By my count, 215 new programs and program seasons from the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada premiered stateside in 2016. Of them, here are my picks for the best 20 that were brand-spanking-new to the US.
The third series of Shetland, one of the best returning seasons amongst British TV programs in 2016, is set to premiere on KCET, the largest independent public TV station in the US.
Tonight marks the start of Wallnder: The Final Season, Sir Kenneth Branagh’s last-ever episodes starring as Swedish detective Kurt Wallander.
Sir Kenneth Branagh and Joanne Froggatt spoke about their upcoming TV programs during PBS’s final presentations yesterday at the Winter 2016 TCA Press Tour.
There will be several new cast members in the third and final series of the hit crime drama The Fall, which has begun filming in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
ITV has announced that Anna Friel leads the star-studded ensemble cast for its new noir crime drama Marcella, penned by BAFTA-nominated Swedish writer Hans Rosenfeldt.
“Seems it never rains in Southern California,” sang Briton Albert Hammond in the early ’70s, but it will be pouring British programs here during KCET’s 2015/2016 TV season.
October brings the highly-anticipated returns of two fan favorite shows, as well as UK program premieres in the US that are sure to please more than a few viewers.