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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.

[Spoiler alert: The following includes information about Season 3's time frame.]

Downton Abbey 2 Spoilers: Mary and Matthew's relationship, a new housemaid and the Great War

Season 3 will continue the adventures of the Crawley family and their servants during 1920-21. It is expected to air sometime next year.

In the U.K., the second season finale airs Sunday, but American audiences will have to wait until Sunday, Jan. 8 to even begin watching Season 2, which is set around World War I.

The first season of the series was entered into the TV movie/miniseries Emmy category and won several Emmys, including ones for Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Costuming, Directing, Cinematography, Writing, Sound Editing, Single-Camera Editing, Casting, Art Direction and Outstanding Miniseries.

Are you psyched for even more Downton Abbey on the way?