'Death in Paradise' Season 4 Premieres on KCET


Your day just got brighter, "Death in Paradise" fans. Season four of the hit BBC detective drama makes its KCET debut tonight at 8:47 p.m., following "Doc Martin," and re-airs at midnight.

Unlike past seasons, the show will also now be available to stream online (for L.A. Designated Market Area residents) concurrent to its on-air broadcast.

The warm, lighthearted series about an inspector who's assigned to investigate murders on the paradise island of Saint-Marie in the Caribbean now stars Kris Marshall, who plays detective DI Humphrey Goodman. DI Richard Poole (played by Ben Miller) was murdered in last season's premiere.

NHK World's 'Newsroom Tokyo' Debuts on KCET


NHK World's newest program, "Newsroom Tokyo," debuts on KCET Monday at 8 a.m.

The show will be replacing NHK's "Newsline" and "France 24" on weekday mornings. However, both newscasts will remain in their regularly scheduled afternoon and evening time slots, with "France 24" airing at 4 p.m. and "Newsline" at 6:30 p.m.

KCET's Women's History Month Line-Up


KCET is honoring Women's History Month with several documentaries throughout March. These programs celebrate the courage, commitment, and strength of influential women and their significant impact on the U.S., as well as the world. We also continue to air female-driven shows that challenge the usually marginalized roles of women on TV.

Although we revere women year-round, we're featuring articles and videos about women's history, community involvement, and work in the arts in honor of this heritage month. The stories from Artbound, Departures and Food, and programs, including "Artbound Presents Studio A," "Full Frame," and "SoCal Connected," spotlight female artists, musicians, writers, athletes, farmers, cooks, activists, and service members, among others. Learn more by visiting our Women's History Month site.

Here's our March program line-up:

'Arab Labor' Makes Season 4 Debut on KCET


They're back! The Alian family -- namely Amjad -- is back to their old shenanigans in the newest and final season of "Arab Labor," which made its KCET debut on Friday.

New half-hour episodes air back-to-back Fridays at 10 and 10:30 p.m. Full episodes will also be streaming online indefinitely. New videos will be posted here weekly during the broadcast.

KCET's Black History Month Line-Up


KCET is honoring Black History Month in February by premiering several programs that celebrate how African Americans have shaped the nation's history. From spotlighting a defining moment from the Civil Rights Movement to a look at a historic college basketball game, these documentaries delve deep into the rich history of African Americans in the United States.

Click here for articles and videos from over the years about African American culture, society, history, and identity.

Here's the full schedule:

'New Tricks' Season 10 Premieres on KCET


A new season of "New Tricks," featuring a (you guessed it) new cast, is coming to KCET.

Season 10 of the popular police drama premieres today at 8 p.m. Each episode will also stream online for one week. This season, the discovery of a mysterious gun in the River Thames re-opens the unsolved 1998 murder of a playboy shipping heir, leading the UCOS team to the Rock of Gibraltar.

Up until this season, Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman (played by Amanda Redman) has led the police unit of retired detectives investigating unsolved crimes. The penultimate episode of the season finds the fearless sleuth replaced by Detective Chief Inspector Sasha Miller (Tamzin Outhwaite).

KCET's New Tuesday Night Lineup Includes 'Artbound,' 'Studio A,' 'Border Blaster'

KCET's Tuesday-night lineup just got more creative.

Our "creative explorations" block kicks off at 8 p.m. with the Emmy-winning show "Artbound," which explores the arts and culture of Southern California.

Our two newest music shows then air back to back at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. "Artbound Presents Studio A" is a performance music series that digs deep into the new sounds of the American musical vernacular. Filmed at the KCET studios in Burbank in front of a live audience, the uninterrupted 30-minute sets allow musicians to tell the stories behind their songs and the influence that culture, history, and geography have had on their craft.

A Sweet Sunset Salute for Huell Howser

Wednesday evening's sunset from Griffith Observatory. | Photo: Zach Behrens/KCET

It was as simple as a memorial could be. With snow dusted mountains to the east, a lucid ocean view to the west, the sun slowly anchored down below a thick of clouds. The group of about 100 gathered at Griffith Observatory on Wednesday night to honor the late TV legend Huell Howser took in the sight, along with throngs of tourists from near and far.

"This is the day we lost one of the greatest Californians," said L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge, who has been organizing these sunset salute memorials since Huell's passing in 2013. He then invited a number of people to speak about Huell, including Luis Alvarado, the honorary mayor of Griffith Park, where Huell filmed stories.

"He was the only person that when he said gold, you felt so good about it," Alvarado explained, a nod to one of Huell's TV titles and oft-used phrases, "California's Gold."

Huell Howser to Be Commemorated with Sunset Salute at Griffith Observatory


Two years have passed since Huell Howser's untimely death on January 7, 2013, and fans continue to celebrate the life and career of the TV personality who has become synonymous with "California's Gold."

Like in years past, L.A. City Councilmember Tom LaBonge will organize a sunset salute commemorating Howser this Wednesday at 4 p.m. Event-goers are asked to assemble at the western deck of the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles by the James Dean statue.

KCET Schedule Changes: Huell Howser, Rick Steves, Doc Martin, Father Brown Get New Airtimes


New year, new broadcast schedule.

As you set your mid-season TV viewing plan (or DVR), keep in mind that KCET will be overhauling its weekly schedule beginning in January. You can now embark on adventure with Huell Howser seven nights a week at 7 p.m. (beginning Saturday, January 3) and travel throughout Europe with Rick Steves each weekday at 7:30 p.m.

Here KCET's primetime schedule, beginning January 5.

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