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The Daily Beast: "The Brits' Surprising Emmy Hit" and "Inside Downton Abbey Season Two"

Yes, Downton Abbey adherents, I've got a bit of a treat for you: not just one, but TWO, features about the hit British period drama today.

Over at The Daily Beast, you can read my latest feature, "The Brits' Surprising Emmy Hit," Part One of Two of my Downton Abbey features today, this time an Emmys feature on the British drama, recognized with 11 nominations this year, including Outstanding Made-for-TV-Movie or Miniseries. I talk with creator Julian Fellowes and the cast about Emmy nominations, the show’s insane popularity on both sides of the Atlantic, and what’s coming up on Season Two.

If that's not enough period goodness for you, there's my second feature, entitled "Inside Downton Abbey Season Two," in which Julian Fellowes and the cast of Downton Abbey (including Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, and Siobhan Finneran) provide me with some clues about what's coming up on the second season of the period drama, beginning September 12th in the U.K. and in January in the U.S. WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS!

Season Two of Downton Abbey begins September 12th on ITV in the U.K. and on January 8, 2012 on PBS' Masterpiece Classic. Check your local listings for details.

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