‘Downton Abbey’ Scores Best UK Season Premiere With 9.5M Viewers

By | Monday September 23, 2013 @ 1:54am PDT

Downton Abbey’s long-awaited fourth season kicked off Sunday night in the UK with a 90-minute episode. Last year’s Season 3 debut episode on ITV1 drew 8.6M viewers, and this year’s first outing averaged 9.5M … Read More »

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Hot Clip: ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4

By | Tuesday September 17, 2013 @ 8:39pm PDT

Hit period drama Downton Abbey kicks off its fourth season Sunday on ITV in the UK. States-bound folk will have to wait until Jaunary 5 for PBS to launch this next go-round in the trials and tribulations of the upstairs/downstairs crowd at the Crawley family estate. … Read More »

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Guinness Record For ‘Downton Abbey’

By | Wednesday September 14, 2011 @ 9:54am PDT

Guinness World Records has awarded Downton Abbey with the accolade of the “Highest critical review ratings for a TV show,” which the record book says means the PBS Masterpiece series created and written by Julian Fellowes is the most “critically … Read More »

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Imagine John Lennon And Sherlock Holmes Headlining PBS Masterpiece Fall Season

Masterpiece’s Fall kicks off on Sunday, October 3 with the second series of Wallander, the Swedish detective portrayed by Kenneth Branagh, memorably described by one critic as “having the permanent mien of a recently slaughtered halibut”. British critics have found … Read More »

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Can The Miniseries Emmy Field Be Brought Back From The Brink Of Extinction?

Nellie Andreeva

History’s The Kennedys and Starz’s The Pillars of the Earth can’t come soon enough. The miniseries form has been on life-support in the past couple of years, with only one U.S. network, HBO, making consistent efforts in the arena. As a result, the nomination field for best miniseries has developed … Read More »

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