The period drama, which has yet to see its fourth-run debut stateside, will be back on PBS’ “Masterpiece Classics” in America and ITV in the U.K.





"Downton Abbey"


Downton Abbey still stands. The Emmy-winning drama from Julian Fellowes has been renewed for a fifth season — make that series, for fans in its native U.K. — and will continue to air on PBS’ Masterpiece Classics and ITV.
The period piece, which recently wrapped its fourth season in Great Britain, raking an average audience of 11.8 million viewers, won’t see its stateside return until Jan. 5. That lengthy delay has yet to dampen Downton's ratings momentum. The third run grossed 24 million viewers, making it PBS' most watched drama to date.
(via 'Downton Abbey' Renewed for Season 5)

The period drama, which has yet to see its fourth-run debut stateside, will be back on PBS’ “Masterpiece Classics” in America and ITV in the U.K.

"Downton Abbey"

Downton Abbey still stands. The Emmy-winning drama from Julian Fellowes has been renewed for a fifth season — make that series, for fans in its native U.K. — and will continue to air on PBS’ Masterpiece Classics and ITV.

The period piece, which recently wrapped its fourth season in Great Britain, raking an average audience of 11.8 million viewers, won’t see its stateside return until Jan. 5. That lengthy delay has yet to dampen Downton's ratings momentum. The third run grossed 24 million viewers, making it PBS' most watched drama to date.

(via 'Downton Abbey' Renewed for Season 5)

Just in case you missed the Downton Abbey Meets Broadway reference, this is Dame Kiri Te Kanawa singing “Beim Schlafengehen” from Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss.

3. “Beim Schlafengehen”

(“Going to sleep”) (Text: Hermann Hesse)

Now that I am wearied of the day,
my ardent desire shall happily receive
the starry night
like a sleepy child.

Hands, stop all your work.
Brow, forget all your thinking.
All my senses now
yearn to sink into slumber.

And my unfettered soul
wishes to soar up freely
into night’s magic sphere
to live there deeply and thousandfold.

Composed: August 4, 1948

Text courtesy of Wikipedia

lizzard12:

Downton Abbey meets Broadway. This is genius! 

Downton Sixbey Episodes 3 and 4: The Engagement (by latenight)

yahooentertainment:

Sesame Street’s version of Downton Abbey. Pretty much the cutest thing you’ll see all day. #HappyNewsDay 

(Source: Yahoo!)

Season 3 Spoiler Alert 

Downton Abbey Parody Song (by Downton Fellowesship)

Nothing says Christmas or Special like this year’s Downton Abbey Christmas Special. (?!)

Nothing says Christmas or Special like this year’s Downton Abbey Christmas Special. (?!)

Several stills have surfaced online from Downton Abbey‘s upcoming Christmas special, featuring a distinct change of setting for characters both upstairs and downstairs. Potential spoilers ahead!
Downton Abbey fans still have a few weeks to wait until the two-hour Christmas special comes to their screens, but a few stills from the episode have come to light to sate (or perhaps torture) our Downton desperation.


(via Downton Abbey series 3 Christmas special photos - Hypable)

Several stills have surfaced online from Downton Abbey‘s upcoming Christmas special, featuring a distinct change of setting for characters both upstairs and downstairs. Potential spoilers ahead!

Downton Abbey fans still have a few weeks to wait until the two-hour Christmas special comes to their screens, but a few stills from the episode have come to light to sate (or perhaps torture) our Downton desperation.

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(via Downton Abbey series 3 Christmas special photos - Hypable)