PBS releases statement, reminding America why it's important (and cheap)

So, as many have no doubt heard, Trump plans to cut funding to the arts by slashing (or eliminating) the budgets for National Endowment For The Arts, the National Endowment For The Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. This includes funding to PBS. Now, I don't want to get all political (actually that's a lie), but honestly that's not the point of...
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New trailer reminds you Sesame Street will be on HBO in the new year

Earlier this year, we learned that SESAME STREET would be partially relocating to the cable confines of HBO. For the 46th season, HBO would be airing first-run episodes of the classic PBS series, while also gaining access to past seasons of the show, which you can now let your kids binge-watch on HBO's apps and on-demand set-up when you want them to be quiet for a little bit and learn...
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After 46 years on PBS, Sesame Street is moving to HBO

After almost fifty years of being broadcast on public television, iconic children's television program Sesame Street will be moving to premium cable network HBO. Before you start applauding that the show no longer needs to abide by language or sexual censorship, HBO plans to retain the same high bar of excellence Sesame Street has always held while expanding the brand even more....
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Sherlock's Christmas special to get theatrical release; first clip revealed

The fourth season of BBC's Sherlock hasn't even been written yet (groan) but a Sherlock Christmas special is on the way and some of us may even get the chance to see it on the big screen. During the Sherlock Comic-Con panel, series co-creator Steven Moffat made mention that the special will be getting a theatrical release in "select theaters" around the world....
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Could a Downton Abbey movie follow the show's sixth and final season?

Last week we let you know that Downton Abbey, beloved period show and home for snarky old ladies, would be closing its doors following its sixth season. For those of you wanting to see more from the Crawley family you might be in luck; Downton Abbey executive producer Gareth Neame took questions from the press shortly after the official announcement and the subject of a possible film...
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Downton Abbey will finally close its doors following its sixth season

Are there any Downton Abbey fans out there? Come on, it’s one of the most watched shows in the world so there’s got to be some of you. TV Line has reported that the show will come to an end at the close of its sixth season. The reasoning behind ending the show is apparently a practical one; the cast’s contracts are up at the end of season six and most of them would...
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Ridley Scott produced Civil War medical drama to air on PBS

Looks like Ridley Scott 's latest television effort will be airing with some prestige as his Civil War era medical drama will find a home Sunday nights on PBS. Deadline reports that the untitled series that follows nurses during the tumultuous era in American history will begin airing in 2016. The series joins recent PBS hits DOWNTON ABBEY and SHERLOCK which both originated as BBC...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman reflects on happiness in moving animated short

When I first heard that Philip Seymour Hoffman had passed away I was sitting on my couch and watching the report on TV. From there, I turned to my movie shelf and felt the lump in my throat grow as I recognized each and every memory the great actor was leaving for us. Thankfully he will continue to appear on screen in a number of projects he had been working on. Today...
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TV Review: Sherlock - Season 3 Episode 2: "The Sign of Three"

NOTE: Join us every Sunday as we review the latest episode of SHERLOCK... . EPISODE: "The Sign of Three" SYNOPSIS : Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all – delivering a Best Man’s speech on John’s wedding day! But all isn’t quite as it seems. Mortal danger stalks the reception – and someone might not make it to the...
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Cool Videos: Gritty Reboots' PBS: The Movie is like The Avengers meets PBS

The folks at Gritty Reboots have created another hybrid trailer, this time tackling the clever angle of bridging PBS "superheroes" with an THE AVENGERS-style storyline. You'll recognize many familiar "characters," such as Mr. Rogers, Carl Sagan, Bob Ross, and Bill Nye, all teaming up to save the world from reality TV and the thirst for real knowledge. It's a fun and original concept,...
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It's going to be a beautiful day in the neighborhood! A Mr. Rogers biopic is coming!

It struck me randomly the other day that there are going to be whole generations of children who will have no clue who Fred Rogers was. As a kid, I remember watching Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street back to back. Hell, I learned how to tie my shoes from watching his show. But, sadly, when Rogers died in 2003, he took his legacy with him. What children get now is a cartoon reboot called...
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