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 straight-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 by Lord Grantham’s […]
PBS’ chief executive says she’s sticking with airing “Downton Abbey” after it shows in Britain, spoilers or not.
“Masterpiece” is prescribing a new drama set in a London hospital in the early 1960s. The series, “Breathless,” will put medical practice at the brink of the tumultuous ’60s.
It will be a Happy New Year indeed for “Abbey-ites.” New episodes of “Downton Abbey” will hit the states just after the New Year. “Downton Abbey’s” upcoming fourth season will premiere in the U.S. on Sunday, January 5, 2014 on PBS, “Masterpiece” executive producer Rebecca Eaton revealed Tuesday. (Season 4 debuts in the U.K. in […]
Executive producer Gareth Neame announced Wednesday that “Downton Abbey” is officially adding its first black character to the hit British period drama. Actor Gary Carr has signed on to play a jazz singer named Jack Ross, who’s described as “a charming and charismatic” young man, on the upcoming fourth season of the show. Carr has […]
Viscount Timothy Torrington’s story reads like a real-life version of “Downton Abbey,” the hit period drama about the family of an earl who has no direct heir to inherit his title.
Former “Downton Abbey” star Jessica Brown Findlay regrets going topless in her film debut. Findlay, 23, dropped her top in the 2011 film “Albatross” and says she agreed to the naughty scene simply because she was young and naive. “To be honest, Albatross was naiveté and not knowing that I could say no,” Findlay told […]
Here’s another blow for “Downton Abbey” fans. Siobhan Finneran will not be returning for Season 4 of the smash hit British series, the actress revealed to The U.K.’s Associated Press. Yes, dear “Abbey” fans, O’Brien is packing her bags. The devious maid viewers love to hate will be gone when the upcoming season returns, picking […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — PBS’ “Masterpiece” drama showcase is getting a fashionable new supporter. The public TV program said Monday that the Ralph Lauren Corp. will become a national sponsor, marking the company’s first TV sponsorship. “Masterpiece” executive producer Rebecca Eaton called Lauren’s support a tribute to the program, home of the hit British period […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeremy Piven, who played uber-Hollywood agent Ari Gold on the series “Entourage,” is moving uptown to PBS’ “Masterpiece.” “Masterpiece” executive producer Rebecca Eaton said Wednesday that Piven will star in the drama series “Mr. Selfridge,” about the flamboyant American who founded the British department store Selfridges. The series’ creator is Emmy […]