PBS' behind-the-scenes special on the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton will premiere on Friday, Oct. 21 at 9/8c.
Hamilton's America will be broadcast as part of PBS' "Great Performances" series and will kick off the network's Arts Fall Festival. The two-hour special will offer a glimpse at the Tony Award-winning musical, and unfortunately it's probably the closest you'll get to seeing it — several original cast members are leaving the show on July 9, and it's sold out through 2017.
PBS will also unveil programming centered on the 2016 presidential election beginning Sept. 13 with The Contenders — 16 for '16, which chronicles previous election campaigns.
New Masterpiece dramas will also debutin September, including the Season 2 premiere of Indian Summers on Sept. 11. Poldark will return later this year, though no premiere date has been set. In addition, the Call the Midwife holiday special will air on Christmas Day at 7:30/6:30c.