Downton Abbey, the British period-drama series, will return to PBS for its fourth season on Jan. 5, 2014, according to The Hollywood Reporter. At the PBS annual meeting on Tuesday morning, Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton announced the Downton Abbey news.
Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay has played her last role as Lady Sybil on the PBS Masterpiece Classics British series, as her character died in childbirth on Sunday night's episode, leaving hubby Tom Branson to take care of their newborn daughter without her.
Series three of the hit ITV drama Downton Abbey finally aired Sunday in the U.S. on PBS. Downton Abbey already premiered across the pond way back in September, leaving only the most disciplined of viewers to resist spoiling the season premiere.
Viewers finally got a little reward for their patience in the form of a long-awaited wedding between Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) and Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens) on Sunday night, when Downton Abbey finally returned to Britain's ITV1 after a long hiatus that's still ongoing in the U.
The Emmys have already gone gaga for PBS' Downton Abbey, starring Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern and newcomer Shirley MacLaine, and now it's time for the fans to follow suit, as season three of the hit series gears up for its January 2013 premiere.
Masterpiece Classics' Downton Abbey recently revealed that it will match Dame Maggie Smith with living legend Shirley MacLaine, who was also recently honored by Downton costar Elizabeth McGovern at American Film Institute's Shirley MacLaine Tribute.
Less than two weeks after BBC Masterpiece Classics producer Rebecca Eaton dished about the upcoming Season 3 of Downton Abbey and happened to state that star Dame Maggie Smith, 77, was "difficult" to work with, Smith has announced her decision to leave her role as Lady Violet, the Dowager Countess, on Downton Abbey when her contract ends after wrapping Season 3.
The most popular series in PBS history, the UK show Downton Abbey, starring Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, and Jim Carter, will not be returning for its third season until January 2013, but the Internet is already buzzing with rumors about what will come to pass when the Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park) created series comes back to Masterpiece Classics.
Barack and Michelle Obama really know how to throw a party. Some of the top names in Hollywood were guests at the White House state dinner on Wednesday, held on the South Lawn. Stars George Clooney, Carey Mulligan, Elizabeth McGovern, and Richard Branson joined the Obama family and British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha, the guests of honor, reports BBC News.