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Shirley MacLaine Is Headed Back To 'Downton'

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.02.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — Shirley MacLaine will be returning to "Downton Abbey" next season, and opera star Kiri Te Kanawa is joining the cast. MacLaine will ...

Spoiler Alert!

Posted 02.20.2013 | Comedy

The tragic season finale of “Downton Abbey” shocked many viewers, but on Tuesday night's "Conan," O’Brien took things to the next level by shar...

'Downton Abbey' Goes Out On Top

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 02.19.2013 | TV

The "Downton Abbey" ratings are in and the period drama went out on a high note. According to PBS, the third season finale of "Downton Abbey" boas...

Crabby About Downton Abbey?

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.21.2013 | TV
Lev Raphael

So, even though I'd heard about the ending of Downton Abbey's Season 3 and knew what was coming, I found the fatal car accident at the end gratuitous, pointless, and lazy on the part of the writers.

Why That 'Downton Abbey' Shocker Is For The Best (Really!)

Maureen Ryan | Posted 02.17.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Downton Abbey" fans, I know you're still reeling from what happened in the final minute of the show's season and I know it may be hard to hear this, but all things considered, I think that death was for the best.

Who Said What On 'Downton Abbey'?

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.16.2013 | TV

As the Season 3 finale of "Downton Abbey" draws closer, we've been looking back fondly on the heartbreaking and hilarious episodes that have made this...

How Much Is Downton Abbey Worth?

Posted 02.13.2013 | TV

It's hard to put a price on the home that's known as Downton Abbey. The estate featured on the Masterpiece series, which is modeled after Highclere...

Downton Abbey Episode 6 Part 1: What Alfred Saw

Hannah VanderPoel | Posted 04.13.2013 | Comedy
Hannah VanderPoel

Welcome, readers and children, and gather round the fire! Our favorite British sitcom family was on the receiving end of a lot of ghoulish life lessons last night -- lessons about the poisons of lust, power and vanity! Lend us your ears.

Remembering The Best Miniseries Of The '70s And '80s

Next Avenue | Posted 02.10.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By John Stark The golden era of the TV miniseries lasted from the mid-1970s to the late 1980s. They couldn’t go on mu...

On Death and Loss: Lessons from Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 03.31.2013 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Once again, this week's episode of Downton Abbey is full of powerful insights about life, love and human nature.

'Downton Abbey' For Super Nintendo?

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 01.27.2013 | TV

Seriously, we wish this video game really existed. You can't actually play this "Downton Abbey" 16-bit game, but it looks and sounds exactly like s...

Long Wait Ahead For 'Downton Abbey' Season 4

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 01.15.2013 | TV

Brace yourselves, "Downton Abbey" fans: "Downton Abbey" Season 4 won't premiere in the US for another year. Yes, it's the usual wait time for the new ...

Downton Abbey Meets Scandal

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.17.2013 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Ok, let's get this straight. On her deathbed, Lavinia wrote a letter to her father? And in effect this letter blessed Matthew, her intended who loved somebody else and humiliated her? Folks, there's clearly a conspiracy going on here.

How To See New 'Downton Abbey' Early

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 01.15.2013 | TV

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Select "Downton Abbey" fans are in for an early viewing treat and bragging rights. Apple said Monday that people in North Am...

Mary and Matthew Crawley: A Lesson in Healthy Couples Communication

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 03.16.2013 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Couples, whether married, engaged, or in committed relationships, can learn a great deal from the way that two of the key protagonists -- Mary and Matthew Crawley -- have fiercely disagreed over money.

What Celebrities Can Learn From 'Downton Abbey'

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 01.08.2013 | Celebrity

While social customs have changed quite a bit since the time of "Downton Abbey," there is still much wisdom to be gleaned from its residents. Here are...

Why Does Laura Linney Introduce 'Downton Abbey'?

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 01.07.2013 | TV

Every episode Laura Linney introduces "Downton Abbey" ... but why? The Huffington Post took that question to Masterpiece, "Downton Abbey's" producers....

How You Know You've Watched Too Much Downton Abbey

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.09.2013 | TV
Lev Raphael

Whenever Matthew protests he can't inherit money from his ex-fiancee's father because it would be "wrong," you imagine Lady Mary braining him with a vase.

'Downton Abbey' Premiere: Surprising Financial Woes

Posted 01.07.2013 | TV

Things got tense on "Downton Abbey" as the household faced financial strife -- though most don't know it yet. But their woes didn't stop Lord and Lady...

WATCH: The Best Of The Dowager Countess

Posted 01.04.2013 | TV

Between surprise marriages, miraculous recoveries and untimely deaths, the drama never seems to end on "Downton Abbey." One character remains unfaz...

Taking on Downton Abbey

Tom Falco | Posted 03.05.2013 | TV
Tom Falco

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The Case For And Against 'Downton Abbey'

Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.02.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

What "Downton" does well is worth the price of admission, and the actors in this cast are a continual treat, yet I feel compelled to list the problems and pleasures I find in the drawing rooms and the servants' quarters.

'Downton Abbey' Spoilers: Julian Fellowes On Dan Stevens' Exit

Posted 12.28.2012 | TV

SPOILER ALERT -- do not read on if you have yet to see the 2012 "Downton Abbey" Christmas special, which aired in the UK on December 25. The halls ...

To Downton, With Love: A Writer Chimes In

Pam Jenoff | Posted 02.27.2013 | TV
Pam Jenoff

Downtown excels at drawing the reader in, using what we writers call "bridging conflict" -- an incident or event that sets the stage for the larger story.

It's Official: Season 3 Of 'Downton' Is Dan Stevens' Last

Posted 12.27.2012 | TV

SPOILER ALERT -- do not read on if you have yet to see the 2012 "Downton Abbey" Christmas special, which aired in the UK on December 25. After mont...