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‘Secrets of the Dead,’ ‘Nature’ and more new seasons coming in October!

September 26, 2022 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

Settle into October with a slew of new seasons of PBS favorites, from Austin City Limits to Secrets of the Dead. 

Watch these programs on PBS Wisconsin or anytime on the free PBS Video App on every device that you stream TV, including Roku, Apple TV, smart phones, smart TVs and more!

Austin City Limits

Season 48 premieres 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2

The first half of this season’s stellar slate of highly-anticipated acts includes Brandi Carlile, Japanese Breakfast, Arlo Parks, Allison Russell, Robert Earl Keen, ACL Hall of Famer Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Cimafunk and more.

Wisconsin Life

Season 9 premieres 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6

Host Angela Fitzgerald continues her exploration of Wisconsin’s people and places.

Pati’s Mexican Table

Season 11 premieres 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8

Pati explores the region of Nuevo León, a sprawling northeastern border state with miles of desert and a beautiful mountain range. 

This Old House

Season 44 premieres 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8

Follow along for new renovation projects from Georgia and Massachusetts!

Ask This Old House

Season 21 premieres 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8

Ask This Old House solves the steady stream of home improvement problems faced by viewers – and they make house calls to Texas, Pennsylvania, Maryland and more! 

Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators

Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton) and Lu Shakespeare (Jo Joyner). (C) BBC Studios – Photographer: Matt Towers.

Season 4 premieres 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8

Mismatched detectives Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton) and Lu Shakespeare (Jo Joyner) take on nine brand-new cases in the picturesque surroundings of Stratford-upon-Avon. 

Secrets of the Dead  

A man and woman sit under a tree.

Cat Jarman & Charles Spencer on Althorp Grounds. Photo courtesy of Spun Gold.

Season 20 premieres 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9

Dive deep into archaeological discoveries, the final days of Pompeii, the parallels between the decline of the Roman Empire and today, and more.

Midsomer Murders

Season 21 premieres 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13

Follow Barnaby and Winter as they take on cases that bring them to dance extravaganzas, museums, fishing competitions and a manor that houses highly valued beehives.

Weekends with Yankee 

Season 5 premieres 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15

Explore the unique attractions, flavors and culture of New England with world-class explorer Richard Wiese and Yankee magazine senior food editor Amy Traverso.

Miss Scarlet and the Duke on Masterpiece  

Season 2 premieres 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16

Eliza has solved a very personal case that vexed her throughout Season 1; her relationship with William (“the Duke”) continues to slowly simmer; and she continues to face the challenges of being a female private detective in Victorian London.


Season 41 premieres 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19

Conservation stories are at the forefront of Nature’s upcoming season, as it explores the push and pull between the natural world and humanity.


Season 3 premieres 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21

DS Ellie Miller and DI Alec Hardy are called in to investigate a serious sexual assault in the Dorset community.

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television

Season 6 premieres 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

A supersized season brings Christopher Kimball and the Milk Street Crew to places like Morocco, Greece, Italy, Brazil and more. 

Sara’s Weeknight Meals

Season 11 premieres 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

From California and Vancouver to Turkey and Spain, Sara meets people who are creating culinary delights with new and interesting ingredients.

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