Elephants graze in an African park.

‘Van der Valk,’ ‘Rivers of Life’ and more new seasons premiering in September!

August 29, 2022 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

Drama, nature and cooking fans – rejoice! We’ve got brand new seasons of your favorites, from Van der Valk on Masterpiece to Rivers of Life, arriving in September. Watch these new seasons on PBS Wisconsin or download the free PBS Video App on every device that you stream TV, including Roku, Apple TV, smart phones, smart TVs and more!

Cook’s Country

Season 15 premieres 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

In season 15, hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison return along with test cooks Bryan Roof, Christie Morrison, Ashley Moore, Lawman Johnson and Morgan Bolling. They cook regional specialties from across the U.S. (Minnesota’s Tater Tot Hotdish, New Mexican Biscochitos, Tampa’s Cuban Sandwich and more) and tackle classic U.S. American fare and weeknight workhorses (Spaghetti Carbonara, Lard Fried Chicken, Roast Pork Loin with 40 Cloves of Garlic and more).

Why Race Matters

Season 2 premieres Monday, Sept. 12

PBS Wisconsin’s Why Race Matters elevates issues of importance affecting Wisconsin’s Black communities. Producer and host Angela Fitzgerald connects in conversation with everyday people whose work and commitments center on race, identity and achieving racial equity in the state. The program shares the layered, lived experiences of Black people in Wisconsin, exploring topics simultaneously historic and urgent — offering hope, guidance and resources to thrive.

Van der Valk on Masterpiece

Season 2 premieres 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25

Marc Warren (The Good Wife) reprises his role as Commissaris Piet Van der Valk in the second season of the Amsterdam-set police drama.

Rivers of Life

Season 2 premieres 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28

Featuring breathtaking photography, the second season of this landmark series explores Africa’s wildest river, the Zambezi; Europe’s Danube River, which travels through more countries than any other river; and North America’s great frozen river, the Yukon. Journey from source to mouth and travel through awe-inspiring landscapes to discover the spectacular wildlife and fascinating people that thrive along three of Earth’s greatest rivers.

1 thought on “‘Van der Valk,’ ‘Rivers of Life’ and more new seasons premiering in September!”

  • I would enjoy your imported programs so much more if the closed captions were larger. BBC News has captions that are large and usually accurate rather than weird and hilarious. So many of the NATURE programs have deafeningly loud music which makes it hard to enjoy the gorgeous scenery and narration. Nature itself has the sounds of wildlife and NO amplified orchestras concealed in the woods and mountains!

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