'Downton Abbey': What to Expect From the Second Season

When Downton Abbey ended, everyone found themselves in a bit of a bind.

With the threat of World War I upon the residents and staff of the fictional Downtown Abbey-- the series returns for its second season on Jan. 8, 2012 in the U.S. -- finds themselves two years into the war. (The U.K. premiere is set for some time in September.)

When asked about whether the show would ever premiere in the U.S. and the U.K. closer together, it was something that was out of their control. "December would be a terrible time to air it ... We have seven weeks to air Downton, [which is] three more weeks [than last season]. ... The U.S. version is slightly different. You are right, we are in the day of instant information and pirated video but I think we'll be alright," executive producer Rebecca Eaton said Sunday afternoon at the Television Critics Assoc. press tour, referring to the threat of viewers watching the series before it airs on television. Read More...


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