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‘Downton Abbey’: Season 6 Will Be its Last

downton_abbeyDownton Abbey is closing its doors.

The British drama series which depicts the life of the Crawley family and its servants is coming to an end.

“Millions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and those who serve them for the last five years. Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and ‘Downton’ is no exception,” Carnival’s Managing Director and Executive Producer of “Downton Abbey,” Gareth Neame, said. “We wanted to close the doors of ‘Downton Abbey’ when it felt right and natural for the storylines to come together and when the show was still being enjoyed so much by its fans. We can promise a final season full of all the usual drama and intrigue, but with the added excitement of discovering how and where they all end up…”

Show creator Julian Fellowes added: “The ‘Downton’ journey has been amazing for everyone aboard. People ask if we knew what was going to happen when we started to make the first series and the answer is that, of course we had no idea. Exactly why the series had such an impact and reached so many people around the world, all nationalities, all ages, all types, I cannot begin to explain. But I do know how grateful we are to have been allowed this unique experience.I suspect the show will always be a principal marker in most of our careers as we set out from here, and if so, I consider that a blessing and a compliment.”

Downton Abbey fial season will air January 2016 on PBS.

Will you miss the series?

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‘Downton Abbey’ Renewed For Fifth Season

Downton Abbey Renewed For Season 5
Downton Abbey Renewed For Season 5

“Downton Abbey” will return for a fifth season.

Although season four of the British Drama haven’t debuted statewide yet, ITV has renewed the most-watched drama in PBS history, for a fifth season.

“We are thrilled to produce a new series of the show next year,” executive producer Gareth Neame said in a release. “We promise all the usual highs and lows, romance, drama and comedy played out by some of the most iconic characters on television. All the actors and makers of the show continue to be humbled by the extraordinary audience response and want to take the show from strength to strength next year.”

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4 Trailer.

“Downton” just completed its fourth season in the U.K. and averaged 11.8 million viewers becoming Britain’s highest-rated TV drama of the year.

“Downton Abbey‘s” fourth season is set to air Jan. 5 at 9/8c on PBS.

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4 Trailer

“You must choose either death or life.”

The series picks up six months after the tragedy: Spolier! Mattew’s (Dan Stevens) death. Mary must choose either death or life; amidst the changes occurring upstairs and downstairs at Downton Abbey.

Watch the trailer below.

“Downton Abbey” season 4 airs at 9 p.m. January 5 on PBS.

NBC Goes ‘Cuckoo,’ ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Gets Full Season Pickup And More!

The first new series has been cancelled by ABC.  The “Lucky 7” has been cancelled after two episodes.

NBC gets “Cuckoo” for Andy Samberg’s new comedy series. [EW]

Set the date. ABC will televise the wedding of Bachelor Sean Lowe and fiancé Catherine Giudici on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at 8/7c.

“The Originals,” “The Tomorrow People” and “Reign” have each received three additional script orders, from The CW.

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PBS will debut “Return to Downton Abbey,” a retrospective look at the past three seasons of the smashing hit drama and a sneak peek at upcoming season, on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 9/8c.

ABC Family renews “The Fosters” for a sophomore season.

New series “We Are Men” has also been pulled from CBS’s schedule. [TVLine]

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is here to stay. ABC has ordered a full season of the new series. [EW]

Paul Giamatti Joins ‘Downton Abbey’

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Another American is stopping by “Downton Abbey.”

Paul Giamatti is heading to “Downton Abbey.” The “Sideways” alum has been cast as Harold Levinson, Cora’s (Elizabeth McGovern) playboy brother.

“We’re excited that Paul Giamatti will be joining us on “Downton” to play Cora’s brother Harold, the rather free-spirited uncle to Mary and Edith. We can’t wait to see him work alongside Shirley MacLaine, who are both sure to upset the Grantham’s apple cart in this year’s finale,” Exec producer Gareth Neame said in a statement.

Giamatti joins Shirley MacLaine, who is returning to Downton as Cora and Harold’s mother; Dame Kiri Te Kanaw; Tom Cullen; Julian Ovenden; Nigel Harman; Joanna David and Gary Carr.

“Downton Abbey” season 4 debuts on Jan. 5, 2014.

‘Warehouse 13’ Cancelled, Shakira and Usher Return to ‘The Voice” And More

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“Warehouse 13” has been cancelled by Syfy. [EW]

Shakira and Usher to return to “The Voice” for the reality sixth season. [EW]

Barbara Walters to retire in 2014. [Variety]

The Death Watch: 2013-2014 Score Card

PBS announced the upcoming season of “Downton Abbey” will debut on Sunday, January 5, 2014.

