DEATH IN PARADISE Season 7 Kicks Off New KCET Monday Night Lineup Premiering March 5; Includes 3 British Imports COLD FEET, THE WRONG MANS and MUM

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Also, Australian Hit 800 WORDS Returns to KCET March 15

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(Clockwise from upper left: the cast of COLD FEET, Lesley Manville from MUM,Cast members from DEATH IN PARADISE Season 7, and THE WRONG MANS’ Mathew Baynton with James Corden.Photos courtesy of BBC)



Burbank, Calif. – Feb. 9, 2018 – KCET, the nation’s largest independent public television station, announced today that a new slate of acclaimed international acquired series is set to premiere on the Southern California public television station starting Mon., Mar. 5. The announcement includes a revamped Monday lineup that kicks off with a new timeslot for the seventh season of the hit British crime drama DEATH IN PARADISE. The series will now air on Mondays at 8 p.m. PT having previously aired on Thursdays at 9 p.m. (where encore episodes will continue to air). The scheduling changes also include the exciting launch of three new British series from the BBC, COLD FEET, THE WRONG MANS and MUM, which round out the new Monday night lineup.

As KCET continues to provide viewers with access to quality global programming, March will also see the return of new episodes of the popular series 800 WORDS, the Australian comedy-drama which depicts a recently widowed Sydney newspaper columnist ready to make a fresh start with his teenage children by moving to New Zealand. New episodes of 800 WORDS will be telecast starting Thurs., March 15 at 10 p.m. PT.

Season seven of DEATH IN PARADISE will follow new detective DI Jack Mooney played by Ardal O’Hanlon leading the show following the departure of actor Kris Marshall.  In season seven, Mooney will be joined by his daughter Siobhan (Grace Stone), who faces a big life-changing decision. This time around Mooney will be adjusting to life on the island while he solves murder cases. In the season opener, DI Mooney and his team are tested when a hotel billionaire's fiancée falls from a balcony the day before her lavish wedding and everything points to suicide... except for the fact that the victim only painted one fingernail.

COLD FEET, airing Mondays at 9 p.m. PT, is a comedy-drama series about a group of couples living in Manchester going through various relationship problems. The series began airing in 1997, but is back thanks to a 2016 reboot featuring original cast members James Nesbitt, Hermione Norris, John Thomson, Faye Ripley and Robert Bathurst. The soap-like show follows the divorces, affairs, parenting and personal problems of six people involved in three couples who happen to be friends.  The series is written by screenwriter Mike Bullen and has won over 20 top awards, mostly in comedy categories.

THE WRONG MANS, airing Mondays at 10 p.m. PT, is an action- comedy thriller about two well-meaning idiots who become entangled in a hideous world of crime, conspiracy and corruption. Starring BAFTA® and Tony® award-winning actor, writer, producer, and four time Emmy Award winning host of The Late Late Show, James Corden (Phil) and British Comedy Award® winner Mathew Baynton (Sam), ordinary office workers who find themselves unwittingly caught up in a deadly criminal conspiracy when Sam answers an abandoned mobile phone after witnessing an horrific car crash. THE WRONG MANS is a BAFTA nominated British BBC Television comedy drama series, co-produced with Hulu.

MUM, airing Mondays at 10:30 p.m. PT, is a subtle family sitcom following Cathy (Academy Award® nominated Lesley Manville) as she moves on from the death of her husband. Starting with the funeral in January and ending on New Year's Eve, the story unfolds through the events over the course of a year. The first episode takes place the morning of Cathy’s husband’s funeral as her family gathers at the house to wait for the funeral cars. Battling her brother’s partner and meeting her son’s new and over-enthusiastic girlfriend, Cathy prepares herself for a day of great emotion.

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