What’s On TV?: Season 3 Of PBS’ Masterpiece Classic ‘Mr. Selfridge’ Returns

by Sandi Berg

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Credit: Courtesy of ITV Studios for MASTERPIECE

It’s back with a big two hour premiere (9-11 p.m.) Sunday night, so check local listings for your PBS station. This outstanding series stars Jeremy Piven as the flamboyant American entrepreneur who founded the famous Selfridge’s department store. It will begin its third season Sunday night and picks up in 1919 following WWI.

Season 3 opens with a funeral and a wedding. World War I has recently ended, and soldiers are returning home to reclaim their jobs—at least any job not already taken by women and others on the home front. Adding to the tension, many of the veterans are haunted by their war experiences. For the store, pent-up consumer demand offers both opportunities and financial perils. Harry, of course, only considers the former, and in short order he is courting disaster—at work and at home.
Sandi Berg is also a freelance journalist and writes about television for several magazines including Written By (Writer’s Guild of America), Life After 50 and Whole Life Times Magazine.

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