'Downton Abbey' Season 3 clips: Sybil and Tom arrive, Martha wants to help with wedding plans

The "Downton Abbey" Season 3 premiere is still months away for us States-side Downtonites, so we have to muddle through by scooping every little bit of Season 3 footage we can. Luckily, the BBC has just released this "Downton" featurette that has a few new snippets of the Crawley family and their cohorts. Martha Levinson (Shirley MacLaine) arrives and like any good busybody grandmother, immediately sticks her nose into the arrangements for Lady Mary's pending nuptials -- "Now Mary, dearest Mary. You tell me all of your wedding plans and I'll see what I can do to improve them."It's also pretty delightful to see Tom and Sybil's arrival -- good on Cora, Mary and Edith for being so welcoming. We imagine both Sybil's father Lord Grantham and pseudo-grandfather Carson will be a bit harder to win over."Downton Abbey" premieres this Sunday, Sept. 16 in the U.K. and Jan. 6, 2013 in the U.S....

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 3: Get Ready for Lots of Romance…and Tears [Video]

It’s not quite time for us to return  to Downton just yet, but ITV has kindly offered up a full-length trailer to hold us over until the third season of the hit series premieres on PBS in January. The trailer is packed with dramatic teases and enough tears to make any fan worry about what might be on the horizon for the Crawley family and their staff. On the up side, it also features plenty of romantic moments to balance  out the impending sadness. Let’s start with everyone’s favorite star-crossed lovers, Mary and Matthew. At the end of last season  the couple finally got engaged, but it doesn’t look like they’re going to be riding off into the sunset just yet. At one point in the trailer we see what appears to either be a wedding dress or a veil floating downwards as if it has been tossed, and there’s also a scene of Mary walking away from a distressed looking Matthew. However, the trailer does end with Matthew offering Mary one of the most delicious declarations of love this series has ever offered up. “I’ll never be happy with anyone else as long as you walk the Earth,” he says. Maybe those two crazy kids will work things out after all. Read More...  

'Downton Abbey' Releases Longer Season 3 Trailer Ahead of British Premiere (Video)

The Emmy-nominee drops new footage -- against a choir covering Lou Reed -- of Shirley MacLaine, the servants and what looks to be a discarded wedding veil.

Watch a Preview of Downton Abbey Season 3

Downton Abbey 's third season premieres this month in the U.K., but Stateside we'll have to wait until January for its return. Thankfully, PBS has released a Season 3 trailer to help tide us over until the Crawleys' anticipated return next year. In the clip, we get our first glimpse of Lady Cora's American mother Martha Levinson (guest star Shirley Maclaine ), as well as O'Brien's nephew Alfred, the new manservant.

'Downton Abbey' Composer on the Show's Runaway Success, 'Happy' Future and Coldplay-Like Score (Q&A)

Emmy-nominated music maestro John Lunn talks to THR about the process of putting melody to picture and creating a masterpiece.

'Downton Abbey' Season 3 preview trailer - watch!

Watch Downton Abbey Season 3 Preview on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.Tidbits have been trickling out for "Downton Abbey" Season 3, which premieres this month in the U.K. and January 2013 in the States. A Season 3 trailer that premiered in Britain was making the rounds, but has been removed. Thankfully, PBS has put up its own version.It doesn't really contain anything we didn't already know -- the estate is hurting for money, Lady Cora's mother Martha Levinson arrives, Lady Violet the Dowager Countess is sharp-tongued as ever. But it's still fun to watch. And angrily sigh that we don't get the episodes for four more months!How we will ever pass the time, "Downton" fans? Well, there are some brand-new pictures from Season 3 to help tide us over. But it still feels interminable....

First Look: Downton Abbey's New Manservant

Taking a cue from Bruce Wayne, PBS's Downton Abbey will introduce a man­servant named Alfred in January's season premiere. The new footman, played by Matt Milne ( War Horse ), takes the place of the late William and the newly promoted Thomas. "He is a contentious figure right from the start because he is the...

Downton Abbey Season 3 Spoilers: Meet the Hot New Manservant, Finale Features “Vacation” (PHOTO)

Now that poor William has passed on, Bates is in prison, and evil Thomas has been promoted, Downton Abbey is hiring a new manservant. And the hottie cast in the role for the highly anticipated Season 3 will do just fine. In fact, seriously fine.   Read spoilers at your own risk! For more on Wetpaint Entertainment's philosophy on spoilers, click here.   The new manservant is named Alfred, and will be played by Matt Milne, who looks like a mix between Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy...

'Downton Abbey' Season 3: The Dowager Countess Meets Her Match

The third season of international runaway smash "Downton Abbey" is soon upon us, with the notable addition of Shirley MacLaine as Lady Cora's American mother. Here are eight new photos to whet your appetite.

'Downton Abbey' Season 3 pictures and scoop from creator Julian Fellowes

While the U.S. fans of "Downton Abbey" still have months to wait for the January 2013 return of their favorite period drama, the U.K. fans only have a few more weeks. Which means at least States-side fans can enjoy the pictures and interviews ITV (the U.K. company behind "Downton") releases for public consumption.Here are nine new photos of Season 3, along with some scoop on the third season from creator Julian Fellowes."Gradually over the next two decades many houses were let go, and by the 40s and 50s it really was the coup de grace for that way of life. So the 20s and 30s always strike me as being a rather nebulous, febrile period," says Fellowes, speaking of the era in which Season 3 is set. "In some ways it was very exciting - there were all the new dances, aeroplanes and movies, and more and more people having cars and so on. But...