Masterpiece readies ‘Mr. Selfridge’

Series stars Jeremy Piven in title role as London magnate

“Downton Abbey” producing home Masterpiece is set to go forward with drama series “Mr. Selfridge.”

Skein, which will premiere in 2013 on PBS, will star “Entourage” thesp Jeremy Piven in the title role as the founder of one of London’s most lavish department stores.

Mr. Selfridge was created by Andrew Davies, who exec produces with Kate Lewis of ITV Studios and Masterpiece’s Rebecca Eaton.

Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, pilot follows Harry Gordon Selfridge — a man with a mission to make shopping as thrilling as sex.

Masterpiece’s current hit “Downton Abbey” is set to begin its third season in the States on Jan. 6.

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