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

‘Downton Abbey’s’ Dan Stevens Sorry for Ruining Christmas

Former “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens has apologized (sort of) for devastating “Downton” fans on Christmas Day, but he contends that killing off his popular character was not his doing. Millions of viewers were shocked, crushed and enraged when Matthew Crawley was killed off in dramatic fashion in an automobile accident — just after visiting […]

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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 XFINITYTV.com throughout all of […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Reportedly to Introduce First Black Character

By Carrie Healey, theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) The early 20th century British period drama “Downton Abbey” is expected introduce its first black character this coming season. The award-winning television show, from writer and creator Julian Fellowes, centers around the wealthy Crawley family. According to The Sun, casting notes were sent to agents, seeking a black […]

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Michelle Dockery and Dan Stevens in "Downton Abbey" (Courtesy of © Giles Keyte/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2012 for MASTERPIECE)

‘Downton Abbey’ Heartbreak in Shocking Season 3 Finale

[**Spoiler Alert**: Do not read if you don’t want to know the outcome of Sunday’s Season 3 finale of “Downton Abbey.”] “We don’t always get our just desserts,” says Violet to her elated family as they gather in Downton’s library to celebrate all their good fortune in the final minutes of last night’s episode. The […]

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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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