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Downton Abbey Continuing for Fifth Season

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 5:45am

Great news for Downton Abbey fans: a fifth season of the MASTERPIECE drama is in the works. “As American audiences ready themselves for the January 5th premiere of Season 4, our devoted Downton fans will rest easy...

Sir Charles Blake is one of the new suitors ruffling Mary's feathers.

New Video: Meet the New Cast of Downton Abbey

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, November 8, 2013 - 11:05am

In the last few months, I’ve been giving you tidbits about the new characters coming to Downton Abbey this upcoming season. But now you can see who they are in this new video. You’ll meet Lady Cora’s new lady’s maid...

Downton Abbey Season 4 Preview and Gala December 17

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, November 4, 2013 - 9:30am

The fourth season of Downton Abbey premieres January 5, 2014, but we want you to join us for an exclusive sneak preview of the first episode. We’re throwing a gala in honor of the masterpiece hit and you’re invited. It...

Downton Abbey Creators Say Matthew’s Death was an Opportunity

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 8:48am

At first, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, executive producer Liz Trubridge and Gareth Naeme were really pained about killing off Dan Stevens’ character Matthew Crawley. “We had no desire to get rid of Matthew at...

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Why Fellowes Hired a Bodyguard and Other Downton Abbey Defining Moments

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, October 25, 2013 - 12:40pm

Perhaps Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ defining moment was when he hired a bodyguard after season three ended. He says he felt concerned for his safety after viewer outrage over the death of Matthew Crawley in...

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Fellowes Opens up About Downton Abbey’s First Black Character

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, October 21, 2013 - 8:03am

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is opening up more about why he felt it was time to add the first black character to the cast of the period drama. Fellowes felt that Black Britons needed to see more positive...

It's possible that the character Jack Ross (played by Gary Carr) is based on real jazz star Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson.

Downton Abbey’s Jack Ross Based on Real Jazz Singer?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 9:57am

Downton Abbey’s Jack Ross could be based on the very real black American jazz musician Leslie “Hutch” Hutchinson. That's what the U.K.’s Daily Mail and The Telegraph are proposing. Hutchinson was popular in the 1920s...

Return to Downton Abbey on TV, Reminisce in Newnan

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, October 11, 2013 - 4:26am

In December, you’ll get a chance to get a full blown preview of season four of Downton Abbey. While if you’re in Newnan, Ga next week, you can reminisce in person with fellow fans. We plan to air the Masterpiece...

Downton Abbey Season 4 New Video: Lady Mary, Angry Widow

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, October 4, 2013 - 6:02am

In the latest Downton Abbey Season 4 preview clip we see just how badly Mary is taking Matthew’s death. Bad is an understatement. In the first few seconds of the video, the poor widow Crawley has an outburst at the...

Rob James Collier reveals who Bates' character is based on. (Image from http://instagram.com/pbsofficial.)

Five Things You Don't Know About Downton Abbey

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, September 27, 2013 - 1:30am

Did you know that Cora, Mary and Edith’s rooms are all the same? Or that baby George is named after a producer’s family member? Did you realize that Bates is modeled after a blaxpoitation film character? No I didn’t...

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