North America

Looking For

  • PBS is seeking bold ideas and multiplatform experiences that welcome new audiences while continuing to serve their dedicated, loyal viewers. The network is looking for projects that embrace “fresh looks”, utilize innovative storytelling techniques, and engage audiences with dynamic material across the spectrum, from broadcast to digital.


  • United States


  • While PBS does accept one-offs, it is primarily focused on limited and returnable series.


  • Arts/Culture 
  • Docureality
  • Environmental/Natural History 
  • Food
  • History/Biography 
  • Home (Renovation, Design)
  • Science/Technology 
  • Social Issues/Current Affairs 
  • Travel & Exploration 

How to pitch

  • Producers should be able to answer the question “What makes this part of PBS’ DNA?” “Why does this particular film or series ‘belong’ on PBS?” Whether in the form of a logline, treatment, sizzle, or completed series, the team urges producers to present a program to them once they feel they have the materials that best represent the project being pitched.


  • Sylvia Bugg – Chief Programming Officer
    Bill Gardner – VP, Programming & Development
    Margaret Ebrahim – Sr. Director, Programming & Development
    Bill Margol – Sr. Director, Programming & Development
    Zara Frankel – Director, Development
    Wendy Llinas – Director, Programming & Development
    Erin O'Flaherty – Director, Programming & Development


  • Instructions on how to pitch to PBS can be found at PBS.org/producing. Producers must complete and return the release form found on PBS’ website.

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