‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Gets 2019 Release Date

‘Downton Abbey’ Movie To Shoot This Summer

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years after going off the air, “Downton Abbey” is coming back as a movie. Focus Features said Friday that it will this summer begin production on a “Downton” film that will reunite the Crawley family on the big screen. Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the screenplay and will produce. The […]

Exhibition Pays Homage To ‘Downton’ Fashion

‘Downton Abbey’ Movie To Start Production

Michael Edelstein, president at NBCUniversal International Studios, said it hopes to assemble 20 cast members from the popular TV series, with production slated to begin next year.

‘Downton Abbey’ Exhibition To Launch in Singapore

‘Downton’ Finale Clocks Record 9.6M

Nearly 10 million people said so-long to Downton Abbey Sunday night. It is the most watched finale ever for PBS’s most popular series ever. The swan-song’s 9.6 million viewers in Live + Same Day viewing outstrips the previous, Season 5 finale of 8.4 million viewers, by 14%

‘Downton Abbey’ Finale Draws 6.9M UK Viewers

Int’l Emmys To Honor ‘Downton’ Creator Fellowes

NEW YORK (AP) — The timing couldn’t be better for the International Emmys to honor “Downton Abbey” writer and creator Julian Fellowes as the acclaimed British period drama wraps up its sixth and last season with a Christmas Day finale on Britain’s ITV. Elizabeth McGovern, who stars as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, and the […]

‘Downton Abey’ Finale Sets 2-Year UK Ratings High

‘Downton Abbey’ Final Season To Begin In January

NEW YORK (AP) — The final season of the popular British drama “Downton Abbey” will begin on Jan. 3, leading up to a finale on the first weekend of March, PBS announced Monday. The show has been both a creative and ratings triumph for the network. On the Sunday before its final episode, PBS will […]

‘Downton Abbey’ To Get Special BAFTA Award

‘Downton Abbey’ Ending After Next Season

Producers of the popular British period drama on Thursday confirmed it will end after its sixth season, scheduled to air in the United States in early 2016. The series, which airs earlier in the U.K., will have its finale on Christmas Day, 2015.

Maggie Smith’s ‘Downton’ Exit May Be Premature

LONDON (AP) — Predictions of doom for the Dowager Countess of Grantham may be premature. ‘‘Downton Abbey’’ publicists say Maggie Smith was misinterpreted in remarks widely reported as suggesting she will leave the TV show after its sixth season later this year. Smith told the Sunday Times newspaper that ‘‘I can’t see how (‘Downton’) could […]

Maggie Smith Plans To Leave ‘Downton’ After Season 6

‘Downton’ Premiere Just Misses PBS Record

Downton Abbey, the most popular drama in PBS history, returned to a near-record audience Sunday night. According to Nielsen preliminary estimates, the fifth-season premiere averaged about 10.1 million viewers from 10:15 to 11:15 p.m., just a smidge behind the show’s fourth-season opener a year ago (10.2 million). Among all networks, only CBS drew a larger audience during the time period.

‘Downton Abbey’ Gets Go-Ahead For Season 6

Britain’s ITV network says it has commissioned a sixth season of the popular costume drama from co-producers Carnival Films and Masterpiece. It will start filming early next year. ITV’s director of drama commissioning, Steve November, said Thursday that the show continues to be “a phenomenon.”

‘Downton’ Season Finale Lands 8.5M Viewers

An average of 8.5 million viewers tuned in for Downton Abbey‘s fourth season finale Sunday night. That’s a personal finale best for the period drama on PBS. The Season 3 finale drew 8.2 million viewers on February 17 last year, a 50% surge from the Season 2 ender in 2012.

PBS Won’t Move ‘Downton’ Closer To UK Run

The return of Downton Abbey, which began its fourth season on Jan. 5, is becoming a post-holiday tradition for the show’s fans, said Paula Kerger, PBS president. The British series began presenting new episodes in late September back home, but PBS holds it back.

‘Downton’ PBS Return Attracts 10.2M Viewers

The two-hour opener of the British import’s fourth season brought more highs for the public broadcaster and drama flagship Masterpiece Classic.

‘Downton Abbey’ Tea Truck to Cruise NYC Streets

‘Downton Abbey’ To Return For A 5th Season

The celebrated British costume drama focusing on the elite Crawley family will air its fourth season on Masterpiece beginning Jan. 5 and the hit show’s executive producer, Rebecca Eaton, says Downton fans can “rest easy knowing that a fifth season is on the way.”

