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MASTERPIECE Classic Presents Mr. Selfridge - Coming Soon To PBS

Going through Downton Abbey withdrawl now that season 3 has concluded? No worries, PBS' MASTERPIECE Classic is bringing an enticing new storyline to your screen on March 31st. The new series is based on Lindy Woodhead's Novel, "Shopping, Seduction & Mr. Selfridge",  which is based on the life of Harry Gordon Selfridge; an American retail tycoon who made a name for himself in the early 1900's in London.

At the unfashionable end of Oxford Street in 1909 London, an American retail tycoon arrives to jettison fusty British tradition and open the biggest and finest department store the world has ever seen: Selfridges. Three-time Emmy® winner Jeremy Piven (in his first television appearance since his iconic role as Hollywood agent Ari Gold in Entourage) stars as Harry Gordon Selfridge, the flamboyant entrepreneur and showman seeking to provide London's shoppers with the ultimate merchandise and the ultimate thrill.

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Emmy® Award-winning writer Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Bleak House) conjures the opulence and excitement of Selfridges and the story of its founder, a man of exuberant, outsized, and potentially dangerous, appetite. Behind Selfridges' lavish shop windows, gleaming counters, and majestic doors, appetite intersects with ambition and desire not just for Harry, but for his staff, his family, and the various women drawn to the store and the man. Zoe Tapper (Stage Beauty) is showgirl and temptress Ellen Love; Frances O’Connor (Madame Bovary) as is Harry's loyal wife, Rose; Grégory Fitoussi (Spiral) is the mercurial window designer extraordinaire, Henri LeClair; and Aisling Loftus (Case Histories) is the spunky shop girl Agnes Towler.

Mr. Selfridge airs Sundays, March 31 through May 19, 2013 at 9pm ET (check your local listings) on PBS' MASTERPIECE Classic.

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