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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Anne of Green Gables returns to PBS this Thanksgiving - November 2017!

I am thankful to share this news...

PBS is, indeed, bringing "Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars" to their network, once again, on Thanksgiving night - November 23, 2017, 8:00 - 9:30 PM (EST)! (be sure to check your local listings!)

Via PBS: "Join Anne Shirley as she turns 13 and faces complex issues with friends, adults and Gilbert. Her free-spirited nature is challenged by her perceived need to be sensible, a journey fraught with confusion and some unfortunate—albeit amusing—mishaps." (see more in press release below!)

It was a delightful surprise that the first movie- L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, which aired on Thanksgiving day November 24, 2016, also had some Christmas scenes! I wasn't expecting anything holiday related, but was thrilled, especially since it aired on Thanksgiving, the day most consider the launch to the holiday season!

Visit my page on "Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars" for even more plot details + the movie trailer for this second Anne movie!

I've also included the official PBS press release below, which already states the Anne movie, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES – FIRE & DEW, (the third movie in the series!) will premiere in 2018 on PBS! Stay tuned for more details!!!

First Movie:

Here is the full Press Release from PBS:


Breakthrough Entertainment’s Second and Third Installments of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Classic Features Martin Sheen

The First Installment of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Re-Airs Thanksgiving Night

BEVERLY HILLS, CA; July 30, 2017 – PBS has announced that the second installment of the classic Lucy Maud Montgomery story of a free-spirited teenager on Prince Edward Island, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES – THE GOOD STARS, will air on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, November 23, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. ET (check local listings). The iconic Canadian literary classic returns to PBS stations after the successful Thanksgiving 2016 premiere, which reached more than 3.2 million viewers. The third installment, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES – FIRE & DEW, will premiere in 2018 on PBS. Following ANNE OF GREEN GABLES that same evening on PBS stations is a rebroadcast of the first installment, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.

“We are excited to bring ANNE OF GREEN GABLES back to our viewers with a second installment, as it continues to be a delightful addition to our Thanksgiving lineup,” said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager of General Audience Programming, PBS. “ANNE OF GREEN GABLES continues to provide our viewers with family-friendly programming year-round, especially during the holiday season.”

In ANNE OF GREEN GABLES – THE GOOD STARS, Anne Shirley turns 13 and faces complex situations with friends, learns from inspirational adults and experiences an escalating friendship with Gilbert. Her free-spirited nature is challenged by her perceived need to be sensible, a journey fraught with confusion and some unfortunate — albeit amusing — mishaps.

This second installment, written and directed by John Kent Harrison, will once again star critically acclaimed actor Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert, along with the return of Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley and Canadian treasure Sara Botsford as Marilla Cuthbert.

Additional cast members include Julia Lalonde (“Catch a Christmas Star”) as Diana Barry, Kate Hennig (“ThirtyTwo Short Films About Glenn Gould”) as Rachel Lynde, Stefani Kimber (Remember) as Josie Pye, Drew Haytaoglu (“Looks Just Like the Sun”) as Gilbert Blythe, Kyle Gatehouse (Source Code) as Mr. Phillips and Linda Kash (Cinderella Man) as Mrs. Barry.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES – THE GOOD STARS will be available on DVD from PBS Distribution: ShopPBS.org; 800-PLAY-PBS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The film will also be available for digital download.

L.M. Montgomery’s ANNE OF GREEN GABLES – THE GOOD STARS was produced by Breakthrough Entertainment in association with Corus Entertainment’s YTV and the author’s granddaughter, Kate Macdonald Butler, who served as executive producer.

About Breakthrough Entertainment:
Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. is an award-winning producer and distributor of premium content for worldwide audiences. The entertainment studio’s operations include the development and distribution of feature films, television and digital content; international co-productions and production services. Breakthrough’s digital media division ranks amongst the industry’s most respected producers of high-quality interactive entertainment on mobile and online platforms. Established over 30 years ago, Breakthrough’s library now boasts over 40 feature films and 4,000 television episodes, which air on major networks and digital channels across the globe. The studio has been recognized with international awards including numerous Geminis, Canadian Screen Awards, and Canadian Comedy Awards. www.breakthroughentertainment.com. Follow @breakthru_ent on Twitter.

About PBS:
PBS, with nearly 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital content. Each month, PBS reaches nearly 100 million people through television and nearly 28 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. Decades of research confirms that PBS’ premier children’s media service, PBS KIDS, helps children build critical literacy, math and social-emotional skills, enabling them to find success in school and life. Delivered through member stations, PBS KIDS offers high-quality educational content on TV – including a new 24/7 channel, online at pbskids.org, via an array of mobile apps and in communities across America. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our apps for mobile and connected devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following PBS Pressroom on Twitter.


1 comment:

  1. My girls are going to be happy about this news! They just love anything Anne of Green a Gables!


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