‘Downton Abbey’ UK Premier Scores 9.5M Viewers

‘Downton Abbey’ Enters Merchandise Fray

LONDON (AP) — Forget “Mad Men” modernism. This season’s style is all about “Downton Abbey’”s Edwardian opulence. Millions around the world have been seduced by the strait-laced but stylish world of the British historical drama. Soon they’ll be able to take some of that style home, getting lips as soft as Lady Mary’s, wine inspired […]

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PBS Sticking To Split US-UK ‘Downton Abbey’ Airing

Paul Giamatti Joins ‘Downton Abbey’

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4 To Start On Jan. 5

PBS Sets Fall Lineup, No Early ‘Downton’

It’s official, Downton Abbey fans will have to wait until winter 2014 for their next Edwardian drama fix. PBS announced its fall lineup Thursday, with nary a mention of the Masterpiece megahit.

Comings And Goings At ‘Downton’ Next Season

NEW YORK (AP) – Shirley MacLaine will be returning to “Downton Abbey” next season, and opera star Kiri Te Kanawa is joining the cast. MacLaine will reprise her role as Martha Levinson, Lord Robert Crawley’s freewheeling American mother-in-law, Carnival Films and “Masterpiece” on PBS said Saturday. MacLaine appeared in episodes early last season. New Zealand-born […]

‘Downton’ Finale Seen By 8.2 Million Viewers

Sunday’s audience surpassed even the audience for the third season premiere in January, when about 7.9 million viewers tuned in, a 20-year record for PBS.

‘Downton,’ ‘Smash’ Take Design Awards

Winners for the 15th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, which celebrate costume design excellence in film, television and commercials, were handed out Tuesday evening.

Maggie Smith: I Haven’t Seen ‘Downton’

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of people have watched Maggie Smith on “Downton Abbey.” But she’s not one of them. The 78-year-old actress, who portrays Lady Grantham in the popular PBS series, told “60 Minutes” that she hasn’t watched the drama because doing so would only make her agonize over her performance. She said she […]

‘Downton Abbey’ Second Only To Super Bowl

In a counterprogramming coup, PBS’s costume drama averages 6.6 million viewers — a mere 102 million fewer than watched the game.

Amazon To Be Sole Streamer Of ‘Downton Abbey’

‘Downton Abbey’ Gets Early iTunes Showing

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) —Select “Downton Abbey” fans are in for an early viewing treat and bragging rights.Apple said Monday that people in North America who hold iTunes season passes will be able to see this season’s last three episodes of “Downton” before they air. The period drama’s second season was the best-selling TV series […]

COMMENTARY BY KENNETH ROBINSON

Why Doesn’t The FCC Love Broadcast TV?

Broadcasting fulfills its promise, delivering entertainment (like RGIII and Downton Abbey) and vital information (like storm warnings) to the public — free of charge, if people want it that way. Yet, the current FCC ignores broadcasting’s contributions and pushes broadband policies that undermine the medium. “Listen to the FCC and you’d think broadcast television is simply dead-weight economic loss.”

COMMENTARY BY KENNETH ROBINSON

Why Doesn’t The FCC Love Broadcast TV?

Broadcasting fulfills its promise, delivering entertainment (like RGIII and Downton Abbey) and vital information (like storm warnings) to the public — free of charge, if people want it that way. Yet, the current FCC ignores broadcasting’s contributions and pushes broadband policies that undermine the medium. “Listen to the FCC and you’d think broadcast television is simply dead-weight economic loss.”

‘Downton Abbey’ Premiere Hits 7.9 Million

Rivaling broadcast outings, the British import starts its third season with a huge surge — double its previous season and quadruple the typical primetime showing for PBS.

SPOILER: Twist Awaits U.S. Fans Of ‘Downton’

NEW YORK (AP) — British fans of “Downton Abbey” are feeling blue after Tuesday’s conclusion of Season 3, even as the U.S. audience eagerly anticipates this third cycle on PBS’s “Masterpiece” beginning Jan. 6. (ANY “ABBEY” DEVOTEES WHO PREFER NOT TO LEARN WHAT AWAITS THEM ARE URGED TO STOP READING RIGHT NOW.) One of the […]

No Season 4 For ‘Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens

Dan Stevens Poised To Exit ‘Downton Abbey’