| May 21, 2014
| 3:47 PM
"Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes is no stranger to death — he's had to kill off several characters on his hit PBS series — but he does have an issue with characters who are killers.
Fellowes joined other TV show runners Scott M....
| May 22, 2014
The Envelope, Los Angeles Times’ must-read awards and industry insider, turns its attention to the heavyweights vying for Primetime Emmy nominations, set to be announced July 10th,and the run-up to the August 25th ceremony. As TV delivers...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It is a fact now universally acknowledged that television has never been so creatively varied, ambitious and just plain good. Whether we’re bingeing, live-Tweeting or just trying to keep up with the rising tide of our DVR queues, we are a nation...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:23 PM
The author whose book inspired the hit PBS series Downton Abbey will give a presentation called "Talk, Tea and Tour" May 28 at Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts in Bethlehem. New York Times best-selling author, Carol McD Wallace will discuss......
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
At a pre-emmy breakfast last year, "Downton Abbey's" architect Julian Fellowes expressed some amusement at the thought of a "writers' room."
"I don't have as much ability to talk in our writers' room because there's only one person in our room: me," he...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The writers' room has become a staple of American television production. But look to our British friends across the pond, and they've got other ideas. Imagine: one writer, penning all the episodes of a show. No writers' room. No shared concept. Just...
| May 3, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Among the revelations about "Downton Abbey," producer Gareth Naeme shared that a Hollywood exec "who shall remain very nameless," predicted that the show would not find any takers in the U.S. when he was shopping it.
"It's mind-boggling to me that now we...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 9:54 AM
“Downton Abbey” continues to have sex on the brain.
Change is the one constant on this series, and so far this season has been particularly focused on the loosening of interaction between the sexes in the Jazz Age. Two episodes back, just...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Near the end of Sunday’s “Downton Abbey,” I half-expected Chris Harrison to show up in the Crawleys’ drawing room and start quizzing Mary about her favorite bachelor. Just a few short weeks ago, our heroine was catatonic with grief...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Available on VOD beginning Feb. 20
French filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin is responsible for some of the most audacious and entertaining films in world cinema today: movies such as "Kings and Queen" and "A Christmas Tale," which take offbeat...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:45 AM
"Downton Abbey" has become a regular AirBnB vacation home.
It was announced Friday by the show's makers — Masterpiece on PBS and Carnival Films — that three new cast members are joining the show in Season 5.
British actor Richard E....
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:21 AM
Love is in the air at Downton Abbey, and it’s spreading like the swine flu.
A season that began gloomily, with Mary deep in mourning over Matthew, has surprisingly evolved into one that’s mostly about romance. As we approach the season...