Downton Abbey 6 – It’s time to say goodbye…almost.

It’s hard to grasp that UK audiences are within days of the return of Downton Abbey for its sixth and final series. Yes, PBS audiences in America are still several months removed from Downton opening its’ doors in January 2016 but, hey, we can live vicariously, can’t we? That said, we all know that based on the […]

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#LastDaysofDownton begins as filming comes to a close

As the sun begins to set on the final series of our beloved Downton Abbey, cast and crew have begun to bid a final fond farewell to all the locations and the characters that have meant so much to them over the past six years, not to mention the personal farewell’s to their fellow actors. With the […]

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It's "Christmas at Downton Abbey" just in time for the holidays

I know, I’m going against my better judgement and have succumbed to the unthinkable by discussing Christmas before Thanksgiving, but this is too good to pass up. As the UK has all but put a lid on the 5th series of Downton Abbey with only the Christmas episode to go, it’s now all about American […]

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Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery is….Connie Tough in TNT's 'Tough Justice'

Well, our one-day departure from dishing about Downton Abbey has ended. Before we talk about Sunday’s premiere of series 4, you may be wondering just what Michelle Dockery has been up to during the hiatus between series 4 and series 5 filming. Aside from her guest appearances with fellow Downton star, Elizabeth McGovern, for several […]

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Hugh Bonneville & Elizabeth McGovern – Life B.D.A. (Before Downton Abbey) and Happy 3rd Birthday to us!

Proving once and for all that there was, indeed, life Before Downton Abbey for both Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern, we ran across this 2008 British comedy series, Freezing, thanks to JT, a long-time Tellyspotting reader. Unfortunately, there were only 3 episodes ever produced. Sounding a bit like a 21st century Downton Abbey, Freezing starred […]

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Dowager Countess vs. Shirley MacLaine's Martha – Round One

Insert Michael Buffer here – Let’s Get Ready to Rumble….. With the recent American Film Institute honoring of Shirley MacLaine with their 40th “AFI Life Achievement Award”, a number of celebrity friends paid tribute to the on-screen achievements of MacLaine. Of obvious interest to PBS viewers of that little series we call Downton Abbey was […]

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Downton Abbey opens its doors tonight on PBS

Finally, it’s zero hour in the US. Downton Abbey premieres tonight as part of the new season of Masterpiece on PBS. Both critically acclaimed and a huge audience hit when broadcast this past Fall on ITV, this is definitely television worth watching. According to Simon Heffer of the Telegraph, the authenticity and visual detail makes […]

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