New year, new shows – preview PBS Wisconsin’s new January series!

December 20, 2021 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

A Jules Verne adaptation, emergency responders of the Australian outback and a psychological thriller featuring the talented Gillian Anderson – find all of this and more in the new series debuting on PBS Wisconsin in January!

Around the World in 80 Days on Masterpiece

7 p.m. Sundays, beginning Jan. 2

Get ready to set sail in the hot air balloon with Phileas Fogg, Passepartout and Fix in a brand-new adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic novel.

RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service

9 p.m. Saturdays, beginning Jan. 8

Follow the modern-day heroes of the Royal Flying Doctor Service as they navigate private lives as turbulent and profound as the heart-stopping emergencies they attend to across some of the most beautiful and inhospitable places in the Australian outback.

Stars on Stage from Westport Country Playhouse

A solo female singer performs on stage.

3 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 9-23

Celebrate three of Broadway’s biggest stars in this new concert series, featuring Tony and Olivier award-winner Gavin Creel; chart-topping Billboard artist Shoshana Bean (pictured above); and Tony, Emmy and Grammy award-nominee Brandon Victor Dixon.

Climate Change: Ade on the Frontline 

9 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 12

As the global climate crisis intensifies, former Paralympian Ade Adepitan travels the world to unearth solutions to our environmental problems, whether natural or technological. 

How She Rolls

7:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Jan. 20

Meet Carrie Morey, an award-winning baker, cookbook author and entrepreneur who is growing a tiny made-by-hand mail order biscuit company into a booming business.  

The Fall

8 p.m. Fridays, beginning Jan. 28

Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson, pictured above) plays a game of cat and mouse with serial killer Paul Spector in this smart psychological thriller.


9 p.m. Fridays, beginning Jan. 28

Detective Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft and Detective Sergeant Katherine Stevens find their paths crossing when Katherine begins investigating a cold murder case.

2 thoughts on “New year, new shows – preview PBS Wisconsin’s new January series!”

  • I would like to watch some of these shows but I don’t know how to connect to them on my computer. I live in Houston, Tx. Can you help me with the connection?

    • Hi Bridget! I have updated the show titles with links that you can click to view them – most are available to watch on and after their premiere date (listed below the show title, above). Many of these shows will also be available on the free PBS Video App to view on other devices.

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