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Paul Giamatti Joins ‘Downton Abbey’ for Season 4

Paul Giamatti is joining the cast of “Downton Abbey” for season 4, “Masterpiece” said Monday. Giamatti will play Cora’s (Elizabeth McGovern) brother, who’s something of a rogue. Producers describe his character as “rather free-spirited” and “sure to upset the Grantham’s apple cart.” Giamatti has previously appeared on television in HBO’s “John Adams,” for which he […]

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‘Downton Abbey’: Why You Should Watch Every Season During XFINITY Watchathon Week

If, by some chance, you have managed to miss out on seeing the cultural phenomenon that is “Downton Abbey,” now is your chance to catch up on the Sunday night obsession from the very beginning. Every season of the smash hit British import is now available with XFINITY On Demand and throughout all of […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: ‘Revenge Is Sweet’…?

I don’t understand why PBS’s Masterpiece Classics chose to air a two-hour penultimate episode of “Downton Abbey” this week instead of two separate individual episodes as it originally aired in Britain. Given the already much too-short season, why hurry the end? The overall effect diluted the strength of the second hour, which was one of […]

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"Downton Abbey": Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley (Photo: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2012 for MASTERPIECE)

PBS President: We Are Not ‘Punishing’ Our ‘Downton Abbey’ Viewers

The third season of “Downton Abbey” premiered on PBS on January 6, several weeks after the series wrapped up in the U.K., so the Internet was full of hard-to-miss spoilers. For many vocal viewers, including the media, this ruins the watching experience. And they didn’t miss the opportunity to point that out to PBS President […]

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Countess Crawley Dissatisfied with the State of Affairs at ‘Downton Abbey’

Countess Cora Crawley isn’t too happy with the state of “Downton Abbey.” In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Elizabeth McGovern, who plays Crawley, stated that she wasn’t overly happy with the direction and storylines of season two of the hit PBS series. “There is a slightly different tone to the second season, partly […]

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