'Professor T' Season 3 to Arrive on PBS in June

Ben Miller as Professor T teaching himself chess in his cell in Professor T Season 3

Ben Miller as Professor T teaching himself chess in his cell in Professor T Season 3

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Fans of Professor T have a splendid surprise awaiting them for the start of the summer, as PBS revealed that the popular Ben Miller-starring English language remake will return much earlier than initially anticipated. Instead of having to wait until late summer, or worse, the fall mystery season, PBS will kick off its June-timed "Summer of mysteries" with the good professor in the 8 p.m. ET berth, helping to fill an evening that was once the domain of the late, beloved Endeavour. It's a significant upgrade for the Eagle Eye Drama series and proves the show's popularity is increasing every season.

Until now, Professor T has been a show PBS usually relegated to the second half of the year. The series began as an almost beat-for-beat remake of the popular Belgian series of the same name that streams on PBS Passport as part of the Walter Presents anthology series. It initially debuted its first season in late July. Though it was not the first remake commissioned by Walter Presents' sister company, Eagle Eye Drama, of one of the popular foreign language shows from the PBS Passport collection, it was the one PBS led off with, as it had already been remade successfully in France and Germany. 

Still, the late summer berth suggested PBS was nervous about its ability to attract audiences. Season 2 was positioned in a stronger spot, given the lead-in slot ahead of Unforgotten's highly anticipated return with new lead Sinead Kenan, but still in the early fall of September, not the main fall premiere space of October/November. With this promotion to June/July, where the super popular shows like Grantchester usually hang out, Professor T is officially part of PBS' elite detectives club.

Ben Miller as Professor T during a prison riot in Professor T Season 3

Ben Miller as Professor T during a prison riot in Professor T Season 3

Eagle Eye Drama

Here's the Season 3 synopsis, which does not go past the first episode, or at least not beyond the opening episode's circumstances:

Set against the stunning backdrop of one of the world’s most prestigious educational institutions, Cambridge University, the next season of the multi-awarded crime drama will see Professor T banged up in prison and with his career on the line as he is forced to make a momentous decision. The formidable duo of Jasper’s mother, Adelaide and his therapist Dr Helena will be on hand to offer their own unique brand of support.  

Miller (Death in Paradise) once again returns as the titular Professor, with Emma Naomi (Bridgerton) as his sidekick, DS Lisa Donckers, Barney White (Petrichor) as DS Dan Winters, Andy Gathergood (Four Lives) as DI Paul Rabbit, Juliet Aubrey (Whitstable Pearl) as DCI Christina Brand, Sarah Woodward (Queens of Mystery) as Ingrid Snares, and Douglas Reith (Downton Abbey) as The Dean. Frances de la Tour (Enola Holmes) returns as Adelaide Tempest, with Juliet Stevenson (The Long Call) as Jasper's therapist, Dr. Helena Goldberg. 

Season 3's episodes will be directed by Belgian helmers Dries Vos (The Couple Next Door), with Eagle Eye co-founders Jo McGrath and Walter Iuzzolino returning as executive producers. 

Professor T Season 3 is set to debut on most PBS stations on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at 8 p.m. ET, as well as the PBS app and the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel, and will air/stream weekly on Sundays. All six episodes will be available for PBS Passport members to binge on premiere day.

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Ani Bundel has been blogging professionally since 2010. A DC native, Hufflepuff, and Keyboard Khaleesi, she spends all her non-writing time taking pictures of her cats. Regular bylines also found on MSNBC, Paste, Primetimer, and others. 

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