PBS' 'Masterpiece' heads to KOCE-TV on Sundays
PBS announced Tuesday that KOCE-TV, the network's Orange County affiliate, will pick up Sunday airings of "Masterpiece" starting with this Sunday's premiere of the acclaimed "Sherlock."
The move comes in the wake of KCET-TV announcing its departure from PBS effective Jan. 1 after battling network officials over dues and other issues. Even before it left the network, KCET had shuffled "Masterpiece" to Thursdays to make way for a Sunday movie night.
“KOCE-TV is delighted to bring 'Masterpiece' to Los Angeles viewers as the show premieres its 21st-century Sherlock Holmes series this coming Sunday,” KOCE President and Chief Executive Mel Rogers said in a statement. “The iconic 'Masterpiece' series has been a Sunday night mainstay in homes across the country, and we’re delighted to welcome it to its new home in Los Angeles.”
“We are grateful for KOCE-TV’s participation in airing 'Sherlock' on 'Masterpiece Mystery!' as it premieres nationwide this Sunday," said PBS Chief Executive and President Paula Kerger.
— Scott Collins (Twitter: @scottcollinsLAT)
Photo: Benedict Cumberbatch in "Sherlock." Photo credit: PBS.