You’ll Have More Anne Shirley For Thanksgiving with PBS’s The Good Stars

updated Jul 17, 2020
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2016’s Anne-a-palooza continues with a new installment of the classic tale from PBS, and it’s premiering on Thanksgiving.

You might remember that L.M. Montgomery’s classic tale, Anne of Green Gables, was having quite the revival last year. PBS debuted a remake on Thanksgiving 2016 starring Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert and Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley.

Anne with an E, Netflix’s “grittier” production created in partnership with CBC, was announced last year and dropped in March 2017 in Canada, and Mother’s Day weekend on the streaming service. (Season 1 has an 87 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and has been renewed for a second season to premiere next year).

Now, we’re in for the second of three installments from PBS, The Good Stars, which will be on just in time for you to come out of your turkey-induced coma at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT on Thanksgiving day (and if you missed the first one, it will air before the new one). In it, Anne turns 13 and has to navigate difficult situations and relationships, including a *gasp* crush.

“We are excited to bring Anne of Green Gables back to our viewers with a second installment, as it continues to be a delightful addition to our Thanksgiving lineup,” said Beth Hoppe, PBS’s chief programming executive and general manager of general audience programming. “Anne of Green Gables continues to provide our viewers with family-friendly programming year-round, especially during the holiday season.”

The Good Stars premiered in Canada on YTV back in February, but we’ll only have to wait a couple more weeks to see it in the States.