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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.

10 House of Cards Ripoffs

Tyler Moss | Posted 04.19.2013 | Comedy
Tyler Moss

Traditional television networks, terrified that they may be aboard the Titanic en route for an iceberg, will attempt to steer their ship to safety the only way they know how: by producing knockoffs. Here are the top 10 ripoffs we'd most like to see.

'Downton Abbey' Takes On One Direction! (VIDEO)

Posted 02.18.2013 | Teen

What do you get when you put together PBS's hit period piece "Downton Abbey" and boy band One Direction's 2011 hit "What Makes You Beautiful"? A maste...

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...

Why It's Better To Work Downstairs On 'Downton Abbey'

Posted 02.15.2013 | TV

Fancy dresses and spacious dining rooms only go so far on "Downton Abbey." According to Lesley Nicol, who plays Mrs. Patmore, the cook, on the PBS ...

Is God The Missing Character In 'Downton Abbey'?

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 02.15.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The third season of the megahit PBS series "Downton Abbey" wraps up on Sunday (Feb. 17), capping another must-see run of ruin and redemption at ...

Maggie Smith Has Never Seen 'Downton Abbey'

Posted 02.14.2013 | TV

"Downton Abbey" star Maggie Smith -- who plays The Dowager Countess -- has a shocking confession: She's never seen the Masterpiece series. When as...

15 TV Couples That Make Us Believe In Love

The Huffington Post | HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 04.16.2013 | TV

The world of TV has seen many couples come and go, but many are in our hearts forever. In honor of Valentine's Day, HuffPost TV pulled together a l...

Hugh Bonneville On What Makes 'Downton' Drama So Delicious

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 04.16.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — The third season of "Downton Abbey" ends this Sunday with a bang. Exactly what that bang is, we're not going to say, in deference to...

Downton Jimmy

Caroline Vella | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Caroline Vella

Just like the original PBS series of a similar name, the attention to detail is exquisite. With Brooke Shields cast as the lovely wife and SNL's Fred Armisen as the homely daughter, they have made an absolutely perfect mockery of the esteemed drama.

On Love and Compassion: Lessons From Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.15.2013 | TV
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Whether it is 1921 or 2013, love is a powerful promoter of the best impulses of the human spirit.

12 Reasons I Will Miss 'Downton Abbey'

Grown And Flown | Posted 04.14.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

Discovering a show that both my husband and I enjoy is a gift. We watch together even if it means one of us must wait for the other to be available. In our almost empty nest, enjoying "Downton Abbey" has turned Sunday evening into a new date night.

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.

In Defense Of Lady Edith

Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.11.2013 | TV
Leigh Weingus

The Crawley sisters have replaced the "SATC" ladies via Masterpiece's "Downton Abbey." There's the beautiful and sweet Sybil, who couldn't care less about the British class system and marrying below her, Mary, the object of every man's affections ... and Edith.

'Downton Abbey' Recap: 'A Miasma Of Scandal'

Mike Hogan | Posted 02.10.2013 | TV
Mike Hogan

Thomas is kissing boys and getting caught. Cousin Rose is dancing to jazz. Edith is flirting with another married man. Matthew and Mary are sneaking around behind each other's backs. Branson's disgracefully Irish brother won't stop drinking beer. On and on it goes!

17 Parenting Lessons From 'Downton Abbey'

Grown And Flown | Posted 04.12.2013 | Parents
Grown And Flown

What the PBS drama can teach us about unconditional love, loyalty and reinvention.

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...

Why I Am Grateful I Was Jilted

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.10.2013 | Books
Carole Mallory

Today I have published my third memoir. It is called Picasso's Ghost because that is what I felt like during this struggle to gain self worth -- a ghost. No, it wasn't Pablo Picasso who jilted me. It was his son, Claude.

WATCH: 'Downton Sixbey' Takes Snobbery To New Heights

Posted 02.07.2013 | Comedy

The "Downton Abbey" parody on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," called "Downton Sixbey" after Fallon's Studio 6B at 30 Rock, is back for the second nigh...

Things Heat Up On 'Downton Sixbey'

Posted 02.06.2013 | Comedy

Forget "Downton Abbey," the third episode of Jimmy Fallon's "Downton Sixbey" is upon us, and there's plenty of drama and hot air balloon deaths to kee...

On Grief and Marriage: Lessons From Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.07.2013 | TV
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Whether it is 1921 or 2013, there is probably nothing harder on a marriage (or on the soul) than the death or serious illness of a child.

Downton Abbey Episode 5: She Will Be a Member of My Tribe

Hannah VanderPoel | Posted 04.06.2013 | Comedy
Hannah VanderPoel

Boil, toil and trouble. That's all that ever happens over at Ol' Crawley Manor these days. The house has degenerated into a bachelor pad filled with empty beer bottles and takeout containers. The whole darn place is in a funk.

'Downton Abbey' Recap: Snobs Get Served

Mike Hogan | Posted 02.03.2013 | TV
Mike Hogan

Sybil's body isn't even cold, yet the residents kept scheming, especially Matthew, who just can't wait to get cracking on his plan to reform the estate. And speaking of Matthew, there sure was a lot of foreshadowing in that one scene, wasn't there?

DVDs: Downton Abbey Fans Better Brace Themselves

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.03.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

This week I cover the new season of Downton Abbey (without any spoilers), some new releases including Adam Sandler's biggest hit in years, another excellent Criterion release, a John Ford gem and a round-up of (mostly) British TV. Enjoy.