PBS Takes the Wraps Off Key Dates, Including the Premiere for ‘Downton Abbey’s’ Final Season

Oct 20, 2015  •  Post A Comment

Although one key date was missing from the schedule, PBS has unveiled a batch of premiere dates for early 2016. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the rollout for the hotly anticipated final season of “Downton Abbey” is set for Jan. 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The show’s sixth and last season will air Sundays through March 6, with a week off when the Oscars air Feb. 28.

One key date that was not released was the date for PBS’s “Sherlock” special, which is still being given as “sometime in 2016.”

Among the key dates unveiled by PBS: Season 20 of “Antiques Roadshow” bows Jan. 4; season 3 of “Finding Your Roots” premieres Jan. 5; the new series “Mercy Street” debuts Jan. 17.

“Independent Lens” breaks out “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” Feb. 23.

Season 5 of “Call the Midwife” premieres April 3, with Ken Burns’ “Jackie Robinson” to debut April 11-12.

Also, season 4 of “Mr. Selfridge” is set to roll out sometime in March, with season 2 of “Grantchester” on tap for April.

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