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How Downton Abbey Is In My Blood

Next Avenue | Posted 12.26.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Elizabeth Wray A genealogical search reveals my dirty little secret life as a closet Brit! Despite my name, I nev...

LOOK: 'Downton Abbey' Gingerbread House

Posted 12.20.2012 | TV

Just in time for the holidays and the upcoming season of "Downton Abbey," cookie artist and "Downton" enthusiast Curtis Jensen put together a gingerbr...

Will 'Downton Abbey' Come To The US Sooner Than Expected?

Posted 12.06.2012 | TV

The third season of "Downton Abbey" is premiering on PBS next month, and the network's executives are already looking ahead to the series' fourth seas...

Dan Stevens Leaving 'Downton Abbey'

Posted 11.26.2012 | TV

Sad news for "Downton Abbey" fans. The Daily Mail is reporting that Dan Stevens is not returning for the fourth season of the ITV series, which ai...

'Downton Abbey' Renewed For Season 4

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 11.23.2012 | TV

"Downton Abbey" has been renewed for a fourth season, British broadcaster ITV announced Friday. Though the show has yet to premiere its third season i...

Michelle Obama Gets Special 'Downton Abbey' Treatment

Posted 11.14.2012 | TV

The Perks Of Being A FLOTUS.

The New 'Downton Abbey'

Erin Ruberry | Posted 12.02.2012 | TV
Erin Ruberry

The British import, which premiered in the U.S. on PBS Sunday night, transplants Downton's formula for success (British period drama with plenty of plot twists) from the English countryside in the early 1920's to a working class neighborhood in 1950's London.

Crystal Bell

'Downton Abbey's' Joanne Froggatt On Season 3, Her Emmy Nod & More! | Crystal Bell | Posted 08.15.2012 | TV

Of all of the couples on "Downton Abbey," Anna Smith (Joanne Froggatt) and Mr. Bates (Brendan Coyle) are most likely to have a fan-made "We Found Love...

Why 'Downton' Is Not The Typical Period Drama

Posted 08.14.2012 | TV

What makes "Downton Abbey" so much more addicting than other period dramas? It's soap opera-like qualities, according to Michelle Dockery. “I th...

'Fireworks' Are Coming To 'Downton Abbey'

Posted 06.19.2012 | TV

From its ratings success to its six Emmy Awards, "Downton Abbey" has become a phenomenon. And from the sounds of Season 3, "Downton" obsession won't b...

Trouble In 'Downton': Will Maggie Smith Stay Or Go?

Posted 05.06.2012 | TV

Is there trouble ahead for PBS' hit period drama "Downton Abbey?" According to UK tabloid The Mirror, the show's feisty Dowager Countess, played by Da...

LISTEN: Hysterical 'Downton Abbey' Rap

Posted 03.02.2012 | TV

It may have taken two seasons, but "Downton Abbey" has finally permeated pop culture, thanks to a very clever rap, written and produced by Adam WarRoc...

'Downton Abbey' Finale Breaks PBS Ratings Records

Posted 02.23.2012 | TV

While it may not have been the Granthams strongest season, the Season 2 finale of "Downton Abbey" earned PBS its highest overnight ratings since 2009'...

The Mistakes 'Downton Abbey' (And Other Shows) Should Avoid

Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.20.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

The second season of "Downton Abbey" has proved that creator Julian Fellowes is sloppy and inconsistent when it comes to writing for television.

DVDs: Downton Abbey Has Gone Down, Down, Down in Quality

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.10.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Don't tell my mother, but Downton Abbey has swiftly declined from a pale imitation of the original Upstairs Downstairs to a pale imitation of Falcon Crest.

Maureen Ryan

The Maid We Love To Hate On 'Downton Abbey' | Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.25.2012 | TV

Actress Siobhan Finneran says she isn't often recognized as Sarah O'Brien, her scheming "Downton Abbey" character. As the actress noted during an ...

A Bit of a Spat About Downton Abbey

Red Room | Posted 03.21.2012 | TV
Red Room

Oh dear, haven't these experts ever been to a party? Are they so tied up in critical knots that they can't just sit back and let people be entertained? Because that's what Downton Abbey is -- it's entertainment.

Aristocrats Stumble But 'Downton Abbey' Is Still Addictive

Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.06.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Though you can still count me as a "Downton Abbey" fan, the period drama is a more labored, problematic affair this year. As it struggles to get dozens of different stories in motion, "Downton" lacks a certain elegance. But the good news is, despite the obvious growing pains, the show gets things right more often than it gets them wrong, especially as the season progresses.

Maureen Ryan

'Downton Abbey' Creator Julian Fellowes Previews Season 2 | Maureen Ryan | Posted 12.14.2011 | TV

The first season of the period drama "Downton Abbey" got rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic, but most American critics have yet to see the sec...

Wonderful British Shows Are Returning To PBS

Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

By DAVID BAUDER, The Associated Press NEW YORK -- There's good news for fans of Sherlock Holmes and "Downton Abbey": They're both coming back to PB...

A New PBS Smash

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Julian Fellowes knows how to make himself at home in English country estates, both upstairs and down. The writer won an Academy A...