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    Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Downton Sixbey’: Lady Hedith’s Answer

    Last night in Part 2 of Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Downton Abbey’ parody, ‘Downton Sixbey,’  Lady Hedith – the incomparable and lovely Fred Armisen --  repsonded to a declaration of love and a marriage proposal from Downton’s heir, Lord Questlove. Their ...

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    Jimmy Fallon Returns to 'Downton Sixbey' (Video)

    Jimmy Fallon calls it 'Downton Sixbey' (in honor of his studio, 6B). I think of it as'Keeping Up With The Granthams' (hoping for the spinoff,' Lady Hedith and the Dowager Take Miami'). But whatever you call it, the 'Late Night' satire is a howling spoof of 'D...

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    'Downton Abbey' Writer & Star To Reunite On 'The Chaperone,' From 'My Week With Marilyn' Director Simon Curtis

    With the principal cast of “Downton Abbey” already beginning to break up as they (particularly its younger stars) look for the next step up career-wise, you can forgive Julian Fellowes and some of his older cast-members for also pursuing other projects and setting themselves up for a life after 'Dow...

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    Watch: Even 'Sesame Street' is Poking Fun at 'Downton Abbey'

    "Sesame Street" offers up the latest spoof of their very successful and very serious fellow PBS series "Downton Abbey" in the video below, in which the should-be simple act of having tea and crumpets becomes extremely challenging for two muppets because of the directionally challenged nature of thei...

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    'Downton Abbey': When Bad Things Happen to Nice Characters Who Reject Their Upbringing

    The article below contains spoilers for episode five of the third season of "Downton Abbey."

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    'Downton Abbey' Shocker: They Killed Who? And Why?

    If you have not yet watched the stunning latest episode of 'Downton Abbey,' don’t read on. If you have (or just want to find out who died) go to the next page for my review of the understandable but I think wrong-headed shocker. To paraphrase 'South Park':

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    'Downton Abbey' Preview: This Week's Jaw-Dropping Episode

    If there is one episode of 'Downton Abbey' you won’t want to miss, it’s this week’s. I won’t give anything away, except to say that the video preview here doesn’t begin to prepare you for the high drama of the most tension-filled episode so far -- in fact, un...

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    'Fox & Friends' Suggests 'Downton Abbey' 'Poses a Threat to the Left'

    On conservative morning show "Fox & Friends" yesterday, British journalist and Fox News show host Stuart Varney claimed "Downton Abbey" "poses a threat to the left" because of its positive portrayal of the wealthy. "Rich people are prominently featured, they...

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    The Perverse Pleasures of 'Downton Abbey,' Where Progress Is The Enemy

    Key to the enjoyment of "Downton Abbey" is the fact that the way of life it depicts is long gone, leaving us free to admire it in all of its antique-linen-and-silver-dinner-service gorgeousness without having to think too hard about its implications.

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    Jeremy Irons Says 'Downton Abbey' Is Like A Ford Fiesta

    It's quiet out there as everyone in Hollywood is en route to the Sundance Film Festival, so here's something that should perk up your eyeballs a little bit. The always awesome Jeremy Irons has weighed in on "Downton Abbey," and if you think the show is the height of writing and dra...

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