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Orange Is the New Black and Downton Abbey (Yes, Downton Abbey) Win Big at the SAG Awards

See the full list of winners.   Read More... http://www.tv.com/shows/orange-is-the-new-black/community/post/orange-is-the-new-black-and-downton-abbey-yes-downton-abbey-win-big-at-the-sag-awards--145420781692/

Downton Abbey Spoilers: A Surprise Guest Drops In

Last week on Downton Abbey, Carson and Mrs. Hughes finally tie the know, Tom Branson comes back, and Anna is now pregnant. So what kind of drama is going to unfold in this week’s episode of the PBS series? In season 6, episode 4, a surprise guest drops in in Downton Abbey. Guess who it is? One of your favorite stars, Rose Leslie is back on the show! Rose plays Gwen only this time in her return she isn’t a maid. As a matter of fact she has a new last name: Mrs. Harding. That’s right, she’s married John Harding. From the looks of it, it’s pretty safe to say that she’s moved on from her position as secretary. If you’ll recall, back in season one, Gwen was merely a maid working alongside Anna. But she always had dreams of becoming someone other than just a maid. READ MORE...

'Downton Abbey' historical adviser calls out 'War and Peace' for costume error

Downton Abbey historical adviserAlastair Brucehas called out War and Peace for a baffling costuming blunder early in the miniseries first episode. During the premieres opening sequence, French aristocrat Vicomte de...    Read More.... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/Nj-_xbFyGas/war-and-peace-costume-error

Joanne Froggatt's Raunchy Comment to Kate Middleton on the Downton Abbey Set Will Make You Blush

What do you do when Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, visits your show's set? If you're Joanne Froggatt, you accidentally make a raunchy comment. Froggatt, who has won a Golden...   Read More... http://www.eonline.com/news/732921/joanne-froggatt-s-raunchy-comment-to-kate-middleton-on-the-downton-abbey-set-will-make-you-blush?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-tvnews&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_tvnews

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
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