Pioneers of Television Returns
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Ryan Seacrest narrates the third season of this Emmy-nominated series, which reveals intriguing behind-the-scenes stories and fascinating facts about television shows and programming genres that continue to influence the medium today. New interviews with legendary stars and never-before-seen images mix with timeless footage that continues to entertain viewers decades later.
Pioneers of Television Season 3
Tuesday at 7pm on PBS North
January 15 - February 5
January 15: Funny Ladies
See the first standup comediennes to appear on television and the sitcom stars who followed.
January 22: Primetime Soaps
Trace the arc of nighttime soaps, from “Peyton Place” to “Knots Landing.”
January 29: Superheroes
Survey decades of superheroes, from “Superman” in the 1950s to “The Greatest American Hero” in the 80s.
February 5: Miniseries
Join the stars of landmark miniseries who comment on the influence of their genre today.