New Shows Coming in 2021!
With 2020 coming to a close, we are thrilled to announce these new programs coming to CET and ThinkTV in 2021! From mystery dramas like Miss Scarlet & The Duke to non-fiction series like The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This is Our Song to entertainment programming like In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, there is bound to be something you’ll love!
This is only a sample of what is coming in 2021! Stay tuned to see what other new programs are coming throughout the year by checking our schedules at https://thinktv.org/schedule/ or at https://www.cetconnect.org/schedule/.
Here are our highlights as we kick of 2021:
Elizabeth is Missing
Premieres: Sunday, January 3, at 9pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Two-time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson stars as a woman desperately trying to solve two mysteries as she declines ever deeper into dementia in this adaptation of Emma Healey’s acclaimed novel.
All Creatures Great and Small
Premieres: Sundays, January 10 – February 21, at 9pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Follow veterinarian James Herriot at the start of his storied career in rural Yorkshire in the 1930s. The series is a beautiful remake of the popular family drama that aired on British and American television from 1978 to 1990.
Miss Scarlet & The Duke
Premieres: Sundays, January 17 – February 21, at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Go on the case with private eye Eliza Scarlet, Victorian England’s first-ever female sleuth, as she solves crimes – and sometimes flirts – with her partner and childhood friend, Detective Inspector William “The Duke” Wellington.
The Long Song
Premieres: Sundays, January 31 – February 14, at 10pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Based on a novel by Andrea Levy, this series is set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica. Following the hardships and survival of plantation slave July and her odious mistress Caroline, the miniseries stars Tamara Lawrance and Hayley Atwell.
Non-Fiction Series and Programs
When Disaster Strikes
Premieres: Wednesdays, January 6-20, at 10pm on CET and ThinkTV16
See the mechanics of disaster relief from the inside. The series follows the local governments and people responding on the ground, supported by specialist international teams who fly in critical supplies and personnel. Everyone must learn on their feet as they try to bring order to chaos, hope from despair.
Europe’s New Wild
Premieres: Wednesdays, February 3-24, at 10pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Hear the inspiring story of the wild rebirth of a continent. Across six episodes, the series reveals the spectacular resurgence of nature across Europe’s most varied and breathtaking landscapes. From the Arctic Circle to rich river wetlands, from deep forest to rugged mountain peaks, witness Europe’s most iconic wildlife thrive and flourish in the most unexpected places.
The Black Church: This is Our Story, This Is Our Song
Premieres: Tuesdays, February 16-23, at 9pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Retrace the 400-year-old-story of the Black church in America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring its role as the site of African American organizing, resilience, autonomy, freedom and solidarity. Participants include gospel legend Yolanda Adams, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of The Episcopal Church, singers Jennifer Hudson and John Legend, Rev. Al Sharpton, scholar Cornel West, and Oprah Winfrey.
Inside the Mind of Agatha Christie
Premieres: Sunday, January 17, at 10pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Discover what made the world’s most successful crime writer tick. Dr. John Curran pored over Christie’s personal archive and interviewed those who knew her best to paint an unprecedented portrait of the “complex” author.
Agatha Christie’s England
Premieres: Sunday, January 24, at 10pm on CET and ThinkTV16
There is no more quintessentially English writer than Agatha Christie. Through her sensational murder mysteries, she created a literary universe that captured Britain’s national spirit like no one before or since. But the magical worlds where she set her stories are in fact drawn from real places.
Premieres: Wednesday, March 24, at 10pm on CET and ThinkTV16
If you could see your family’s future, would you change anything? Fast-Forward follows four millennials and their parents as they travel through time to meet their future selves. Wearing an MIT-produced “aging empathy suit” and working with professional make-up artists, they grapple with the realizations, conversations and mindset required to age successfully. Ultimately, the families learn they have more control over how they age than they thought. Narrated by Rosario Dawson.
