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    'Downton Abbey' Renewed for Fourth Season; Boosts Dockery and Stevens Film Careers

    Before American audiences have seen even one episode of the much-anticipated "Downton Abbey" Season 3 (finally premiering on PBS on January 6), news comes that the successful show has been renewed for a fourth season on Britain's ITV. Season 3, which recently aired its finale in the UK, averaged a s...

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    'Downton Abbey' Renewed for a Fourth Season

    In what's bound to be happy news to fans if no real surprise, "Downton Abbey" has been renewed for a fourth season. ITV, the British network that's the original home to the Julian Fellowes-created period drama, announced today that it's commissing a new series of the accla...

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    Holy Tea & Crumpets! Julian Fellowes Considering A 'Downton Abbey' Prequel

    When he’s not busy writing reports to assist David Cameron in his attempts to balls up the UK film industry by only supporting “mainstream films,” Julian Fellowes is quietly going about penning one of the most successful dramas on television right now. “Downton Abbey” i...

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    Julian Fellowes Planning a 'Downton Abbey' Prequel About Young Robert and Cora

    When "Downton Abbey" eventually comes to an end in a flurry of repressed British emotion, it might not be the last we see of all the characters. Speaking at the at the BAFTA Screenwriters' Lecture series on Wednesday, September 26th, "Downton Abbey" creator and writer Julian ...

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    Watch: Two New Trailers For Season 3 Of 'Downton Abbey'

    Sure, you might be enjoying/still eagerly anticipating Benedict Cumberbatch in “Parade’s End,” but there’s no denying that it’s still little more than the pretender to the crown. The real blockbuster British period drama remains “Downton Abbey,” and it won’t be long until the third season of the acc...

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    Watch: Two Clips From Season 3 Of 'Downton Abbey,' Including New Addition Shirley MacLaine

    After the hugely disappointing second season of the show, which crossed over from trashily entertaining to just plain dull, we were wondering if there was anything that could win us back to the third season of smash-hit costume drama "Downton Abbey." And then creator Julian Fellowes went and cast Sh...

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    Watch: New 'Downton Abbey' Promos Promise Much Delicious MacLaine/Smith Sniping

    Two more promos for the upcoming third season of "Downton Abbey" surfaced today, and while they're short, they do focus right in on the delightful Shirley MacLaine and Maggie Smith aristocratic matriarch snipefest that's been destined to happen since the former was cast as Mar...

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    Watch: Trailer For Season 3 Of 'Downton Abbey'

    This writer has yet to experience the phenomenon that is "Downton Abbey," but knows enough to realize that the trailer for season 3 is kind of like a big deal. With Shirley MacLaine now on board, another interesting ingredient has be added to the show, and if you want to see where it goes next, well...

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    Watch: Trailer for Season 3 of 'Downton Abbey' Finds Bates in Prison and the Estate Short on Cash

    It's amusing and wonderful that PBS/ITV phenom "Downton Abbey" continues to be as hotly anticipated and fussed over as a typical superhero movie (the trailer below, via Vulture, appears to have been taped off of British TV). With (period) drama like this, who can be faulted for going a...

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    Watch Jimmy Kimmel in His PJ's Announce the Emmy Nominations

    The best part of the Emmy nominations? Jimmy Kimmel appearing in his pj’s, speaking truth to power. “This could be just as good at noon, really,” he said at the insane hour of 5:40 AM Pacific time. Kimmel, who will host the awards show on Sept 23., stepped in to announce the n...

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