Yes, PBS Has A Fall Schedule Too
Amidst all of this week’s upfront hoopla about the broadcast networks’ fall plans, mixed in with a slew of Internet Week New York activities, who has time to pay attention to PBS announcing its fall schedule? Deadline.com and Around the Net, that’s who!
No return of “Downton Abbey” until 2013, it seems, but the six-part UK hit “Call the Midwife” will run Sunday nights, followed by season two of the new “Upstairs Downstairs.” Also on the schedule: a two-part Ken Burns documentary remembering “The Dust Bowl,” Tuesday night election-oriented documentaries leading up to the U.S. presidential election itself; and “Broadway or Bust,” a three–part series chronicling teens competing in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (the Jimmys). The Deadline editors call it a possible nod to “Smash,” but it seems “Glee”-full to us.