NBC’s The Gilded Age next up for ‘Downton Abbey’ creator, Sir Julian Fellowes

Deadline reports that NBC has once again tapped the Downton Abbey creator to create and executive produce The Gilded Age, a ‘sweeping fictional epic’ of the millionaire titans of New York City in the 1880s. It was 2012 when the two first discussed the possibility of an ‘American Downton‘. But as the NBCUniversal-owned Carnival Films produced series for […]

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Paul Giamatti to join Downton Abbey 4 just in time for Christmas

Last year it was the announcement that Shirley MacLaine was joining the cast of Downton Abbey as Martha Levinson, Lady Cora’s outspoken mother. While her role was very limited for series 3, the interchange between her and the Dowager Countess was small-screen greatness. As has already been revealed, MacLaine will return for series 4 to […]

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Drama Wars 2013: BBC vs ITV

By all accounts, 2012 was a pretty stellar year for drama output from the BBC and ITV. Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Endeavour, DCI Banks, Scott and Bailey, Call the Midwife and Upstairs Downstairs to name a few. In 2013, it only gets better as both the BBC and ITV are getting ready to rumble for drama […]

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The Last Weekend w/ Rupert Penry-Jones & Shaun Evans

Not that I’m being greedy or anything, but with all the particulars that are involved in ITV1’s announcement Monday both in front of and behind the camera, I need to see this now…and it needs to be a part of PBS’ Masterpiece series. The upcoming ITV1 commissioning of Blake Morrison’s best-selling suspense thriller, The Last […]

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