Wow: PBS Releases an Impressive Lineup of Fall Programming — Vladimir Putin, Vietnam and Scarlett Johansson Are Just the Beginning

Jul 12, 2017  •  Post A Comment

PBS rolled out its fall 2017 programming slate today, featuring a lineup anchored by the 10-part documentary series “The Vietnam War,” directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

The schedule also features returning dramas “Poldark” and “The Durrells in Corfu,” along with holiday specials for “Last Tango in Halifax” and “Call the Midwife.”

The “Frontline” series will examine Russian President Vladimir Putin in a two-part documentary exploring his rise, rule and motivations, airing Oct. 25 and Nov. 1.

A new season of “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” is also on the way, along with a weekly Friday night salute to Broadway, including a special tribute to Harold Prince. This season of “Finding Your Roots” will delve into the family trees of celebrities including Aziz Ansari, Scarlett Johansson, Ted Danson, Larry David, Ava DuVernay, Bryant Gumbel, Garrison Keillor, William H. Macy, Amy Schumer and Christopher Walken.

Taping this fall for broadcast in January 2018 will be “Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.”

PBS also plans TCA Press Tour sessions featuring Ken Burns, Martin Sheen, Tony winner Denis O’Hare and Bryant Gumbel.

Click here for the extensive lineup info in today’s announcement.

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