Mark your calendars!


PBS has released its spring 2019 primetime schedule, and our calendars are at the ready—we won't be missing any of our favorite shows this season. According to PBS, the lineup is "brimming with new drama, music, arts, history, science, nature and more, as well as returning seasons of favorite series." Sounds great, can't wait. Read on for a listing of this year's premieres and an abbreviated schedule (beginning in January, because it's never too early in the year to start watching PBS). You can also press play below on a snippet of these exciting upcoming shows.

Watch the preview:


Antiques Roadshow, Season 23
Monday, January 7, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET

Victoria, Season 3
Sundays, January 13-March 3, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

Victoria and Albert: The Wedding, a two-part special with English historian Lucy Worsley
Sundays, January 13 and 20, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Season 5
Tuesdays, January 8-February 26; April 2 and 9, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

The Dictator's Playbook, limited series
Wednesdays, January 9-February 13, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

NATURE Equus: Story of the Horse, two-part special
Wednesdays, January 16 and 23, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET

The King, an Elvis-themed musical road trip
Monday, January 28, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET


Margaret: The Rebel Princess, two-part special
Sundays, February 10 and 17, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

Hale County This Morning, This Evening, a documentary about Hale County, Alabama
Monday, February 11, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me, American Masters
Tuesday, February 19, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET

Charley Pride: I'm Just Me, American Masters
Friday, February 22, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET


Birgit Nilsson, Great Performances
Friday, March 22, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET

Call the Midwife, Season 8
Sundays, beginning March 31, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET

Mrs. Wilson, limited series
Sunday, March 31, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET; Sunday, April 7, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET


La Traviata, Great Performances at The Met
Friday, April 5, 9:00-11:30 p.m. ET

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, limited series
Tuesdays, April 9 and 16, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World, limited series
Wednesdays, April 17-May 22, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

NATURE American Spring: LIVE on PBS, a live three-night event celebrating the season
Monday-Wednesday, April 29-May 1, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET

For more information, read the full press release and check the Masterpiece on PBS national broadcast schedule, which is updated frequently with the latest airing information. PBS also recommends "to consult your local station listings for more detailed information about Masterpiece broadcasts in your area." Our to-watch lists are looking better already.

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What shows are you most looking forward to watching this spring? What PBS shows are you hoping to see returning this year and next?