to know that one of his distant ancestors owned slaves—going so far as to lobby celebrity genealogy TV show Finding Your Roots to suppress the segment in which that ancestor is discussed. But we got our hands on a copy of the script—and now you can read the mild interview that…
Well, this is cute: The PBS Kids cartoon Arthur, which has been on the air for approximately six million years, is doing an episode that riffs on Downton Abbey. It will be called "Fountain Abbey," and you can see a brief preview above. Way to keep it on-brand, PBS!
The latest installment of PBS's wonderful series Blank on Blank, in which they pair old interviews with famous people with wonderful animations, is here! And it features the illustrious Bette Davis, speaking about being outspoken and intelligent in her line of business and how the experience of being a woman has…
Here's the last thing I want to hear about as I'm falling asleep: A baby, alone in a treetop, ready to fall over and sustain horrible injuries and/or die, if not from the fall, then from the wolves that will likely come eat it. That's fucked up, so why do parents continue singing this shit at tiny babies? Turns out…