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Celebrate the New Year with new series and seasons on PBS Wisconsin

December 18, 2023 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

With a new year comes a new schedule of PBS Wisconsin viewer favorites and brand new programs!

New Seasons

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.

Moveable Feast

A man and woman combine ingredients in bowls on a table while doing a cooking demonstration outdoors.

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.

Antiques Roadshow

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.

Wisconsin Foodie

Wisconsin Foodie host Luke Zahm smiles at the camera from within a low-lit restaurant and bar.

Wisconsin Foodie host Luke Zahm. Photo credit: Althea Dotzour.

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.

American Experience

The new season of American Experience will begin with the episode, “Nazi Town, USA,” exploring the rise of the German American Bund, an organization of American Nazis in the 1930s. In the photo above: A German American Bund parade in New York City on East 86th St. Oct. 30, 1937.

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.


A whale skeleton lays on sandy ground.

A whale fossil in the “Valley of the Whales,” which is explored in NOVA’s first episode of the new season, “When Whales Could Walk.” Photo credit: Ahmed Mosaad/CC BY-SA 4.0.

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.

New Seasons

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!

Funny Woman

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.

5 thoughts on “Celebrate the New Year with new series and seasons on PBS Wisconsin”

  • Julie J Seehafer says:

    I love the combination of returning favorites and new series that will be airing on PBS Wisconsin in 2024. I also appreciate the ability to stream these series and others (e.g. from Walter’s Choice). Great job PBS Wisconsin programmers! I know I will be binge watching my favorites on many a cold winter evening.

    • Thank you for the kind words, Julie! We’re glad to hear you’re enjoying our programming and the PBS App. Happy viewing!

  • I am excited to see these upcoming programs and enjoy PBS Wisconsin every time I visit for several months; I only wish that PBS in San Diego had the same program lineup as you offer in Milwaukee and Appleton WI areas. I wish it were the same as I like your lineup much better in WI than we are offered in CA.; so when I travel I can’t enjoy continuing the same programming. I have contributed to PBS in CA or WI when I can over the years, and find the viewing interesting and enjoyable to watch. Thank you, PBS!

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