Preview of new period dramas features cockney accents, Jeremy Piven shouting a lot and a hint of an end to spoilers
The quest by PBS to fill the Downton Abbey-sized gap in American TV viewers' hearts continues this weekend with a boost to its lineup of British period drama imports. Season two of the sepia-tinted UK hit Call the Midwife, which has earned accolades from real midwives the world over, and the new show Mr Selfridge, based on the eponymous American department store mogul, premiere Sunday.
At the New York Times Center on Thursday, PBS executives offered the first official Us previews of the shows, which will attempt to capitalize on Downton Abbey's phenomenal success.
- Amanda Holpuch
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