Arts & Entertainment
GREAT PERFORMANCES “From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2021”
Premieres: Friday, January 1, at 9pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Ring in 2021 with host Hugh Bonneville joined by guest conductor Riccardo Muti and the Vienna Philharmonic performing a festive selection of Strauss Family waltzes.
GREAT PERFORMANCES “The Magic of Callas”
Premieres: Friday, January 15, at 10pm on CET
Explore the legacy of superstar Maria Callas in this documentary detailing her 1964 comeback at London’s Royal Opera House in “Tosca,” featuring insights from fans including Rufus Wainwright and opera stars Thomas Hampson and Kristine Opolais.
In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl
Premieres: Fridays, January 15-February 12, at 9pm on CET and Saturdays, January 16-February 13, at 9pm on ThinkTV16
Experience iconic moments from the archives at the Hollywood Bowl. The series features the “best of” live performances from the past 10 years at the Bowl, including appearances by Kristin Chenoweth, Misty Copeland, Kamasi Washington, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Katy Perry, John Williams and many more.
GREAT PERFORMANCES “The Magic of Horowitz”
Premieres: Friday, January 22, at 10pm on CET
Experience legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz’s 1986 Russian homecoming for a sold-out concert of personal favorites, featuring commentary from former manager Peter Gelb and virtuoso pianists Martha Argerich and Daniil Trifonov.
GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “Renée Fleming in Concert”
Experience the beloved American soprano perform arias by Puccini and Massenet to selections by Handel and Korngold from the intimate music salon of Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.
Science and Nature
NATURE “The Alps”
Premieres: Wednesdays, January 13 and January 20, at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16
In Europe’s highest mountain range, discover how Alpine lynx, griffon vultures, ibex, crocuses, marmots and more face extreme seasonal fluctuations, from volatile thunderstorms and landslides of summer to avalanches and frozen temperatures of winter.
NOVA “Secrets in Our DNA”
Premieres: Wednesday, January 13, at 9pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Some 30 million Americans have sent their DNA to be analyzed by companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA, hoping to obtain clues to family origins and forecasts of their future health. But what happens once the sample is in the hands of testing companies? Explore the power of this information and the unintended consequences that can arise from sharing our data with these rapidly growing online databases. What is the promise and peril of personal DNA?
NATURE “Pumas: Legends of the Ice Mountains”
Premieres: Wednesday, February 3, at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Travel to the mountains of Chile to discover the secrets of the puma, the area’s biggest and most elusive predator. Discover how this mountain lion survives and follow the dramatic fate of a puma mother and her cubs. Narrated by Uma Thurman.
NOVA “Beyond the Elements”
Premieres: Wednesdays, February 3-17, at 9pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Picking up where he left off in NOVA’s popular special, Hunting the Elements, David Pogue sets out on a worldwide quest to find the key molecules and chemical reactions that have paved the way for human civilization, life, and even the universe as we know it. And along the way, he uncovers the simple principles that produce such a dizzying diversity of matter from elements on the periodic table.
NATURE “Big Bend”
Premieres: Wednesday, February 10, at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Roam the Wild West frontier land of the Rio Grande’s Big Bend alongside its iconic animals, including black bears, rattlesnakes and scorpions.
NOVA “Mars 2020”
Premieres: Wednesday, February 24, at 9pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Follow along as NASA launches the Mars 2020 Mission, perhaps the most ambitious hunt ever for signs of life on Mars. It will be the first time a rover will land in Jezero Crater, an ancient river delta that could possibly be a cradle of life. But Jezero is also one of the most dangerous areas for a spacecraft to land. If the landing is successful, a solar-powered rover and a four-pound helicopter will comb the area for signs of life until 2030 and collect samples for possible return to Earth. Did life ever exist on the Red Planet? And how would discovering evidence of it change our life here on Earth?
Extinction: The Facts
Premieres: Wednesday, March 31, at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16
With one million species at threat, David Attenborough explores extinction and how this crisis has consequences for us all, even putting us at greater risk of pandemic diseases.