Family favorite 'Anne of Green Gables' to return on Thanksgiving

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Ella Ballentine stars in "Anne of Green Gables — The Good Stars."
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"Anne of Green Gables - The Good Stars" trailer

Journey back to Prince Edward Island for another visit with Anne Shirley and family this Thanksgiving.

Anne of Green Gables — The Good Stars will debut at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, a sequel to last year’s successful first installment of the classic Lucy Maud Montgomery story.

“We are excited to bring Anne of Green Gables back to our viewers with a second installment, as it continues to be a delightful addition to our Thanksgiving lineup,” said Beth Hoppe, PBS chief programming executive and general manager of general audience programming. “Anne of Green Gables continues to provide our viewers with family-friendly programming year-round, especially during the holiday season.”

In The Good Stars, Anne Shirley turns 13 and faces complex situations with friends, learns from inspirational adults and experiences an escalating friendship with Gilbert. Her free-spirited nature is challenged by her perceived need to be sensible, a journey fraught with confusion and some unfortunate — albeit amusing — mishaps.

This second installment, written and directed by John Kent Harrison, will once again star critically acclaimed actor Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert, along with the return of Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley and Canadian treasure Sara Botsford as Marilla Cuthbert.

A third installment, Fire & Dew, will premiere in 2018.

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