Jeremy Piven stars as wheeling-dealing American who shows early 1900s Londoners how to shop
Friday, March 29, 2013
In this new Masterpiece Classic eight-part series, Jeremy Piven of HBO’s Entourage stars as a wheeling-dealing American who shows early 1900s Londoners how to shop. Mr. Selfridge is based on the life of colorful retail magnate Harry Gordon Selfridge and created by Emmy Award-winning writer Andrew Davies.
At the unfashionable end of Oxford Street in 1909 London, Mr. Selfridge, an American retail tycoon, arrives to jettison fusty British tradition and open the biggest and finest department store the world has ever seen: Selfridges. The flamboyant entrepreneur and showman seeks to provide London’s shoppers with the ultimate merchandise and the ultimate thrill.
Masterpiece Classic Mr. Selfridge premieres on Sunday, March 31 at 9/8 pm on KET and Thursday, April 4 at 9/8 pm on KET2.