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ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 5/19/13; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from PBS's press release, July 2012) MASTERPIECE/WGBH and ITV Studios have announced a coproduction deal that includes Mr. Selfridge (w.t.), a highly anticipated new drama series starring Jeremy Piven (Entourage) in the title role. Created by Emmy(R) Award-winning writer Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Bleak House) and executive produced by Kate Lewis for ITV Studios, Mr. Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, Mr. Selfridge follows Harry Gordon Selfridge ("Mile a Minute Harry"), a man with a mission to make shopping as thrilling as sex. Pioneering and reckless, with an almost manic energy, Harry created a theater of retail where any topic or trend that was new, exciting, entertaining - or just eccentric - was showcased. Mr. Selfridge will air on MASTERPIECE in 2013.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jeremy Piven as Harry Gordon Selfridge