You’ll notice big changes in APT’s afternoon schedule beginning Monday. Starting at 3:00pm, you’ll be able to watch repeats of PBS primetime favorites including Antiques Roadshow, NOVA, Nature, and Finding Your Roots, along with other popular series and specials.
This week, for example, look for three popular Lucy Worsley specials on Monday exploring the lives of Elizabeth I, Queen Anne and Marie Antoinette. Tuesday afternoon features two episodes of Antiques Roadshow and a repeat of APT's original documentary Shuttlesworth. Wednesday afternoon includes Finding Your Roots and American Masters: Sammy Davis Jr. Find the details for each day on our Schedule page.
APT is following PBS stations around the country in adjusting its schedule to better fit the realities of television viewership today. Our 24/7 channel for kids and their parents, the PBS Kids Channel, has been available for more than six years. And we’ve seen an incredible increase in families streaming PBS Kids programming in recent years. There were more than 6 million PBS Kids programs streamed on devices in Alabama in November alone.
PBS will be updating the schedule for PBS Kids daytime programming on Monday as well, shifting some children’s favorites to new times and introducing a brand-new PBS Kids series, Work it Out Wombats!
The new afternoon schedule is very similar to the programming APT initiated when Alabama schools closed in 2020 due to the pandemic, providing educational programming for older students during the daytime. Most of the primetime programs have educational components useful for middle and high school students. NOVA, for example, is the most-used PBS program in American classrooms.