Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find current program information or repeat schedule for your programming?

Find the most up-to-date information on the TV schedules page of this Web site. (Accessible on the navigation above) The page includes program listings for our current analog and digital channels.
You can view the schedule by day or by the week.

The Programs A-Z page (also accessible on the navigation above) lists every program on the schedule with air dates and times, including repeat times.

Our BestBets page offers an overview of our featured programs for the month with air dates and times - and links to related Web sites when available.

Friends of Arizona PBS receive the most detailed information with the Arizona PBS Magazine which includes the entire month's listings, repeat schedules, daytime program schedule, and a handy month-a-glance listing.
The magazine also provides exclusive Arizona PBS membership news.
You can become a Friend of Arizona PBS online.

Why was my favorite BBC drama taken off the air?

Most British drama series are produced as short run series, with only a few episodes produced each season. In some cases we are able to get the first few seasons all at once but then have to wait months or even years for new episodes to be produced and made available in the US.

Each program we air comes with a set of broadcast rights that define how long the program can be aired. We generally cannot go back and repeat earlier seasons of a program because the broadcast rights have expired. Often the program is no longer being offered by the distributor, or if it is offered, the rights must be repurchased. We have limited funds for purchasing programs and spending those funds on repeats isn’t always possible. .

What is going on with my program? (Check here to find the status for some of our most popular programs.)

Death in Paradise
The series Death in Paradise returns to Thursday nights on Arizona PBS beginning July 31, 2014. There are eight new episodes of the series available. A fourth season has been ordered but we don’t know yet when it will be produced.

Scott and Bailey
At this time we have no word on when the new season of Scott and Bailey will be available. We were fortunate to receive the first three seasons of the series in one batch and aired them all. A fourth season was commissioned, and are waiting to learn when it will be available for broadcast in the US. It is tentatively listed to be broadcast in the UK this fall but as yet there is no actual date scheduled.

The Bletchley Circle
Season 2 of the series The Bletchley Circle was only four episodes in length. It premiered on April 13, 2014 on Arizona PBS and the final episode of the series aired on May 4, 2014. The series has not been renewed at this time.

DCI Banks
Each season of DCI Banks is produced as three stories. In the UK, each story is shown as two episodes, each about 45 minutes in length, so the series is six episodes per season. In the US, part 1 and part 2 of each story is combined into one episode of approximately 90 minutes. The initial package we received contained a pilot episode plus seasons 1 and 2, for a total of seven episodes. Season 3, which just aired, contained only three episodes. The latest season aired on Sunday evenings and has just finished repeating on Thursday night. As yet there has been no word on whether another season will be produced.

Doc Martin
The final episode of season 6 of Doc Martin aired on May 8, 2014. There were only eight episodes in the season. There will be another season of the series but it will not be filmed until summer 2015. It will air in the UK that fall and we should receive it for broadcast in late winter/early spring 2016.

Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife has been renewed for a fourth season. We anticipate it will return in March 2015.

Downton Abbey
The Masterpiece series Downton Abbey will return to Arizona PBS in January 2015 for the new season 5. The previous season (4) will repeat Sunday evenings in December 2014.

The Paradise
Last fall a new series premiered on Masterpiece called The Paradise. We’re anticipating a new season of the program will air later this year.

Woodsmith Shop
We will be repeating season 6 of Woodsmith Shop on Arizona PBS HD (digital 8.1) on Saturdays at 5:00 pm beginning July 19, 2014. Season 8 is being sent this fall and will be rotated into the schedule later this year.

History Detectives
History Detectives
returns to Arizona PBS in July with a new title and a new format. History Detective Special Investigations will premiere on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm. There are four episodes in the new series and they will air Tuesdays at 8:00 pm through July.

Where can I purchase a VHS tape or DVD for a PBS program?

You will find most of the PBS materials available on the following Web sites:

Arizona PBS/KAET Arizona Collection

For additional information, contact our Viewer Services department at 602-496-2308.

How can I change the PBS site to reflect the Arizona PBS schedule?

It's easy. You just have to change the default station to Arizona PBS/KAET on the PBS site. In the upper left hand corner, click to select a local station by entering either a zip code or selecting the state. Select KAET from the stations listed on the page and click Done. That's it. Now whenever you visit, you will see the Arizona PBS/KAET schedule. And once you log off your computer and sign back on, you will also see the Arizona PBS/KAET logo on the schedule pages.

When can I see British comedies on Arizona PBS?

Keeping Up Appearances | Saturdays at 8 p.m.
As Time Goes By | Saturdays at 8:30 p.m.
Last of the Summer Wine | Saturdays at 9 p.m.
“To the Manor Born” Saturdays at 9:30 p.m.

Why do you have membership drives?

What most people don't know is that out of all contributed Arizona tax dollars (state and federal), less than $1.25 per household goes to support Arizona PBS . And so, Arizona PBS, like other PBS stations, must turn to our viewers to help fill the gap between what is allocated and the actual cost of producing and broadcasting the high quality programming you expect -- nearly $10 million each year. The membership drives continue to be our most effective and efficient means of fund raising. More than 60% of our operating revenue comes from viewers.

Where can I find a transcript of a Arizona Horizon program?

Transcripts are posted on the Arizona Horizon Web site. Search the archives or by topic.

How do I submit a story idea?

Arizona PBS appreciates the wonderful story ideas that come from our viewers. Producing more local programming remains a top priority, especially expanding our Arizona Collection, a series of programs that celebrates the people, places, history and culture in Arizona.

If you have a great story idea or program proposal that you want to share, you may contact our Program Development Department via email or at (602) 496-2308. (Please do not send unsolicited proposals or tapes.)

How can I get Arizona PBS to consider airing a television program or series I produced?

If you have a completed television program or series that you would like Arizona PBS to consider airing, please contact our Programming Department via email or at (602) 496-2308.