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.
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.
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.
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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KCET is honoring Native American Heritage Month in November with several documentaries that celebrate how Native Americans have shaped the nation. From stories of hardship and triumph (Navajo veterans of Canyon de Chelly) to influential leaders (Sitting Bull) and historical events (pow wows), KCET pays tribute to the vast contributions American Indians have made in enriching our country's identity and cultural heritage. With the exception of "Sitting Bull: A Stone in My Heart," this marks the KCET debut for all the films.
Here's this month's slate of programming. Click here for more Native American Heritage Month content.
If (hotel) walls could talk, they would speak with a charming British accent that sounds an awful like Richard E. Grant. The "Withnail & I" actor charts unscripted territory to explore the world's most remarkable hotels on his travel show -- fittingly titled "Hotel Secrets with Richard E. Grant" -- which makes its U.S. debut on Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. on KCET. Here's what you need to know about the new series.
If you haven't seen Simeon Goulden's Brit-com "Spy," that's because up until now, it was only available online on Hulu and in the U.K. on Sky1.
"Spy" is just one of a handful of shows that pioneered the movement from television to online-only international distribution. Originally broadcast on Sky1 in 2011, "Spy" has finally made its rounds from TV to tablet to TV again. The sitcom will make its U.S. television premiere on KCET on September 30 at 8:30 p.m.
"Spy" is your run-of-the-mill family sitcom about a single dad, Tim Elliot (Darren Boyd), who accidentally becomes an MI5 agent (that ol' chestnut) in an attempt to impress his demanding son, Marcus. This show manages to take standard sitcom storylines and infuse some originality in them.
Previously only available in the U.S. on Hulu, Chris O'Dowd's "Moone Boy" makes its U.S. TV debut on KCET on September 30 at 8 p.m. as part of our new Tuesday night comedy block.
Created, co-written by, and co-starring O'Dowd, the coming-of-age story has been hailed as "one of the most charming series on television" by The Hollywood Reporter and dubbed "a finely crafted little jewel of a show" by the Los Angeles Times.
There was "Roseanne" in the 1990s and "Malcolm in the Middle" in the 2000s, and now "Moone Boy," with all the heart of any family comedy of the past, with a few important twists. The show is set in Ireland in the late 80s, early 90s and told from the perspective of a 12-year-old boy, David Rawle's Martin Paul Kenny Dalglish Moone (who The Guardian called the most life-affirming delight to have hit our screens in a long time"), who often consults his imaginary friend, O'Dowd's Sean Murphy for advice.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, KCET will air special programming from September 15 to October 15 celebrating Hispanic culture. These shows, which cover topics ranging from identity and history to politics and law, highlight the histories and legacies of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Here's this month's slate of programming: