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'Downton Abbey' Season 4 Releases First Photo, New Guest Stars

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 4, 2013 @ 12:22 PM
Viewers of 'Downton Abbey' season 3 know that the year came with a costly price, killing off two major characters and driving yet a third to quit the show in between seasons. We've heard a bit how the soon-to-film 'Downton Abbey' season 4 will introduce a number of changes and new characters into the Masterpiece series, but are you ready to meet the new cast? Find out who's arriving at 'Downton Abbey,' and check out the first official photo from the series inside!

'Downton Abbey' Season 4: Who Else Is Leaving the Cast?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 1, 2013 @ 2:30 PM
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Despite the fact that UK audiences knew a good two months before we did, 'Downton Abbey' fans were shocked by the most recent, which saw two major departures from the cast, and not in the "maybe they'll return for a cliffhanger!" sort of way. Now, as the award-winning Masterpiece drama prepares to go before cameras for a fourth season, we've learned that one more major cast member has exited the series, and won't film a proper goodbye onscreen. Find out who's leaving 'Downton Abbey' inside!

'Downton Abbey' Season 4 to Explore Race Relations

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 27, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
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Many 'Downton Abbey' fans remain up in arms over the recently concluded third season, which saw not one but two major characters heading up to the big Abbey in the sky, but the upcoming fourth season may feature the most upheaval yet. As the series prepares to go before cameras a fourth time, picking up some months after the events of the recent season finale, we've learned that the notoriously stuffy period piece will introduce a black character, as well as a new love interest for one of its widowed leading ladies. Get the latest on 'Downton Abbey' season 4 inside!

'Downton Abbey' Season 4 Casts New Series Regular

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 20, 2013 @ 2:22 PM
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Granted the whole of England had been aware of the shocking spoilers from 'Downton Abbey's' season 3 finale since Christmas 2012, American audiences are still reeling from the twists that took away two major characters from the series. As 'Downton Abbey' season 4 prepares to go before cameras, the Masterpiece production naturally has begun to beef up its regular cast a bit, so who's the first new regular of the season? Hint: you've already met her!

'Downton Abbey' Season 4: Maggie Smith to Return

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 15, 2013 @ 9:32 AM
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As difficult as it can be to talk 'Downton Abbey' considering the extensive delay between seasons aired in the UK and in America (UK having seen the series 3 Christmas special, while we've only just started series 3), any TV fan knows that not every character is long for this world. In particular, Dame Maggie Smith has always been seen as a potential casualty from season to season, but it seems the Dowager Countess will indeed be back for season 4! Find out the latest 'Downton Abbey' scoop inside!

'Downton Abbey' Spoilers: ITV Explains Why They Wrote Out Major Character

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 27, 2012 @ 6:08 PM
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While the third series of acclaimed period drama 'Downton Abbey' won't officially premiere in the United States until January 6, U.K. viewers are still up in arms about the actor departure from the most recent Christmas special, one which could drastically alter the series. We warn readers about potential spoilers for the upcoming series, but what does ITV have to say about the shocking character exit?

Major 'Downton Abbey' Star Confirms Series 4 Departure

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 26, 2012 @ 1:19 PM
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American fans of 'Downton Abbey' (you know who you are) have had plenty to be frustrated about recently, what with series 3 not due to premiere in the U.S. until 2013, despite airing its post-series 3 Christmas special in the U.K. just yesterday. Prior to the special, rumors had swirled that longtime series star Dan Stevens would depart the series to pursue his theatre career, but is his exit set in stone? Find out about the big shocker for 'Downton Abbey' series 4!

'Mr. Selfridge' Trailer: 'Entourage's Jeremy Piven Goes 'Downton Abbey'

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 21, 2012 @ 7:30 PM
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Months ago we were intrigued to learn that ITV was to develop another period piece in the vein of 'Downton Abbey,' though this time with the American twist of adding former 'Entourage' star Jeremy Piven as "Mr. Selfridge.' The fruit of those labors has finally arrived, so are you ready to see Jeremy Piven's big return to TV? See how Ari Gold would've fared in the early 20th century with the trailer for 'Mr. Selfridge!'

'Downton Abbey' Season 4 May Air Early In the U.S.

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 6, 2012 @ 5:30 PM
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Even though U.S. viewers love their 'Downton Abbey,' the U.K's ITV gets to show the award-winning socialite series months before it crosses the ocean. For instance, 'Downton Abbey's third season wrapped in the U.K. weeks ago, while Americans won't even see the premiere until January 6! All that may change for the recently-commissioned fourth series, as PBS is considering a deal that would allow the respective countries' premiere dates to fall much closer, but what factors may get in the way?

Ian McKellen Comes to TV for Gay Couple Sitcom 'Vicious'

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 5, 2012 @ 5:30 PM
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For those who long to see the undiluted awesome that is Ian McKellen on a more regular basis than such spaced-out upcoming tentpole pictures as 'The Hobbit' trilogy, good news is at hand.  The knighted Shakespearean actor best known to American audiences for his turns as both Magneto of the 'X-Men' films and Gandalf of all things 'Lord of the Rings' has landed a deal for upcoming ITV sitcom 'Vicious,' but what could possibly bring the esteemed star to the small screen?