Tonight on PBS, fans of “Call the Midwife” in America will finally get a chance to watch the end of the series! It would be rather cruel for us to spoil the ending to it now having watched it in Great Britain, so we won’t. (Take a deep breath, there!)
So what we do want to do for viewers all over the world in this article is start to look further ahead as to when season 6 could premiere both in the United States and across the pond, starting of course with the annual Christmas Special. This special has already been filmed, and the likes of Helen George, Charlotte Ritchie, and others went halfway around the world to South Africa in order to do it. This is not traditionally a series to drift away from Poplar, so we certainly imagine that this will be a rather-jarring spectacle to behold when there are suddenly characters in other parts of the world. Yet, isn’t that part of the fun?
The Christmas Special will air (natch) on Christmas Day in Britain on BBC One. There is a little bit more fluidity as to when it could air on PBS, but it will be by the end of the year most-likely. They tend not to delay this much.
As for season 6 proper, it will be many months until we find out. With that said, we would advise you to keep similar time-frames in mind as with season 5. The show will likely resume on BBC One in January 2017, and should be back on the air in March / April on PBS. Could this change thanks to “Downton Abbey,” the occupier of the PBS January lineup for years? Maybe, but we have no indication of that and cannot plan for great unknowns. We’ll provide an update if something changes.
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