TV Programming Highlights

Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria

Victoria on Masterpiece

The eight-hour drama follows Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from the time she becomes Queen in 1837. She was the first woman who seemed to have it all: a passionate marriage, nine children, and the job of being queen of the world’s most important nation.

Sundays, January 15–March 5, at 9:00 p.m.

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Dr. Jedediah Foster (Josh Radnor) and Nurse Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)

Mercy Street, Series 2

Allegiances blur and loyalties shift as the war pushes the drama beyond the hospital. Follow the growing chaos at Alexandria’s Mansion House, the precarious position of the Green family, and the changing situation of the burgeoning black population.

Sundays, January 22–March 5, at 8:00 p.m.

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Orangutan inspecting Spy Orangutan. Borneo.

Spy In The Wild

A NATURE Miniseries

More than 30 animatronic “spy cameras” disguised as animals secretly record animal behavior in the wild. These Spy Creatures reveal that animals show emotions and behavior similar to humans—a capacity to love, grieve, deceive, cooperate and invent.

Wednesdays, February 1–March 1 at 8:00 p.m.

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. gazes out towards the ruins of the ancient city of Meroë in Sudan.

Africa’s Great Civilizations

Beginning with Africa’s ancient history as the cradle of mankind, this documentary series with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. brings to life the epic stories of both little-known and celebrated African kingdoms and cultures.

Monday, February 27, at 9:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, February 28–Wednesday, March 1 at 9:00 p.m.

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Il Volo and Plácido Domingo

Il Volo Notte Magica

Join the international superstar trio and special guest Plácido Domingo for a magical night of music beneath the stars in Florence, Italy’s beautiful Santa Croce Square. Il Volo pays tribute to the Three Tenors with songs in true operatic style.

Thursday, March 2, at 8:00 p.m.

 

Phillipa Soo and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hamilton’s America

GREAT PERFORMANCES follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton and the history behind it. Interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Nas, Questlove, Stephen Sondheim and more.

Friday, March 3, at 9:00 p.m.

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