The 56th Annual Grammys will air from Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014, while the 57th broadcast will go on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.

Watch the official promo of “Dexter’s” finale season below.

Siobhan Finneran Quits ‘Downton Abbey’

Downton Abbey Season 4 Siobhan Finneran Leaving as O'Brien

Siobhan Finneran is leaving “Downton.”

Finneran, who played O’Brien, Lady Grantham’s maid for three seasons is leaving the British series.

“I’m not doing any more,” the actress told UK’s Mirror. “O’Brien is a thoroughly despicable human being — that was great to play.”

A rep for the show told the site, O’Brien would not be featured in the fourth season, “but it is understood the door could be left open for a return.”

Finneran is leaving the series on the heels of  Dan Stevens, who played Matthew Crawley and left the show after three seasons.

Will you miss O’Brien and her antics?

Maggie Smith Returns To ‘Downton Abbey’ And More Casting News

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The Dowager Countess will be back for another season at least.

According to TVLine, Sunday’s Golden Globe winner for Best Actress in a TV Drama Series Maggie Smith will return to “Downton Abbey” for season 4.

“Downton Abbey” airs Sundays, 9 p.m. EST on PBS.

More casting news…

“Friday Night Lights” vet Jurnee Smollett has been cast to appear on “Do No Harm.” Smollett will appear in three episode-arc of the drama as Phylicia Rashad’s character’s daughter. [TVLine]

Scott Foley is heading to “Scandal” for a guest star role. However, details surrounding his role are being kept under warps. Foley is expected to appear in a major arc in the series. [TVLine]

“Under the Dome” has cast Colin Ford as its first series regular. Ford will play Joe, a teen who lives in the small town that gets placed under the dome in the new CBS series based on Stephen King’s book. [THR]

“Private Practice’s” alumna Audra McDonald  has booked a guest role on “The Good Wife.” McDonald will play Alicia’s enemy from their Georgetown Law School days. McDonald is only slated for one episode at the moment, but will possibly have an arc. [THR]

Golden Globes 2013 Winners: ‘Homeland’ And ‘Game Change’ Win Big At 70th Annual Awards Ceremony

The Golden Globe Awards - Season 2013

The Golden Globes 70th awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, with co-hosts/best friends Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

The big Golden Globe winners were Showtime’s “Homeland” and HBO’s “Game Change,” each won three globes a piece.

Thriller drama “Homeland” won the Best Actress and Actor in a Drama Series, and Best Drama Series.

Meanwhile, HBO comedy series “Girls” won the Best Comedy Series and Lena Dunham scored the globe in Best Actress in a Comedy Series category beating co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

The winners are indicated in bold letters, check out the full list below.

BEST DRAMA SERIES

“Breaking Bad”
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Downton Abbey”
“Homeland”
“The Newsroom”

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Connie Britton, “Nashville”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”

BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL SERIES
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Episodes”
“Girls”
“Modern Family”
“Smash”

BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL SERIES ACTOR
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL SERIES ACTRESS
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

BEST SERIES, TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES SUPPORTING ACTOR
Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
Ed Harris, “Game Change”
Danny Huston, “Magic City”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”

BEST SERIES, TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Hayden Panettiere, “Nashville”
Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”
Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

BEST TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES
“Game Change”
“The Girl”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“The Hour”
“Political Animals”

BEST TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES ACTOR
Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock”
Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
Toby Jones, “The Girl”
Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”

BEST TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES ACTRESS
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Sienna Miller, “The Girl”
Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”

Dan Stevens Departs ‘Downton Abbey’ And More Casting News

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The rumors are indeed true: TVLine.com reports Dan Stevens is be departing “Downton Abbey.”

According to TVLine, Stevens who plays Matthew Crawley on “Downton Abbey” is not expected to appear on the series’ fourth season as a series regular.

So the question is: will Matthew Crwaley be recast or written off the show. Either way we will be sad.

“Downton Abbey” season 3 airs January, 2013 on PBS.

More casting news…

Brenda Song (“Scandal”) has been cast on Fox comedy “New Girl.” The “Suite Life of Zach and Cody” alum will play Winston’s love interest on the series. [EW]

“Saturday Night Live” alum Andy Samberg will host the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards, which airs Saturday, Feb. 23 on IFC.

“Law & Order: SVU” star Ice-T will appear in a guest role on “30 Rock’s” series finale. Details about his role are being kept under wraps. [Twitter]

“American Horror Story: Asylum” actor James Cromwell has been booked to guest star as a renowned surgeon on NBC’s upcoming series “Do No Harm.” [TV Guide]