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Video: A Downton Abbey-palooza on Disney's Doc McStuffins

Doc McStuffins

It's the British invasion! Five popular players from the powerhouse PBS serial Downton Abbey will lend their voices to the Disney Channel animated hit Doc McStuffins — ever so politely, of course.

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Fox Cancels Raising Hope

Raising Hope

The current season of Raising Hope will be the sitcom's last, Fox announced Monday.

The one-hour series finale event will take place with back-to-back episodes on Friday, April 4 beginning at 9/8c.

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Downton Abbey: Lady Edith's Heartbreaking Dilemma and Bates' Trip to York

Laura Carmichael

"Sometimes, I don't think God wants me to be happy." Poor Lady Edith. On Sunday's Downton Abbey, the second Crawley daughter is still dealing with the dilemma of becoming an unwed mother in 1920s polite society. On top of that ... read more

Downton Abbey Downstairs Scoop: Anna Dances, Mrs. Hughes Subs, and Daisy Gets Nasty

Sophie McShera

Matthew who?

On the upcoming fourth season of Downton Abbey, the Crawleys upstairs may be mourning the recent death of their heir, but those downstairs are suffering from an additional loss: O'Brien (Siobhan Finneran). Beyond the absence of the scheming lady's maid, the servants will also have to contend with new-fangled kitchen gadgets, a familiar face returning and ongoing internal strife (we blame Thomas!).
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Downton Abbey Season 4 Scoop on Lady Mary, London and More

Michelle Dockery, Allen Leech

Pull out your dancing shoes, because Downton Abbey will be entering the Jazz Age.

[Warning: The following contains major spoilers from the past three seasons of Downton Abbey. If you haven't caught up yet, read at your own risk!]

It's been months since fans reeled from that shocking Christmas episode that also rocked the Crawley family, and now they're moving into the 1920s with new babies, suitors and even a musician or two. The story picks up in February 1922, when Downton Abbey is still in deep mourning for the loss of heir Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens) from an auto accident.

13 reasons we want to grow up to be Downton Abbey's Dowager Countess

"Both the audience and the characters have experienced some passage of time," executive producer Gareth Neame said at PBS' Television Critics Association fall preview on Tuesday. read more

Playing Matchmaker for Downton Abbey's Lovelorn Servants

Sophie McShera

"You know the trouble with you lot? You're all in love with the wrong people." -- the wisdom of Mrs. Patmore

Not every servant on Downton Abbey can have the fairy tale romance of Bates and Anna (false murder rap and imprisonment aside), and a servant in the 1920s is further constrained by his/her status. For every Gwen (Rose Leslie) who opened up her romantic prospects by becoming a secretary, sadly there's a fallen Ethel (Amy Nuttall) who's forced into prostitution after having an affair with a military man. What's one of the serving class to do but flirt awkwardly with one of their own in hopes of safely pairing off?
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Keck's Exclusives First Look: Downton Abbey's Cook Heads to Storybrooke

Once Upon A Time

While on hiatus from playing Downton Abbey cook Mrs. Patmore, Lesley Nicol performed in a play, voiced a character for the upcoming animated movie Turkeys (with Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson) and shot an episode of ABC's Once Upon a Time, playing a royal attendant to young Snow White's mother, Eva (Rena Sofer). All the while, five... read more

Playa Gonna Play! New Girl's Schmidt Courts the Women of TV

Max Greenfield

Now that New Girl's Schmidt is back on the market (sorry, Cece!), it's time for our favorite man slut to get back in the game. His first targets? Some of our favorite leading ladies of the small screen.

In an article posted on Variety Tuesday, Schmidt (played by Max Greenfield), pens three individualized notes to court... read more

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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