"Vicious" Returns with Special Hour-Long Series Finale

Photo: Courtesy of Gary Moyes/Brown Eyed Boy Ltd

Finale Sunday, June 19 at 8 PM ET/PT on PBS
(Check your local listings)

Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen Star in Critically Acclaimed Comedy
         ITV’s acclaimed British sitcom Vicious will return to PBS for one final hurrah, after its two-season run. A special one-hour series finale will air Sunday, June 19, 2016, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, followed by the premieres of  Endeavour, Season 3 on MASTERPIECE at 9:00 p.m. ET, and The Tunnel at 10:30 p.m. ET, rounding out Sunday night dramas on PBS.
          Ferociously funny and heartfelt as ever, the special Vicious episode, “A Year,” charts a year in the lives of the beloved leading partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi), and their friends Violet (Frances de la Tour), Ash (Iwan Rheon), Penelope (Marcia Warren) and Mason (Philip Voss).


          The episode opens in springtime, when Freddie and Stuart attempt to hide their recently gained inheritance, while Violet faces financial troubles after her recent divorce and Ash struggles to meet his rent. Signs of Freddie and Stuart’s expenditures soon threaten the pretense as their home is overrun with guests. In summer, it’s Freddie’s birthday party and an unexpected card arrives. Stuart prepares a very special present, Violet has a surprising announcement, and Ash and Penelope share a secret. Then, in autumn, Ash arrives at Freddie and Stuart’s flat with news, while in winter the gang gathers round at Christmas to experience Freddie’s latest acting job.
          “It has been such a delight to work with producer Brown Eyed Boy and Endemol Shine International partners on two successful seasons of this witty and feisty British import,” said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming, PBS. “We are so pleased to have shared laughs with our PBS audiences and we know that this finale will garner the same heartfelt response.”