Can anyone tell me when The Paradise, season 2 starts?
When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!
I just reread my email to Masterpiece and I never was specific about a U.S. showing of The Paradise. I just asked if they'd be broadcasting season two. They responded in the affirmative but never gave an exact date.
Please accept my apologies. I may have screwed up!
That said, when these programs are shown in the UK is the television show called "Masterpiece"?
No, "Masterpiece" is an umbrella title created by PBS (it used to be Masterpiece Theater) -- it's a way they can package all the UK miniseries they acquire and present them under a single brand name. Now they have gotten more specific about the descriptions in the program listings, calling some shows Masterpiece Classic, Masterpiece Mystery and Masterpiece Contemporary. They let you know at a glance what kind of series is being shown.
Speaking of Masterpiece, Julian Fellowes is my new hero. He was quoted in the press as being just as frustrated as American viewers are about Downton Abbery not airing at the same time here as it does in the UK:
'Downton Abbey' Creator Slams PBS - The Huffington Post
PBS' reasons for delaying the show are completely self-serving, there's no legal problem forcing them to delay. They just don't want to compete with all the fall premieres.
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PBS has changed so drastically over the years. I remember when they had one or two fundraising episodes a year; now they seem to have them once a month or so. They used to be commercial free; now almost every show has a commercial sponsor. The only difference between PBS and network tv now is that PBS offers more quality programming, especially from the U.K.
I'm not at all surprised to learn that there's no legal reason the BBC shows couldn't be broadcast at the same times here and in the U.K. Just show them at non prime time network hours just as cable tv does. I will no longer contribute to PBS until they change that delayed policy. I, too, love Julian Fellowes.
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