VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Stanley Tucci to Host PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS

INDEPENDENT LENS announced today that acclaimed actor and filmmaker Stanley Tucci will host the upcoming season of INDEPENDENT LENS which moves to Mondays at 10 PM on PBS this fall (check local listings). Get a first look below!

Tucci is the latest in the distinguished company of "Independent Lens" hosts, including Mary-Louise Parker, America Ferrera, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Susan Sarandon, Terrence Howard, Edie Falco, Angela Bassett, and Don Cheadle.

"Stanley Tucci truly embodies the spirit and essence of 'Independent Lens,'" said Lois Vossen, senior series producer. "Incapable of giving a bad performance, he owns each role, yet continues to surprise audiences with every new character. His acclaimed work as an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter demonstrates how much he understands what it means to be an independent filmmaker. We are deeply honored that he chose to support our series."

Independent Lens premieres with "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide," which will broadcast nationally as a special presentation on Monday, October 1 and Tuesday, October 2 from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM ET on PBS. The season continues with Brad Lichtenstein's "As Goes Janesville" on Monday, October 8, 2012 followed by Macky Alston's Sundance award-winner "Love Free or Die" on Monday, October 29, 2012. For the complete lineup and for more information, visit

About Stanley Tucci
Academy Award® nominee Stanley Tucci has appeared in more than 50 films, countless television shows, and a dozen plays. He can next be seen in Bryan Singer's "Jack the Giant Killer," a modern day fairy tale (March 2013) & "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Sea of Monsters." He was most recently seen as Caesar Flickerman in the blockbuster "The Hunger Games," and is set to begin filming "Catching Fire," the second in "The Hunger Games" trilogy. Other acclaimed films include "The Devil Wears Prada," "Captain America," "Easy A," "Margin Call," "The Terminal," "Road To Perdition," and "Julie & Julia," among many others. His performance in "The Lovely Bones" earned an Academy Award® nomination along with Golden Globe®, BAFTA, SAG, and Broadcast Film Critics nominations.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Stanley Tucci to Host PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS