Celebrate the New Year with new series and seasons on PBS Wisconsin
December 18, 2023 Leave a Comment
With a new year comes a new schedule of PBS Wisconsin viewer favorites and brand new programs!
Finding Your Roots
Season 10 premieres 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2
In the new season, 18 celebrities are joined by three non-celebrity guests, chosen to appear on the show following a nation-wide casting call. The acclaimed series continues its use of the latest DNA technology, along with genealogical detective work, to help new guests learn about their family’s past.
Season 3 premieres 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6
Emmy Award-winning producer and host Cat Neville profiles people who approach their work with a focus on authenticity, quality and sustainability as they craft products that are defining the flavor of American food and drink.
Season 3 premieres 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6
Chef and standup comedian Alex Thomopoulos teams up with some of America’s most innovative chefs, purveyors and food artisans as they cook up a feast using each region’s seasonal ingredients and little-known food treasures. This season, follow along as the team travels from the California coast to Oregon, Utah and New England.
Miss Scarlet and The Duke on Masterpiece
Season 4 premieres 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7
Eliza has taken over the business of Nash & Sons (not that he has any sons), and things are not going entirely smoothly, although help comes from some familiar sources. Outside of work, her relationship with William (the Duke) builds towards a looming decision that will shape both their lives.
All Creatures Great and Small on Masterpiece
Season 4 premieres 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7
It’s spring 1940, and with Europe at war, the community in Darrowby are pulling together more than ever before. With Tristan away serving, Siegfried and James bring in some extra hands to help around the practice. Happily married, Helen and James begin to think about their future despite the looming possibility that James could be called up to serve.
Season 28 premieres 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8
Season 28 of this beloved PBS show strikes it big with discoveries filmed at historic locations in five distinctive cities across the country, including a first-ever stop in Anchorage, Alaska!
John McGivern’s Main Streets
Season 2 premieres 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18
Actor, comedian and television host John McGivern travels the Upper Midwest to celebrate the people who live there and the unique attractions, history and businesses of each community.
Season 14 premieres 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18
From coffee and community-supported agriculture to cheese making and fine dining, Wisconsin Foodie introduces you to the people who grow and prepare food for a living.
Season 36 premieres 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23
TV’s most-watched history series brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.
Season 51 premieres 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31
NOVA brings you stories from the frontlines of science and engineering, answering the big questions of today and tomorrow, from how our ancestors lived to whether parallel universes exist and how technology will transform our lives.
Treasures with Bettany Hughes
Premieres 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7
Boasting unique access and state-of-the-art technology, host and historian Bettany Hughes investigates the most remarkable treasures of civilization that reveal the story of humanity.
The Yorkshire Vet
Premieres 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7
Julian Norton is joined by his partner, fellow vet and former James Herriot trainee, Peter Wright, as well as their dedicated team of staff at Skeldale Veterinary Centre (Herriot’s original practice). Viewers get an inside look at the practice, based in the picturesque market town of Thirsk, North Yorkshire, and its clientele – both two-legged and four-legged! This show is perfect for fans of All Creatures Great and Small!
Premieres 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7
Blackpool beauty queen Barbara Parker decides to swap her pageant life for comedy television in 1960s London. After landing an audition, Barbara finds that being a woman and finding her voice in a largely male environment has its own challenges.