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Is “Call the Midwife” the new “Downton Abbey?”

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Tired of waiting for the season three premiere of Downton Abbey? In the meantime, you can get your British fix with the new series Call the Midwife.

The show, which had its U.S. premiere September 30 on PBS, follows a series of midwives in East End, London, during the 1950s. The midwives are a collection of nurses and nuns who work in a working-class, poor area of the city.

The show is already a hit in England and garnering rave reviews on this side of the pond as well. The Huffington Post states, “If 2011 was the year of Downton Abbey, 2012 may be the year of Call the Midwife.”

Check your local PBS listings to find when the show airs in your area.

Did you see the first episode? Planning to watch the series? Let us know in the comments below.

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