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PBS Sets THE GREAT AMERICAN RECIPE, ALMA’S WAY and More Premiere Dates

August 10, 2021 by  

PBS has announced the premiere dates for four new programs.

Here’s what’s in store…

THE GREAT AMERICAN RECIPE—Coming Summer 2022

THE GREAT AMERICAN RECIPE is an uplifting cooking competition that celebrates the multiculturalism that makes American food unique and iconic. Hosted by Alejandra Ramos, the new eight-part series will give talented home cooks from different regions of the country the opportunity to showcase their beloved signature dishes and compete to win the national search for “The Great American Recipe.” Judges Leah Cohen, Tiffany Derry and Graham Elliot will bring their professional insights and deep culinary knowledge to encourage and support the contestants along the way. The series premieres in summer 2022 on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video app.

AMERICAN MASTERS “Ailey”—Coming January 11

Features previously unheard audio of Ailey and new interviews with Judith Jamison, Bill T. Jones, Carmen de Lavallade, Rennie Harris and others

 is a portrait of the legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931-1989), a trailblazing pioneer who founded his influential studio Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1958 at age 27. The documentary traces the full contours of this brilliant and enigmatic man whose search for the truth in movement resulted in enduring choreography that centers on the Black American experience with inimitable grace and power. Told through the choreographer’s own words and featuring evocative archival footage and interviews with those close to him, director Jamila Wignot weaves together a resonant biography that connects Ailey’s past to our present with an intimate glimpse into the Ailey studios today, following innovative hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris as he conceives a new dance, “Lazarus,” inspired by Ailey’s life. Opening the series’ 36th season, AMERICAN MASTERS “Ailey” premieres nationwide Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 9:00 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/ailey and the PBS Video app.



NATURE Celebrates 40 Years with New Season Featuring COVID-19 Lockdown Bee Watching and Animal Favorites, Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. Beginning October 20

The WNET Group’s Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning series NATURE celebrates its 40th anniversary with new episodes Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. beginning October 20 on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/nature and the PBS Video app. Season 40 premieres with “My Garden of a Thousand Bees,” which follows wildlife cameraman Martin Dohrn, who filmed all the bees he could find in his tiny urban garden in Bristol, England, during the COVID-19 lockdown. By the end of the summer, Dohrn saw more than 60 species of bees and unlocked new knowledge about the diversity of personalities in this insect family.



ALMA’S WAY, New PBS KIDS Series from Fred Rogers Productions, Created by Beloved Children’s TV Icon Sonia Manzano, Premieres October 4

Set in the Bronx, Animated Show Helps Kids Recognize Their Own Power to Think Things Through

Original Theme Song Written and Produced By Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bill Sherman

PBS KIDS announced ALMA’S WAY, a new animated series from Fred Rogers Productions will premiere on October 4, 2021. The series is created by Sonia Manzano, beloved by generations as “Maria” on SESAME STREET, who broke new ground as one of the first Latino characters on national TV.

Inspired by Manzano’s own childhood, ALMA’S WAY centers on 6-year-old Alma Rivera, a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl who lives in the Bronx with her family among a diverse group of close-knit friends and community members. Infused with Manzano’s humor and grounded in a social and emotional curriculum, the series will give children ages 4-6 the tools to find their own answers, express what they think and feel, and recognize and respect the unique perspective of others.”

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