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Emmys: TVGuide.com's Picks for Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Madeleine Stowe

Emmy season is in full swing! Voters will be checking off names and shows this week they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 19. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
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Keck's Exclusives: AFI Tribute To Offer First Look at Shirley MacLaine's Downton Abbey Debut

Shirley MacLaine

There was a sweet surprise for fans of PBS's Downton Abbey during the filming of Shirley MacLaine's AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony Thursday night in Los Angeles. After... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Downton Abbey's New Dame

Shirley MacLaine

Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine is embracing the small screen, joining PBS' Downton Abbey in Season 3, which premieres early next year. Shirley appears in the first two episodes as... read more

Exclusive: Elizabeth McGovern Clarifies Her Downton Abbey Statements

Elizabeth McGovern

As the Dowager Countess might say, "Good heavens!" Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern is looking to clarify comments she says have now been misinterpreted as a slam against the hit PBS drama.

Speaking in New York at the Tribeca Film Festival to promote her new feature Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, McGovern admitted to the Los Angeles Times that season two of Downton had "a slightly different tone... partly because the show had to... read more

Downton Abbey Finale Preview: Love Among the Ruins

Downton Abbey

"It's good to remind people, love is love," says Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. And more than 15 million viewers in the U.S. and U.K. are having a love affair with the palace-size hit, which has reinvigorated period drama and earned raves around the world (100 countries have acquired rights to air the show). Far from a sophomore slump, Season 2 of the sumptuous series about life among the British gentry and their servants during World War I has broadened the story's scope to take in the violence of the battlefields and the impact of the conflict on the residents both upstairs and down.

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Downton Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery to Release an Album

Elizabeth McGovern

Downton Abbey ... the musical?

Elizabeth McGovern and Michelle Dockery, co-stars on PBS' Masterpiece series, are planning to release an album, The UK Telegraph reports.

Downton Abbey ordered for a third season

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Downton Abbey Ordered for a Third Season

Donton Abbey

Just as Season 2 of Downton Abbey reaches its conclusion in the U.K., Britain's ITV announced Thursday that it has commissioned a third season of eight episodes.

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Downton Abbey 2 Spoilers: Mary and Matthew's Relationship, a New Housemaid and the Great War

Dan Stevens and Michelle Dockery

When Downton Abbey returns for its second season on Jan. 8, 2012 on PBS, the action will pick up two years after that fated garden party in which the Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) announced that England was at war with Germany.

During Sunday's preview of the hit British series, executive producer Gareth Neame confirmed that the action in the seven-episode second season will take place over two years, just like the first season. "The new series is a similar sort of span," he says. "We start in 1916. The war will come to a conclusion within this series, and the final episodes is the time after the war."

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Matt's Weekend Picks: January 28-30

Supernatural

Supernatural (Friday, 9/8c, The CW)
After a long holiday break, the winter run begins with questions lingering around Sam and his long-lost soul. Namely, was Death able to restore the poor boy's essence of humanity without driving him bonkers? Dean and Bobby are on pins and needles as they wait, but they've got other things lighting a fire under them. Most notably, a dragon (!), which seems to be the cause of a series of disappearances of virgins. Dean as dragonslayer? Reason enough to welcome this show back. An hour earlier, on Smallville, all hail the return of... read more

Roush Review: A Super Busy TV Sunday

Episodes

Only a week into the new year, and already the volume of new TV is overwhelming. Case in point: this Sunday's logjam of new titles on network and cable, ranging from the truly sublime to the hopelessly ridiculous and instantly forgettable. Here's a rundown from best to worst.

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