PBS Primetime Program Highlights – January 3-9

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Week of January 3-9, 2016

Program photos, releases and videos for selected shows available on PBS PressRoom® (http://www.pbs.org/pressroom).

 

In this week’s highlights:

  1. On-air Picks of the Week
  2. New and Notable Videos               
  3. Local Connections Google Map
  4. PBS Primetime Schedule, Sunday-Saturday

 

On-air Picks of the Week

  • *NEW* It’s DOWNTON ABBEY night on PBS! First, catch COUNTDOWN TO DOWNTON ABBEY at 8:00 p.m. followed by the premiere of DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE at 9:00 p.m. and end the night with DOWNTON ABBEY: A CELEBRATION at 10:00 p.m.
  • *NEW* ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Spokane” premieres Monday, January 4, 2016, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.
  • *NEW* FRONTLINE “Netanyahu at War” premieres Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

 

  • *NEW* IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE “A Celebration of Creativity” premieres Friday, January 8, 2016, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.

 

New and Notable Video

Full-length programs:

  • INDEPENDENT LENS “Autism in Love” full-length episode. Premieres Monday, January 11, 2016, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET (check local listings).

 

  • NATURE “Natural Born Hustlers: Staying Alive” full-length episode. Premieres Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings).

Embeddable Clips:

  • DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE preview. Premieres Sundays, January 3-February 21; finale March 6, 2016, 9:00 p.m. ET.

 

  • MERCY STREET “There is Mercy” preview. Premieres Sundays, January 17-February 21, 2016, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

 

 

Local Connections Google Map

  • Below is a link to our Local Connections Google Map, which includes information connecting national programs to local markets. Visit the map at: http://ow.ly/clSq7.

We will update this map weekly, so be sure to check back for updates.

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016
8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* COUNTDOWN TO DOWNTON ABBEY (HD) (TV-G)

Join Broadway’s Kelli O’Hara to count down the moments to the final season with interviews and clips.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/c/COUNTDOWN-TO-DOWNTON.aspx

9:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE CLASSIC (MAST) (HD)

Tune in for the final season of a television legend as momentous changes threaten.

Watch an embeddable clip.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/m/MASTERPIECE/Downton-Abbey-Season-6.aspx

@masterpiecepbs | #DowntonPBS

 

“Episode 1” (#4601) (TV-PG)

Rejoin the family and staff as extortion and downsizing threaten Downton Abbey.

10:00-11:00 PM:

*NEW* DOWNTON ABBEY: A CELEBRATION (HD) (TV-G)

Continue the excitement as the final season begins and savor favorite moments from past seasons.

MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Spokane” (#2001) (HD) (TV-G)

Celebrate our 20th anniversary with a new generation of treasures, plus a $200,000-$300,000 find!

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/ANTIQUES-ROADSHOW.aspx

#antiquesroadshow

9:00-10:00 PM:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Pittsburgh” (#1608) (HD) (TV-G) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/ANTIQUES-ROADSHOW.aspx

#antiquesroadshow

10:00-11:00 PM:

*NEW* INDEPENDENT LENS “Chuck Norris vs. Communism” (#1705) (HD) (TV-PG)

See how the power of cinema ignited a revolution in 1980s Romania.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/i/INDEPENDENT-LENS.aspx

@IndependentLens | #IndieLens

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* FINDING YOUR ROOTS “The Stories We Tell” (#301) (HD) (TV-PG,L)

Discover the mysteries behind the family stories of Donna Brazile, Ty Burrell and Kara Walker.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/f/Finding-Your-Roots.aspx

#FindingYourRoots

 

9:00-11:00 PM:

*NEW* FRONTLINE “Netanyahu at War” (#3404) (HD) (EXEMPT)

Get the inside story of the bitter clash between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/f/FRONTLINE.aspx

@frontlinepbs

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

NATURE “Animal Odd Couples” (#3003) (HD) (TV-PG) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/n/NATURE.aspx

@PBSNature

 

9:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* NOVA “Secret Tunnel Warfare” (#4301) (HD) (TV-PG)

Join archaeologists who reveal traces of WWI’s most devastating, ultra-secret tunneling operation.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/n/NOVA.aspx

 

10:00 PM-12:00 AM:

*NEW* PARTICLE FEVER (HD) (TV-PG)

Follow six scientists for the launch of history’s largest experiment, the Large Hadron Collider.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/p/PARTICLE-FEVER.aspx

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016

8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR (#1410) (HD) (TV-G)

THIS OLD HOUSE: Front porch flooring; modern hearths. ASK THIS OLD HOUSE: Solutions and preparations for winter.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/t/THIS-OLD-HOUSE-HOUR.aspx

 

9:00-9:30 PM:

PBS PREVIEWS: THE BEST OF PBS INDIES (#101) (HD) (TV-G) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/p/PBS-PREVIEWS-Best-of-Indies.aspx

9:30-10:00 PM

MUSTANG – JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/m/MUSTANG—JOURNEY-OF-TRANSFORMATION.aspx

10:00-11:00 PM:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Spokane” (#2001) (HD) (TV-G) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/ANTIQUES-ROADSHOW.aspx

#antiquesroadshow

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016

8:00-8:30 PM:

*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL (#5528) (HD) (EXEMPT)

Join Gwen Ifill and noted journalists for a discussion of the big stories from DC.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/w/WASHINGTON-WEEK-WITH-GWEN-IFILL.aspx

@washingtonweek | #WashingtonWeek

 

8:30-9:00 PM:

*NEW* CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK (#326) (HD) (EXEMPT)

Join Charlie Rose for highlights of conversations with the week’s guests on his nightly program.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/c/CHARLIE-ROSE-THE-WEEK.aspx

9:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE “A Celebration of Creativity” (IPWH) (#2201) (HD)

Join President and Mrs. Obama for a tribute to art and literature in American musical forms.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/i/IN-PERFORMANCE-AT-THE-WHITE-HOUSE.aspx

10:00-11:00 PM:

FIRST YOU DREAM: THE MUSIC OF KANDER & EBB (FIYD) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/f/FIRST-YOU-DREAM.aspx

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016

9:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Kendrick Lamar” (#4108) (TV-PG) (HD)

Experience the contemporary hip-hop of superstar Kendrick Lamar. http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/AUSTIN-CITY-LIMITS.aspx

 

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