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  • The entail that wags the dog

     
    After hearing so many good things about it, we just started watching the Masterpiece Classic series "Downton Abbey." In this we've followed the same pattern we followed with "Mad Men," jumping in only after a critical mass among our circle......
  • “Downton Abbey Revisited” special to tide American audiences over until Season 3

     
    As U.S. audiences await the Season 3 premiere of the internationally acclaimed British drama Downton Abbey — which hits American shores Jan. 6, 2013, as part of Masterpiece Classic on PBS — they can get a taste of what's ahead, and take a look...
  • ‘Downton Abbey Revisited’: Angela Lansbury is your guide

     
    The new season of “Downton Abbey” won't arrive until Jan. 6. But PBS offers a retrospective special  this weekend. And here's a preview of the new season, based on the thrilling first three hours. Get ready for a wedding or two, a financial...
  • ‘Downton Abbey’ cast to visit ‘The View’

     
    THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED:    “Downton Abbey” fans can catch Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern — who play the earl and countess of Grantham — on “The View” this week. They are scheduled to visit the show on...
  • ‘Downton Abbey’ to screen Dec. 14 in Winter Park

     
    Season three of “Downton Abbey” doesn't start until Jan. 6 on PBS. But you can catch the first hour next month in Winter Park. WUCF TV, Central Florida's PBS station, and the city of Winter Park will host a free screening of the first hour ...
  • ‘Downton Abbey’ cast takes part in YouTube Q&A

     
    You might have seen them on “Today” or “The View,” but actors from “Downton Abbey” will take part in a panel discussion that you can catch via YouTube livestream. The PBS-hosted event starts at 8 tonight and will run...
  • This weekend: ‘Downton Abbey’ returns; Michael J. Fox on ‘The Good Wife’

     
    One highlight stands out above all others this weekend: 1. “Downton Abbey” starts its third season at 9 p.m. Sunday on PBS' “Masterpiece.” Season three is even more engrossing than the first two. Here's the routine: You'll get...
  • All the best in 2013; plus Oscar predictions

     
    Happy New Year! Thanks, as always, for your support of this blog. Let's look to the future. A new year means a new season of awards shows. The biggest telecasts will be the Grammys Feb. 10 on CBS and the Oscars Feb. 24 on ABC. But the Golden Globes...
  • Best television series of 2012: ‘Homeland,’ ‘Downton Abbey’

     
    The best television series of 2012 owe a debt to the past. They have taken the miniseries storytelling so popular decades ago and made it work for today's audiences. Viewers who fondly remember “Shogun,” “Brideshead Revisited,” &#...
  • ‘Downton Abbey’: better than ever

     
    The British are coming, again, and it's futile to resist. “Downton Abbey” is better than ever. PBS made the first eight hours available to TV critics, but held back the shocking season finale, which just aired in Great Britain. And it is...
  • ‘Downton Abbey’ quadruples PBS average

     
    “Downton Abbey” fans flocked to PBS' “Masterpiece” for the third-season premiere Sunday night. The two-hour installment averaged 7.9 million viewers, quadrupling the PBS average. The rating for the third-season premiere bettered...
  • 12 things I learned from watching the Golden Globes

     
    Here are a few things I learned from watching last night's Golden Globes ceremony (many of them were things I didn't know that I didn't know, which is always a bonus): 1) Jodie Foster is retiring! UPDATE: She's not retiring 2) Jodie Foster had...