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VIDEO: Downton Abbey: Season 4

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Downton Abbey: Season 4
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Length: 00:30
Posted: 7/21/2014

Season four picks up six months later, and Mary is still grieving over the loss of Matthew. watch

Game of Thrones, Fargo Top Emmy Nominations

Game of Thrones topped Thursday's Primetime Emmy nominations with 19, followed by Fargo with 18 and American Horror Story: Coven with 17.

Thrones will duke it out for drama series against reigning champ Breaking Bad,Downton Abbey,  House of Cards, four-time champ Mad Men and True Detective.

Look back at last year's Emmys

True Detective, which opted to enter the drama race instead ...
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VIDEO: Mr. Selfridge, Season 2: The Cast and Creators on The War

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Mr. Selfridge, Season 2: The Cast and Creators on The War
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Length: 04:31
Posted: 5/9/2014

Mr. Selfridge stars and crew on the arrival of war in Season 2; its effect on the plot, characters and the Selfridges store. #SelfridgePBS [Mr. Selfridge Season 2 airs Sundays, March 31-May 18, 2014, on MASTERPIECE on PBS.] watch

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Aw, Jeez! Fargo Series "Too Good" for Stars to Pass Up

Fargo was a hit Oscar-winning film in 1996, but nearly 20 years later, it remains to be seen if fans want to see more. On Tuesday at 10/9c, FX is betting that they will when it debuts its new Fargo series starring Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton and Hobbit star Martin Freeman read more

Shirley MacLaine to Guest-Star on Glee

Shirley MacLaine is coming to Glee!

The Oscar-winning actress has landed a multi-episode arc on the Fox dramedy, TVLine.com reports.

Bubble Shows: Which will survive?

MacLaine... read more

Did Downton Abbey Lose Its Charm? Finale Rounds Out a Frustrating Season

[WARNING: The following contains spoilers from the Season 4 finale of Downton Abbey. Read at your own risk.]

We are grateful to have Downton Abbey in our lives, but our devotion to the show is the very reason we're so irked at how it progressed this season.

Although we've come to terms with the loss of Matthew (Dan Stevens) and Sybil (Jessica Brown-Findlay), it doesn't seem like the writers quite know what to do in the wake of those deaths. So much of this season felt either forced or false or just failed miserably. Has Downton Abbey lost its charm?

Before launching into the season as a whole, let's go over the highlights of the finale, shall we?

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

"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

Mega Buzz: Sexy Americans, New Grey's Drama and HIMYM's Finale

Every week, senior reporter Natalie Abrams satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @NatalieAbrams.

What's the state of Phillip and Elizabeth's marriage when The Americans returns? — June
Well, I may forgo watching the premiere with my parents since it features a scene that shows some pretty intense sexual wrestling between Phillip and Elizabeth. In other words, they're doing OK. "They're ready to be married," executive producer Joel Fields tells me. "What they're going to discover is having been fake-married for a long time, real marriage is not an easy thing. When you have two kids, there's family to contend with. Add to that their work is life-and-death and the future of mankind hangs in the balance, there's a little bit of pressure for them."

It's been far too long since we got Grey's Anatomy scoop! — Tai
Unfortunately, I come bearing bad news... read more

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Season 43, Episode 18
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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