'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.

Celebrate the Holidays with These KCET Shows


Nothing says holiday time quite like festive music and indulgent food. Here are the holiday-themed programs KCET will air in honor of the auditory and gustatory pleasures that await you in the next week. With the exception of "Healthy Heritage Kitchen," "50th Annual Chapman University Holiday Wassail Concert," and "Sister Wendy and the Art of the Gospel," this marks the KCET debut for all the programs below.

Visit the KCET holiday hub for the latest holiday-themed news, articles, recipes, programs, preparation tips, and community events.

'Arab Labor' Returns for Season 3 on KCET


Rejoice "Arab Labor" fans (side note: "laborers" would be a great fandom name), the Alian family is returning for a new season. Season three of the critically acclaimed Israeli sitcom debuts on KCET on Saturday, December 6. The first two episodes will air back-to-back from 10 to 11 p.m.

Two new half-hour episodes will air every Saturday during the the same time block. Full episodes will also be streaming online indefinitely. New videos will be posted here weekly during the broadcast.

Huell Howser Documentary: 12 Things We Learned


For someone who entered our homes on a daily basis through the TV screen, Huell Howser is still somewhat of an enigma. "A Golden State of Mind" -- the documentary on Howser and his iconic series that will be re-airing on December 17 at 9 p.m. -- sheds more light on the TV personality's "storytelling genius," groundbreaking vision, and southern roots. Here's what we learned from the film.

Huell Howser Documentary Viewing Guide


It's only fitting that the television premiere of the Huell Howser documentary falls on Thanksgiving Day. As the film -- aptly titled "A Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser" -- demonstrates, Howser was thankful for the little things in life. His wide-eyed fascination (often accompanied by the drawn-out phrase "that's amAzing") about California history, geography, topography, food, and culture, and everyman approach to reporting and storytelling was unrivaled.

Before watching the touching movie (we dare you not to shed a tear during the conclusion), which airs back to back Thursday at 8:03 p.m. and 9:31 p.m., for a behind-the-scenes look at "California's Gold," "Visiting," and "Road Trip," catch up on the episodes of his iconic TV series featured in the film.

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