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Time To Say Goodbye: Downton Abbey Season 6 Trailer Released

Downton Abbey fans, it’s time to start saying goodbye to the show. The first trailer for series ending season 6 has been released. Consider yourself warned, it will make you weepy. It will also...

September 1, 2015

How Much Is The Dowager's Downton Abbey Manor? Just $6 Million

If you have $6 million dollars to spare, the “Downton Abbey” Manor occupied by the Dowager Countess can be yours.Byfleet Manor is the real house used as the place where Lady Violet lives...

May 14, 2015

Pictures: Queen Recognizes Downton Abbey’s Smith With Distinct Honor

Downton Abbey star Dame Maggie Smith is now part of an exclusive group. Queen Elizabeth II inducted her into the Order of the Companions of Honour Friday to celebrate Smith’s six decades in...

October 20, 2014

Video: New Saucy Witticisms from Downton's Dowager in Season 5

The newest clip from Downton Abbey season five illustrates that the Dowager Countess hasn’t lost her sharp tongue. In fact, she is saucier than ever. And she is letting her feminine side hang out...

September 9, 2014

Downton’s Dowager Based on a Fellowes

I recently uncovered this nugget in an older Masterpiece Theatre column: Downton’s dowager Countess is based on a Fellowes’ relative.Jessica Fellowes, niece to show scribe/creator Julian...

August 22, 2014

Catching up with the Selfridges

We can temper our “Downton Abbey” withdrawal by catching up with the Selfridges this Sunday. Season 2 of the MASTERPIECE drama "Mr. Selfridge" debuts Sunday, March 30 at 9 p.m. "Mr. Selfridge" takes...

March 28, 2014

Dame Maggie Smith Says Dowager Should Die Sometime

Dame Maggie Smith is making some dire predictions about the fate of her character, the scene stealing Dowager Countess, Lady Violet on Downton Abbey. “She’s got to drop down dead at some point...

March 7, 2013

Downton Abbey Season Finale Watch Party

I can’t believe Downton Abbey Season 3 is coming to an end this weekend! It’s just too soon! You can watch the final episode with us online with our watch party crew on February 17 at 9 p.m. right...

February 14, 2013

Downton Abbey Season 3 Spoiler Alert: Cat Fights & Money Problems

Updated January 4, 2013 - Check out this new preview clip and notice the wedding veil at the end! I can’t wait to see the new season of Downton Abbey. There are so many questions left to be...

September 4, 2012