We haven't even gotten Season 5 yet here in the U.S. but as the fifth season of "Downton Abbey" wraps its run in the United Kingdom, word came down that the popular series has been renewed for a sixth season. From today's press release from PBS, ""Downton Abbey," the Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning drama that has […]
When “Downton Abbey” returns for its fourth season, it will be six months after the death of Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens), but it is still a house in mourning, especially for Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery), who lost the love of her life.
Former "Downton Abbey" star Dan Stevens has apologized (sort of) for devastating "Downton" fans on Christmas Day, but he contends that killing off his popular character was not his doing. Millions of viewers were shocked, crushed and enraged when Matthew Crawley was killed off in dramatic fashion in an automobile accident - just after visiting […]
Viscount Timothy Torrington’s story reads like a real-life version of “Downton Abbey,” the hit period drama about the family of an earl who has no direct heir to inherit his title.
If, by some chance, you have managed to miss out on seeing the cultural phenomenon that is "Downton Abbey," now is your chance to catch up on the Sunday night obsession from the very beginning. Every season of the smash hit British import is now available with XFINITY On Demand and XFINITYTV.com throughout all of […]
By Carrie Healey, theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) The early 20th century British period drama "Downton Abbey" is expected introduce its first black character this coming season. The award-winning television show, from writer and creator Julian Fellowes, centers around the wealthy Crawley family. According to The Sun, casting notes were sent to agents, seeking a black […]
[**Spoiler Alert**: Do not read if you don't want to know the outcome of Sunday's Season 3 finale of "Downton Abbey."] "We don't always get our just desserts," says Violet to her elated family as they gather in Downton's library to celebrate all their good fortune in the final minutes of last night's episode. The […]
I don't understand why PBS's Masterpiece Classics chose to air a two-hour penultimate episode of "Downton Abbey" this week instead of two separate individual episodes as it originally aired in Britain. Given the already much too-short season, why hurry the end? The overall effect diluted the strength of the second hour, which was one of […]
The third season of "Downton Abbey" premiered on PBS on January 6, several weeks after the series wrapped up in the U.K., so the Internet was full of hard-to-miss spoilers. For many vocal viewers, including the media, this ruins the watching experience. And they didn't miss the opportunity to point that out to PBS President […]
There are many delicious reasons to watch the returning “Downton Abbey” and an exasperating one to skip it: The cover’s been blown on major plot twists.