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The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of December 28, 2015

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed—or at least be able to fake it — with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV. Note: Leah is suffering from a severely strained/possibly broken hand, so this is shorter than usual (typing is hard).   Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest / Pitbull's New Year's Revolution Thursday at 8:00pm on ABC and FOX , respectively Why: However you like your New Year's Eve smarm, broadcast television has a program for you! On the one hand you have the man that gave you the Kardashian phenomenon (Ryan Seacrest), and on the other hand you have the guy who calls himself Mr. Worldwide for reasons unclear to everyone but him (Pitbull). Whether you like it or not, it will become 2016 with or without their help. If you're in on New Year's Eve — like I will be — your options for original programming are somewhat limited, but hey, it's either that or watch the Twilight Zone marathon and get creeped the eff out. Your call. Prepare to talk about: Ugh, Ryan Seacrest; ugh, Pitbull; eek Twilight Zone ; time and its inevitable march forward.   Sherlock (Special) Thursday at 9:00pm/BST on BBC One and Thursday at 9:00pm on PBS Why: It's the Sherlock you love, this time with more old-timey costumes! So... like the Sherlock you didn't know you loved, basically. It's still got your internet boyfriends Benedict Cumberbatch and the Hobbit, AND it has tophats. This special is called "The Abominable Bride" which sounds more like a Doctor Who episode, but whatever, amirite? Something will happen but the good guys will probably win. Prepare to talk about: Whether Sherlock is better with period costumes. That's pretty much it.   Downton Abbey (Season Premiere) Sunday at 9:00pm on PBS Why: Ah! The tale of the Crawleys and their cohort is coming to an end. What fresh tragedies shall befall them? (Probable spoiler: All of them. All of the tragedies.) Prepare to talk about: How it must have sucked to get dressed up for dinner every night just to see your own family, ugh; how the misery parade is tough to watch; how you want — nay, DESERVE — a servant.     Leah E. Friedman  is the editor of SideReel.com. You can follow her musings on  Twitter . div.post p { text-align: justify; }

Who was Michelle Dockerys mysterious fiancée?

Michelle Dockerys short-lived fairy tale was one that many didnt know existed. The British actress, best known for playing Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey, lost fiancée John Dineen to a rare form of cancer on Sunday. The P.R. professional was only 34 years old. The family is very grateful for the support and kindness... http://nypost.com/2015/12/15/who-was-michelle-dockerys-mysterious-fiance/

Michelle Dockery's Fiancée Dies at 34

Downton Abbey   star Michelle Dockery is mourning the loss of her fiancée John Dineen, the Irish Independent reports. The Irish commercial public relations executive died on Sunday from a rare form of cancer at the age of 34. http://www.tvguide.com/news/michelle-dockery-fiance-john-dineen-dead/?rss=breakingnews

'Downton Abbey' Star Michelle Dockery's Boyfriend, John Dineen, Dies At 34

"Downton Abbey" star Michelle Dockery's boyfriend, John Dineen, has died after reportedly battling a rare form of cancer . He was 34. According to ITV News,   Dineen died Sunday morning at a hospice in Cork, Ireland, just two days before Dockery's 34 birthday. "The family is very grateful for the support and kindness they have received but would kindly request that they are left to grieve in private," Dockery's spokesperson said in a statement to ITV News. http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/c/35496/f/677094/s/4c4025c7/sc/13/l/0L0Shuffingtonpost0N0C20A150C120C150Cmichelle0Edockery0Eboyfriend0Ejohn0Edineen0Edies0Edead0In0I8810A860A0Bhtml0Dutm0Ihp0Iref0Ftv0Gir0FTV/story01.htm

The Cast of Downton Abbey Begin Their U.S. Farewell

The cast of the British hit drama participated in a Q&A at New York's Hudson Theater Monday night in anticipation of the sixth and final season, which premieres on PBS January 3.   Read More... http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/12/08/the-cast-of-downton-abbey-begin-their-u-s-farewell/?mod=WSJBlog

'Downton Abbey' Stars Speak In American Accents, Lose Their Cool

  Let's hope the dowager doesn't hear this!     On Thursday night's episode of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Michelle Dockery, Allen Leech and Hugh Bonneville of "Downton Abbey" stopped by to discuss the final season of their beloved PBS (or ITV, if you're in the U.K.) show.   Read More...   http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/c/35496/f/677094/s/4c2d5ce2/sc/28/l/0L0Shuffingtonpost0N0C20A150C120C110Cdownton0Eabbey0Estars0Eamerican0Eaccents0In0I87857740Bhtml0Dutm0Ihp0Iref0Ftv0Gir0FTV/story01.htm

WATCH: Downton Abbey Cast Performs Scene With American Accents on The Late Show - TVLine

If any American broadcaster is contemplating a stateside adaptation of Downton Abbey , you just stop that. Stop that right now. On Wednesday’s Late Show , Stephen Colbert put the period piece to the ultimate test by inviting Michelle Dockery , Hugh Bonneville , and Allen Leech to perform a scene without their plummy native accents. Read the full article at TVLine.com .

Downton Abbeys Final Christmas Episode Trailer: Pass the Yorkshire Pudding and a Hankie, Please

  We've come to the end, my pets. Downton Abbey airs its final Christmas episode on ITV this month, and there are major changes afoot in Downton! Our Lady Edith Crawley went off to the big city to live her Sex and the City life, and so too must our man Thomas Barrow. Thomas, wherever are you going? May we suggest Berlin? We hear it's wonderfully free over there at this time in history. You can meet a man named Heinz and experience a great love. Yes, a great love!   The Christmas episode airs on PBS March 6, or earlier for those who can Google "Watch Downton Abbey Season 6 Christmas Episode."   Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2015/12/watch-trailer-for-downton-abbeys-final-episode.html

'Downton Abbey' Christmas Special Trailer Gives Show Festive Send-Off

The final ever episode of the hit series will air in the U.K. on Dec. 25.   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/U3V0YeZSVME/story01.htm

Lily James to return for final episode of 'Downton Abbey'

Plus, more details from the Christmas episode below.   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/NOBmQIs5V6c/downton-abbey-lily-james-christmas-finale
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