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Mercy Street

29 January 2016 12:49 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: PBS

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: January 17, 2016 — present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Radnor, Gary Cole, Peter Gerety, Donna Murphy, Norbert Leo Butz, McKinley Belcher III, Shalita Grant, L. Scott Caldwell, Hannah James, Wade Williams, AnnaSophia Robb, Tara Summers, Brad Koed, Luke Macfarlane, Cameron Monaghan, Suzanne Bertish, and Cherry Jones.

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This Civil War era historical drama focuses on the doctors, nurses, contraband laborers, and Confederate loyalists at the Mansion House Hospital in Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia. It is set prior to the Emancipation Proclamation.

A New Englander, abolitionist, and feminist, widowed nurse Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) trained under Dorothea Dix, and is new to Mansion House Hospital. Struggling with guilt over her inability to save the life of »

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‘Mercy Street’ Star Mary Elizabeth Winstead Talks Challenges of Playing a Civil War Nurse (Video)

15 January 2016 2:59 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who starred in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” returns to the 19th century for the new drama “Mercy Street,” the first scripted PBS series shot in the U.S. in a decade. The six-episode series follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War in Alexandria, Virginia, and co-stars Shalita Grant (“NCIS: New Orleans”) and Josh Radnor (“How I Met Your Mother”). “I’m pumped for people to see it,” Winstead told TheWrap. “It’s such a talented group of people, such a great story, a great bunch of stories kind of interwoven together … I think it’s. »

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Josh Radnor, Gary Cole and the 'Mercy Street' Cast On Bringing The Brutal Truths of The Civil War to PBS

15 January 2016 12:03 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The next big medical drama to launch this year comes with a unique edge, especially if certain scenes from "Gone With the Wind" scarred you as a child.  Read More: Watch: 'Mercy Street' Trailer Brings Josh Radnor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Civil War Virginia PBS's "Mercy Street," launching this Sunday, features a large ensemble cast including Gary Cole, Josh Radnor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, AnnaSophia Robb, Jack Falahee and Hannah James, who populate an occupied Richmond, Virgina during the Civil War. Radnor plays a doctor trying his best to treat the patients housed under the roof of local businessman James Green (Cole), whose daughters Alice and Emma (Robb and James) find themselves sharing space with not just wounded soldiers, but newcomers to town like Mary (Winstead), an abolitionist nurse from the North.  To get some sense of "Mercy Street's" epic yet intimate scope, Indiewire sat down with the above-mentioned. »

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Josh Radnor, Gary Cole and the 'Mercy Street' Cast On Bringing The Brutal Truths of The Civil War to PBS

15 January 2016 12:03 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The next big medical drama to launch this year comes with a unique edge, especially if certain scenes from "Gone With the Wind" scarred you as a child.  Read More: Watch: 'Mercy Street' Trailer Brings Josh Radnor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Civil War Virginia PBS's "Mercy Street," launching this Sunday, features a large ensemble cast including Gary Cole, Josh Radnor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, AnnaSophia Robb, Jack Falahee and Hannah James, who populate an occupied Richmond, Virgina during the Civil War. Radnor plays a doctor trying his best to treat the patients housed under the roof of local businessman James Green (Cole), whose daughters Alice and Emma (Robb and James) find themselves sharing space with not just wounded soldiers, but newcomers to town like Mary (Winstead), an abolitionist nurse from the North.  To get some sense of "Mercy Street's" epic yet intimate scope, Indiewire sat down with the above-mentioned. »

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“Mercy Street” explores conflicts between nurses on opposite sides of the Civil War

14 January 2016 3:21 PM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Mercy Street, a six-part drama series is set in Alexandria, Va., in 1862 and follows two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War. New Englander Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Confederate supporter Emma Green (Hannah James) have an ideological clash at the Union Army’s Mansion House Hospital, formerly the Green family’s luxury hotel. Inspired by real accounts from Mansion House doctors and nurses, Mercy Street also stars Josh Radnor, Gary Cole, Peter Gerety, Norbert Leo Butz, McKinley Belcher III and Shalita Grant. Mercy Street premieres on PBS Sunday, Jan. 17, at 10pm Et/Pt following Downton Abbey (check … Continue reading →

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TV Review: ‘Mercy Street’

13 January 2016 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mercy Street” tries to be a lot of things at once: It’s a historical exploration of the divided loyalties of the Civil War, a costume drama with mild comic elements, an occasionally harrowing medical saga, and a coming-of-age story for several of its lead protagonists. At times, the show’s attempts to knit these strands into a unified whole get tangled or frayed, but its cast is generally quite good, and for aficionados of period pieces and 19th century history, “Mercy Street” offers a number of enticements.

Be forewarned, however: There will be blood. The drama shows characters boozing, taking drugs, having sex and cutting into diseased flesh — but this is still PBS, and nothing is inserted just for shock value. That said, one or two “Mercy Street” medical interventions may cause the queasy to look away. Along with “The Knick,” “A Young Doctor’s Notebook” and elements of “Outlander, »

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Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba and Jon Hamm Among 100 Celebrities Praising President Obama for New Gun-Control Measures

8 January 2016 11:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde and Jon Hamm are among 113 stars thanking President Barack Obama for introducing new executive orders on gun control this week. "Like you, and like most Americans, we have had Enough. We have had enough of seeing unthinkable tragedies happen and nothing being done," reads a letter signed by the stars and organized by the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence. "This level of depravity should rattle anyone with a conscience. We have seen how it has visibly." The letter names recent mass shootings - from Sandy Hook to San Bernardino - as evidence that action needs to be taken. »

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More Than 100 Celebrities Praise President Obama For New Gun-Control Orders: 'Thank You for Beginning to End This National Disgrace'

8 January 2016 11:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde and Jon Hamm are among 113 stars thanking President Barack Obama for introducing new executive orders on gun control this week. "Like you, and like most Americans, we have had Enough. We have had enough of seeing unthinkable tragedies happen and nothing being done," reads a letter signed by the stars and organized by the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence. "This level of depravity should rattle anyone with a conscience. We have seen how it has visibly." The letter names recent mass shootings - from Sandy Hook to San Bernardino - as evidence that action needs to be taken. »

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Mercy Street: Josh Radnor and Ken Burns Discuss the New PBS Series

4 January 2016 4:36 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Below, watch Mercy Street star, Josh Radnor, discuss his new Civil War era drama, with filmmaker Ken Burns. Burns' television documentary mini-series, The Civl War first debuted on PBS in 1990. The six-part Mercy Street TV series premieres on PBS, Sunday, January 17, at 10:00pm Et/Pt, after Downton Abbey.

Based on real life events, Mercy Street is set in Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia. The cast includes: Radnor,  Mary Elizabeth Winstead,  Gary Cole,  Peter Gerety, Norbert Leo Butz, McKinley Belcher III, Shalita Grant, and Hannah James. Cherry Jones guest stars as Dorothea Dix.

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