3 New PBS Shows: I'll Have What Phil's Having, Home Fires and The Widower

Aubry D'Arminio
I'll Have What Phil's Having: Phil Rosenthal joins comedian Martin Short for Korean food at Roy Choi's  Commissary restaurant in The Line Hotel in Los Angeles.  Rosenthal then joined Choi in the kitchen to learn the secret of Choi's famous Kimchi Fried Rice.

Fall TV PreviewIn addition to Indian Summers, look for these three diverse series about: eating and traveling around the world (I'll Have What Phil's Having), a husband-slash-serial killer (The Widower) and British women struggling to keep spirits up during World War II (Home Fires).

I'll Have What Phil's Having

Jocular Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal travels around the world meeting chefs, vendors, culinary leaders and style setters working to keep cooking traditions alive, as well as start new ones, in their varied communities. And we don’t mean deep-dish pizza in Chicago or baguettes in Paris. Think more like a bakery that trains former gang members in Los Angeles. Rosenthal’s favorite experience so far? In Japan, when he made egg creams for a family that cooked him a delicious eel.

I'll Have What Phil's Having, premieres Monday, Sept. 28, 9/8c, PBS


Home Fires

ITV STUDIOS PRESENTS HOME FIRES EPISODE 1 Pictured: CLAIRE RUSHBROOK as Pat Simms, CLARE CALBRAITH as Steph Farrow, RUTH GEMMELL as Sarah King and CLAIRE PIRICE as Miriam Brindsley. Photographer: STUART WOOD This image is the copyright of ITV and must be credited. The images are for one use only and to be used in relation to Home Firs, any further charge could incur a fee.Rural Cheshire was far from the front during World War II, but the women of this English village (whose fathers, sons and brothers were on the battlefields) could still do their bit for king and country. Inspired by a true story, the six-part drama follows the ladies of the Great Paxford Women’s Institute—led by warring queen bees Frances (Downton Abbey's Samantha Bond) and Joyce (Francesca Annis)—as they work to keep their village running and the home fires burning.

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Home Fires, premieres Sunday, Oct. 4, 8/7c, PBS


The Widower

ITV STUDIOS PRESENTS THE WIDOWER FOR ITV EPISODE 1 Picture shows: REECE SHEARSMITH as Malcom Webster and SHERIDAN SMIH as Claire Webster. Photographer: STEFFAN HILL © ITV All images are Copyright ITV and may only be used in relation to THE WIDOWER. For more info please contact Pat Smith at patrick.smith@itv.com or 02071573044

On the one hand, Malcolm Webster (Reece Shearsmith) is a professional nurse and perfect gentleman. On the other, he’s a schlub with a spending problem who marries and tries to kill a succession of women in order to cash in their life-insurance policies. Talk about a deal breaker. (He’s also based on a real person.) This three-episode, partially fictionalized drama about the English madman dubbed “the black widower” also stars The Good Wife’s Archie Panjabi as his duped fiancée, Simone Banarjee.

The Widower, premieres Sunday, Oct. 4, 10/9c, PBS