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The Daily Beast: "Downton Abbey Comes to Masterpiece"

In the U.K.'s smash hit Downton Abbey, coming to PBS Sunday, the period drama is reinvented for a new generation.

After all of the scrapes with The Daily Mail, the praise from yours truly, and huge ratings in the UK, Julian Fellowes' sumptuous costume drama Downton Abbey finally reaches American shores this weekend.

Over at The Daily Beast, I spoke with creator Lord Fellowes and stars Dan Stevens and Hugh Bonneville about Downton Abbey for my latest feature, entitled "Downton Abbey Comes to Masterpiece", in which I also look at the drama series as a condition-of-England piece and its relationship to another British import, the return of Upstairs, Downstairs.

Downton Abbey premieres Sunday evening at 9 pm ET/PT as part of PBS' Masterpiece Classic. Check your local listings for details.

Comments

Debbie said…
Thanks to your blog posts on Downton Abbey, I checked it out last evening. I was very impressed with the first installment and am certain to watch the others for this mini series as well.

Though I enjoy all of the Masterpiece entries on PBS, I think Masterpiece Classic is my favorite. This story, which seems just a small twist away from the Jane Austen series, has me glued to the TV.

It is much appreciated that you always give us a heads up on what is worth our time, and Downton certainly falls into that category!
Unknown said…
I'm happy to see that Downton Abbey will play again this season. I was enthralled by the series last time and was really disappointed when I didn't get to see the last chapter of the story. Thanks for bringing it back again, PBS! A Fan, Kathleen

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