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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.

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.

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?

‘Downton Abbey’ Renewed For Season 4

British drama “Downton Abbey” has been renewed for a fourth season, ITV announced Friday.

The Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama season four production will begin shooting in February and will debut in UK in the fall.

Executive producer Gareth Neame said in a statement, “Viewers can look forward to more drama, comedy, love, hatred, jealousy, rivalry, ambition, despair and romance” among the Crawleys and their servants.

ITV executive Laura Mackie added, “We’re thrilled to welcome back a drama series that has become a much anticipated part of all our lives every autumn and achieved success around the globe.”

Season 3 of “Downton Abbey” debuts Jan. 6 on PBS.

Weekly TV News: Fox’s Anniversary Special, USA, & “RHOA”.

Hello sweet readers!

Fox turned 25 this month and to celebrate the network is airing a two-hour 25th Anniversary Special hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The Anniversary Special kicks off tomorrow April 22 at 8/7 p.m. on Fox. It’s slated to feature stars from “Ally McBeal,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Married With Children,” “American Idol,” “24,” “That ’70s Show,” “In Living Color,” “The X-Flies” and of course “The Simpsons”.

More Fox’s news. George Lopez will host Fox’s new dating series, “Take Me Out”. Lopez will play matchmaker to thirty women and men contestants. The show premieres Thursday, June 7 at 8 p.m. ET.

In other TV news, there is one less cab in NYC. Discovery cancelled it trivia show “Cash Cab” while, TLC’s “My Crazy Obsession” will return for a second season.

Juicy news!

Martha Stewart, whose daily talk show, “The Martha Stewart Show” was cancelled by Hallmark in January is heading to PBS. Stewart announced Thursday PBS will air her new program “Martha Stewart”s Cooking School”. The weekly 30 minutes program will air in the fall.

Sheree Whitfield won’t be returning to the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” the reality star announced she wants to focus more on empowering and inspiring women. “RHOA” just wrapped up its fourth season last week.

Meanwhile, Big Ang, Raiola the break-out star on “Mob Wives” is getting her own spin-off reality series. The series called “Big Ang” joins “Mob Wives Chicago” as “Mob Wives” growing franchise. The reality series will include ten episodes premiering in the summer. Will you watch “Big Ang?”

Premieres:

“Damages” fifth and last season premieres Jul., 11 9 p.m. ET exclusively on DIRECTV.

More summer premiere news, USA networks revealed it premiere dates from its summer line-up. “White Collar” and “Covet Affairs” return July 10. “Royal Pains” and “Necessary Roughness” return June 6 while “Burn Notice” and “Suits” premiere June 14.

Guest-Stars:

Lastly, Perez Hilton will guest star on “Glee”! The blogger will guest star as a judge at Nationals.