Downton Abbey

2011, TV Show

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The series is set in the fictional Downton Abbey, the Yorkshire country house of the Earl and Countess of Grantham, and follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants early in the reign of George V. The first series spans the two years prior to the Great War, commencing with news of the sinking of the Titanic, an event that sets the story in motion. The second series covers the years 1916 to 1919. watch

See the Downton Abbey Cast's Cheeky Response to That Water Bottle Photo Gaffe

After a historically inaccurate promo photo from Downton Abbey's fifth season went viral (unless they really did have plastic water bottles in the 1920s), the cast found the perfect response on Friday.

Check out the first photos from Downton Abbey's fifth season

The upstairs and downstairs came together for a photo, all doing their best "Did I do that?" expression — and in Allen Leech's case, just a solid duck face — while holding plastic water bottles. The best part: They included the hashtag "wH2oops." Wins, all around.

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Downton Abbey Photos: Get a First Look at Season 5!

We're still a few months away from the Season 5 premiere of Downton Abbey on PBS, but if you can't wait to see what's in store for the Crawleys and their staff, allow these newly released first-look images to tide you over.

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PBS' Downton Abbey Returns January 4

Dust off your fancypants, Downton Abbey fans. The British series' fifth season has a Stateside premiere date...

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Ask Matt: Men Getting Married, 24, Blacklist, TNT Shows and the Emmys

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Question: I have never been a fan of Two and a Half Men (tried to watch it years ago, but the only thing I found funny was Conchata Ferrell) and never understood how it has stayed on the air for so long. I saw that creator Chuck Lorre is planning on the main storyline next season to be about the two main characters (Walden and Alan, both heterosexual) "marrying" each other in order for Walden to achieve his goal of adopting a child. To me, I find this appalling on so many levels. Gay men and women (and their straight allies) have fought for so long for equal marriage rights, so having two straight men "marry" just seems like a mockery for those fighting for marriage equality. I am a little ashamed of Lorre even coming up with this idea (particularly as his biggest star, Jim Parsons, on his biggest show, The Big Bang Theory, is gay). Your thoughts? — Tim in Atlanta

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Ask Matt: Emmy Snubs, Sweden, 24, Dome and Extant, and More

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Question: Once again, this year's Emmy nominations are predictably boring. What was the bigger snub: No Good Wife nomination for Best Drama (especially with a weak Downton Abbey season in its place) or no nomination for Tatiana Maslany for her web of roles on Orphan Black? (I already know the answer: Both snubs were egregious.) — Erin

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Critic's Notebook: The Emmy Nominations

No one expects the Emmy nominations to please everybody — there's simply too much TV these days, including on unconventional platforms like Netflix, and there are always going to be shows and performers that won't make the cut, however deserving. But even when the Emmy voters get something right, like adding HBO's freshman hoot Silicon Valley to the best-comedy contenders, we still find ourselves griping over where they stumbled, nowhere more glaringly than in the drama-series race. (For a list of nominees in the major categories, go here.)

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Who's Starring in Star Wars: Episode VII?

Though no official castings have been announced, the rumor mill is working overtime when it comes to reported castings for Star Wars: Episode VII. So who might be feeling the force in J.J. Abrams' upcoming installment?

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Season 4, Episode 9
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Premiered: January 09, 2011, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Period drama set in the English countryside just prior to World War I, centered on the lives of the artistocratic Crawley family and their hierarchy of servants.

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