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Downton Abbey's Mr. Carson Finally Gets to Smile on His Wedding Day

  The slow-burning romance between head housekeeper Mrs. Hughes and butler Mr. Carson has proved to be one of the most pleasantly unexpected developments on Downton Abbey in recent memory might we suggest the nickname Hughson from now on and their sweet courtship culminated on Sunday night with a well-attended church wedding and schoolhouse reception in the local village. Despite some brief misgivings from Mrs. Hughes earlier this season (one word: sex), the affectionate ceremony went forward without a glitch, and even featured the return of Tom Branson and his daughter, Sybbie, from their stint in Boston.    Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2016/01/hughes-carson-downton-abbey-wedding.html

Downton Abbey Season 6 Episode 3 Review: Wedding Bell Blues

Wedding bells rang (again), on Downton Abbey Season 6 Episode 3 . This time, it was Mr. Carson's and Mrs. Hughes' turn. Though to say their wedding went off without a hitch would be a tad disingenuous... I truly can't believe that the drama over the wedding reception venue went on for as long as it did. Clearly, Lady Mary was coming from a place of good intentions when she insisted that Robert agree to host the Carson-Hughes wedding in the big house. But she went about it all wrong, and she came off as incredibly grating over the course of the last few episodes.    Read More...   http://www.tvfanatic.com/2016/01/downton-abbey-season-6-episode-3-review-wedding-bell-blues/

Downton Abbeys Joanne Froggatt on the Surprising Original Description of Anna

  To say that Anna Bates has had a tumultuous six-season arc on Downton Abbey would be an understatement. Between her brutal rape by a visiting valet, the trials of her husband for two murders he didnt commit, and her many misadventures with Lady Mary, you would think the universe would finally grant her a sliver of prolonged happiness. But alas in Sunday nights episode, its revealed that Anna is trying to start a family with Mr. Bates, but a series of miscarriages have so far rendered that dream impossible. Now pregnant again, with the support of Mary they visit a doctor in London to address the problem, but like most storylines involving Anna played with wonderful simplicity by Joanne Froggatt there are sure to be many twists in the road ahead. Before the Golden Globe awards on Sunday, Vulture chatted with Froggatt about Annas strength, the shows upstairs/downstairs relationship dynamic, and the surprising original description of Anna.   Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2016/01/downton-abbey-joanne-froggatt-anna-bates.html

Downton Abbeys Final Season U.S. Premiere Draws 9.9M Viewers

Kicking off the sixth and final season of Downton Abbey in the U.S. on Sunday night, PBS Masterpiece registered an average audience of 9.9M viewers for the debut episode. The highest-rated drama in PBS history began its last run with the Crawley family seen by an audience just below the Season 5 premiere of 10.1M viewers. The season will now continue for eight more episodes, with the Christmas special finale airing in early March. Last January in the U.S., Downton s   Read More... http://deadline.com/2016/01/downton-abbey-final-season-debut-ratings-1201675592/

Downton Abbey Returns to Strong Ratings

A total of 9.9 million viewers tuned in on Sunday night for the premiere episode of the PBS dramas final season.   http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640388/s/4ca95807/sc/13/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A160C0A10C0A60Carts0Ctelevision0Cdownton0Eabbey0Ereturns0Eto0Estrong0Eratings0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm

Downton Abbey Creator Julian Fellowess Next Project: A Period Piece, With an App

'Belgravia' will be in the style of Charles Dickens's 'Pickwick Papers,' with a digital twist.   Read More... http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2016/01/04/downton-abbey-creator-julian-fellowess-next-project-a-period-piece-with-an-app/?mod=WSJBlog

'Downton Abbey' Finale Sets U.K. Record for Consolidated Ratings Gain

A total of 10.9 million have tuned in to the watch the concluding episode of the long-running series.   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/wUPR-DbfZic/story01.htm

'Downton Abbey' executive producer breaks down the season 6 premiere

Warning: Spoilers from the season 6 premiere of Downton Abbey lie ahead! The Crawley family and their staff are back with the sixth and final season of Downton Abbey and, per usual, theyre bringing the drama. Notably, nearby neighbors had to sell up, showing the risk...   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/lchF-x6d9mE/downtown-abbey-season-6-premiere-postmortem-gareth-neame

'Downton Abbey' producer previews 'end of an era' for final season

'I wanted people to realize that these characters are more like us than they are different than us, even though they're 80, 90 years ago,' Gareth Neame says, looking ahead to the show's return. http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/Lt1EjPlgFIc/downton-abbey-season-6-preview-gareth-neame

5 Things to Expect from Downton Abbey Season 6

Downton Abbey begins its sixth and final season on Sunday, bringing an end to the highest-rated show in PBS history. Season 6, which has already aired in the U.K., promises to bring enormous changes to Downton, its owners and staff, as well as plenty of the shows trademark soapy drama. Before the upstairs-downstairs period piece returns to PBS for the final time, TheWrap has a spoiler-free list of five things to look forward to in Season 6: Who killed Mr. Green? Last season, Anna was accused of killing Mr. Green, the valet who raped her in Season 4, after he was killed when a mysterious figure pushed him in front of an oncoming bus. Mr. Bates eventually (falsely) confessed, letting Anna off the hook in the finale, but the identity of the real killer is still unknown heading into Season 6... http://www.thewrap.com/5-things-to-expect-from-downton-abbey-season-6/
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