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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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    'Downton Abbey,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Girls,' 'Modern Family' Top 2012 Emmy Nominations

    So 5:30 (PST) this morning saw Jimmy Kimmel and Kerry Washington announce the 2012 Emmy nominations, and it served as a good lesson in why not to not give the organization too much credit. Yesterday we'd suggested that shows like "Parks and Recreation" and "Louie" were starting to make major inroads...

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    Watch: A Shaky Sneak Peek of Shirley MacLaine on 'Downton Abbey'

    When TV Land aired the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award to Shirley MacLaine this past Sunday, they offered a hidden gem immediately pounced on by sharp-eyed fans pining for more "Downton Abbey" -- a clip from the upcoming third season of the show, which will return (in the UK, at least) in ...

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    Tribeca: 'Cheerful Weather' Star Elizabeth McGovern Talks 'Downton Abbey' and Why She Left America

    In the Tribeca Film Festival Spotlight entry "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding," Academy Award-nominee Elizabeth McGovern plays the matriarch of a upper crust British family in the 20th century who's intent on marrying off her daughter ("Like Crazy" star Felicity Jones) to a ...

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    Jimmy Fallon And Friends Go to Downton Abbey (Video)

    Just when you’ve gotten through Downton Abbey withdrawal, here’s another parody to remind you of what’s missing from television: Jimmy Fallon and friends from Studio 6B give us Downton Sixbey. In the spirit of Jersey Floor, it sounds like a recurring Late Night series, which w...

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    Watch: 'Downton Arby's' Skewers PBS' Period Drama

    PBS's period hit "Downton Abbey" is almost too easy to mock. Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame's high end upstairs-downstairs soap opera is immensely enjoyable , but it's so very serious and consistent in its tropes -- noble Bates, the eternal victim of injustice, Lady Sybil and...

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    Previewing The Irresistible Downton Abbey Finale: There Will Be Answers

    Heading into this Sunday’s Christmas-themed finale of Downton Abbey, you might worry that the season would end with another excruciating cliff-hanger. Mary and Matthew are undoubtedly in love, but will the question of their on-and-off and currently still-off engagement be resolved? (Reall...

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    Best Downton Abbey Mashups and Parodies

    One of the surest signs that Downton Abbey has become a full-blown hit and pop-cult phenomenon is the mini- and strained flap that has erupted about whether it is snobbish or middle-brow or an old-fashioned soap opera. I don’t see why it can’t be all three. The series satisfies our indul...

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    Why 'Project Nim' Tops This Week's 5 Best DVD/Blu-ray Releases

    On DVD and Blu-ray this week: James Marsh's acclaimed follow-up to his Academy Award-winning documentary "Man on Wire;" season two of Britain's favorite import; "The Sunset Limited," directed by Tommy Lee Jones; the latest button-pusher from "Run, Lola, Run" hel...

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