Don't expect Snooki (inset) to ever turn up on PBS, home of "Downton Abbey" (Photos: PBS, Getty Images)

PBS is ‘Snooki-Free Zone’ Under Hard-Charging Programming Chief

NEW YORK (AP) — Honey Boo Boo, the management at PBS wants to thank you. You, too, real housewives. And naked castaways, Long Island princesses, breakaway Amish, storage warriors, pawn stars and pickers. People at public television may not want to watch you, but they are happy to see you. [xfinity-record-button id=”7967342778484123112″ program_type=”series”] When Discovery, […]

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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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