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 […]
PBS’ fall schedule will examine President John F. Kennedy’s life and his death 50 years ago through a modern lens, part of the network’s increased emphasis on relevance, its programming chief said.
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 […]
There are many delicious reasons to watch the returning “Downton Abbey” and an exasperating one to skip it: The cover’s been blown on major plot twists.
Several juicy tidbits have surfaced for fans waiting for the third season of PBS series “Downton Abbey.” Audiences already knew Shirley MacLaine had signed on to play Cora’s (Elizabeth McGovern) mother. What else is in store? According to an article in the Orlando Sentinel, fans can expect a marriage, a baby and a death. The […]
By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer NEW YORK – With a name like “Masterpiece,” it has to be good. For a quarter-century, Rebecca Eaton has overseen this weekly British drama showcase whose reputation for excellence is undisputed. But now, with “Masterpiece” marking its 40th year (it first aired in January 1971), the pressures of maintaining […]