Fans of PBS-TV’s Sunday-night Masterpiece umbrella series should be glad to hear that season premiere dates have finally been nailed down for several popular crime dramas. According to this PBS Web page, the seven-episode third season of Grantchester, starring James Norton as a mystery-solving Anglican vicar, will debut on Sunday, June 18. Meanwhile, Endeavour—inspired by Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse novels, and featuring both Shaun Evans and Roger Allam—is set to return on Sunday, August 20, with the first of four new episodes.
Oh, and Prime Suspect: Tennison, a prequel to the 1991-2006 Helen Mirren police procedural series—with Stefanie Martini (Doctor Thorne) holding the leading role—will make a splash with three 90-minute installments, beginning on Sunday, June 25.
Finally, in case you somehow forgot to write this into your calendar, note that the single-night presentation of Dark Angel, starring Downton Abbey’s
Joanne Froggatt as—gasp!—a Victorian serial killer, is being readied for broadcast on Sunday, May 21. You can watch a short preview of that production here.