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Downton Abbey Producer Defends the Shows Emmy Nod

When the Emmy nominations rolled out Thursday morning, waves indignancy followed as people complained online about deserving shows that had been omitted. Perennial contender Downton Abbey emerged as a scapegoat, but the show's producer defends the Emmy nod.   Read More... http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/07/11/downton-abbey-producer-defends-the-shows-emmy-nod/?mod=WSJBlog

Downton Abbey Scores Six Emmy Nominations Including One For Anna!

Know where the biggest Downton Abbey fans are? The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Those folks are the ones behind Emmy Award nominations and this year they showered Downton with love. The show got six nominations for its leading lords and ladies! While the show is no stranger to Emmy love, its still a huge achievement for theJulian Fellowescreation, which will airits fifth seasonin the UK this fall and, its presumed, the following January here in the US. With that slew of... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/RqFAI9fq994/2014-07-10-2014-emmy-awards-who-nominated

'Downton Abbey' Season 5 teaser: Mr. Carson hints at ominous changes to come

"Downton Abbey" Season 5 hasn't even finished filming yet, but a new teaser has arrived that ominously hints at changes to come.   Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/news/downton-abbey-season-5-teaser-mr-carson-hints-at-ominous-changes-to-come

Downton Abbey Season 5: See the First Photo, Watch the First Trailer!

ITV has decided to treat us Downton Abbey fans! Not only did we get a first photo from Season 5, we got an entire teaser trailer! Before you call your mom, post this on Facebook, and all around go crazy (like we did), fair warning that the trailers only 20 seconds long. Still, thats 20 seconds more of new footage than when we woke up this morning!   Read More... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/jweH-wrmKm4/2014-06-24-season-5-first-photo-trailer

Downton Abbey Season 5 Spoilers: What Happens to Anna Bates?

Downton Abbey Season 5 may feel like its eons away but turns out shooting on the next series is actually further along than we thought! Cameras started rolling back in February (actually before the curtain had closed on the U.S. airing of Season 4). Spoilers from the set have been few and far between thanks to the eagle eyes of show creator Julian Fellowes so weve had a tough time figuring out where exactly we are in the season. Well, thanks to one Miss Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates) that... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/Lw0CEVUrGvc/2014-06-12-season-5-spoilers-anna-bates

Downton Abbey Season 5: New Spoiler Photo Teases Ship-Shape Character

Ahoy, fellow Downton Abbey fans! Its been months since weve had the joy of watching the dramas of Downton play out on the screens so excuse us if were a bit starved for any news of the show. Thankfully, the internet provides. Weve just uncovered a brand new Season 5 spoiler photo thats sent our minds spinning. Granted, its not much to go on. Just a split of a close-up of a teal and white outfit with a bow. The caption, courtesy of Masterpiece PBS, doesnt offer up much else. From the... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/4sIO2fFUUZU/2014-06-12-season-5-spoiler-character-photo

'Downton Abbey' Books English Soap Opera Actress Sue Johnston for Guest Role

The "Waking the Dead" and "Coronation Street" actress will play a maid of Maggie Smith's character in the upcoming fifth season of the ITV and PBS hit drama.   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/4VTHBIYO6rE/story01.htm

Downton Abbey Leading Lady Leaving the Show After Season 5 — Report

Grab your smelling salts, Downton Abbey devotees. The latest gossip from upstairs is one of the show’s leading ladies will be leaving the series after Season 5 wraps. Who could it be? We’ll calm your fears: the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) is supposedly still onboard and Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) has assured us she’s sticking with the series as long as they’ll have her. The star we may be waving goodbye to: Scottish lass Rose MacClare (Lily James). In her downtime from the ITV series,... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/ayj3qPfxKy0/2014-05-01-lily-james-leaving-season-6

Downton Abbey Season 5 Spoiler Photos: The Cast Films in the Village!

Our wait has paid off, fellow Downton Abbey fans! Though filming on Season 5 has been underway since before the last installment aired in the U.S. back in February, photos from the set have been few and far between. We’ve seen a couple courtesy of new character Simon Bricker (Richard E. Grant) but show creator Julian Fellowes has since laid down the law on what can and cannot be tweeted from set. Horrible, right? Thank goodness for cameras though! Splash News and our friend Sharon Carter at... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/Wj7Uzb4sG9o/2014-04-24-season-5-spoiler-photos-filming

'Downton Abbey' Season 4 and 'Sherlock' Season 3 ratings rise in final numbers

The final ratings are in for the most recent seasons of U.K. imports "Downton Abbey" and "Sherlock" and they are once again big for PBS."Downton's" fourth season saw an average audience of 13.2 million viewers when the final numbers were calculated, which is up nearly 2 million from its Season 3 numbers. This firmly cements the Crawley family period piece as the highest-rated drama in PBS history. Likewise, "Sherlock" saw a gain of 2.2 million year-over-year, going from an average of 4.4 million in Season 2 to an average of 6.6 million in Season 3.Beth Hoppe, chief programming executive for PBS, says, "The pairing of 'Downton Abbey' and 'Sherlock' was a winning blueprint this year, helping both series reach record audiences on PBS member stations. British drama lovers have even more to look forward to this spring with new seasons of fan-favorite series returning to their local stations.""Masterpiece" executive producer Rebecca Eaton adds, "The success... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/03/downton-abbey-season-4-and-sherlock-season-3-ratings-rise-in-final-numbers.html
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