Jeremy Piven's 'Mr. Selfridge' to Return for Third Season

4:12 AM PST 03/06/2014 by Stuart Kemp
Jeremy Piven as "Mr. Selfridge"

ITV has commissioned 10 new episodes of the British show, which airs on PBS in the U.S. beside "Downton Abbey."

LONDON – The Jeremy Piven-starrer Mr. Selfridge will be back for a third season after commercial broadcaster ITV commissioned 10 new episodes.

Filming for the fresh season will begin in April. The show airs on PBS in the U.S. alongside Downton Abbey.

The drama is inspired by the life of charismatic American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, whose business in London’s Oxford Street has become a much-loved institution.

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Season two is currently screening in the U.K. on ITV on Sunday nights. The opening episode was watched by 6.8 million viewers with a 22.4 percent share of available viewing. The second season is averaging 6.4 million viewers (21.6 percent share).

Kate Brooke (Making of a Lady) returns as the lead writer working alongside Kate O’Riordan (The Bad Mother’s Handbook) and Helen Raynor (Doctor Who).  

Filming will take place on location in Greater London with a replica of the 1909 Selfridge’s shop floor being recreated in a former carpet warehouse. 

Season three will be produced by Dominic Barlow (The Mill), and executive produced by Kate Lewis (Lightfield) for ITV Studios alongside Brooke and O’Riordan, while Rebecca Eaton executive produces for WGBH.

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The third season has been commissioned for ITV by director of drama Steve November and controller of drama Victoria Fea.

Mr. Selfridge is sold internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

The second season will make its U.S. premiere on March 30, on Masterpiece on PBS.

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