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'Downton Abbey' Season 4 Casts New Series Regular

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 20, 2013 @ 2:22 PM
Masterpiece
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
Masterpiece
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
Masterpiece
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
Masterpiece
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!

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

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 6, 2012 @ 5:30 PM
Masterpiece
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?

'Sherlock' Series 3 May Not Air Until 2014

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 26, 2012 @ 2:30 PM
BBC
We sure hope mystery fans have been enjoying the inaugural season of CBS' 'Elementary,' because that might be the only 'Sherlock' fix they have for awhile. While British series typically take longer to produce and air, particularly those with such prolific stars as Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, new reports suggest that a third series of cult favorite 'Sherlock' may not air until late 2013, or even 2014 at the latest. What can we deduce is the cause of such a dastardly wait?

'Downton Abbey' Renewed for Season 4

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 23, 2012 @ 6:00 PM
ITV
We don't often pay a great deal of attention to 'Downton Abbey,' apart from the frequent ambient overhearings of "Countess This" and "Dowager That."  It isn't that we don't enjoy a spirited adult drama, or xenophobically get our period drama fix from 'Mad Men,' but rather we have a great deal of stockpiled TV series to get to, Emmy wins or not.  We had heard however some debate as to whether or not the series would receive a fourth year, and now those concerns have been safely lain to rest.  Are you ready for 'Downton Abbey' series 4?

Big Bird Looked Way Different in This Early 'Sesame Street' Concept Art

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by Nick Romano October 8, 2012 @ 12:30 PM
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'Sesame Street' star Big Bird has gone from children's television star to internet sensation over night, thanks to recent statements by Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential debate. The guy even got to go on 'SNL' this past weekend for Seth Meyer's latest edition of Weekend Update. In short, everyone was reminded that we can't get enough of Big Bird, which is why now is the perfect time to gawk over this early concept art of him and his fellow 'Sesame Street' castmates.

Why is Benedict Cumberbatch Bashing 'Downton Abbey?'

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 30, 2012 @ 2:45 PM
BBC / PBS
After a certain amount of success, one reaches the point of being able to speak their mind within the film and TV industry, with little fear of recompense for any ill comments.  But for all our unabashed love of all things Benedict Cumberbatch, from 'Sherlock' to the upcoming 'Star Trek' sequel, what's the actor been saying about the acclaimed British drama 'Downton Abbey' that's ruffling feathers?