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‘Downton Abbey:’ Sixth Season to Be the Last

Downton Abbey will end its run following its upcoming sixth season. Producer Carnival Films made the announcement on Thursday. The production company’s managing director, Gareth Neame, had the following to say. “Millions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and those who serve them for the last five years. Inevitably there comes a time …

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Elizabeth McGovern Sheds Downton Abbey Persona To Tour As Folk-Rock Musician

In December, US fans of hit BBC series Downton Abbey will have the chance to see another side of Elizabeth McGovern, who plays the character of Cora Crawley. McGovern is actually the vocalist of her band, Sadie and the Hotheads, which is embarking on a 10-day US tour on December 4. Although the timing of her tour seems perfect for …

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LeVar Burton Works to Bring Back ‘Reading Rainbow’

If you remember the days of LeVar Burton hosting the PBS show Reading Rainbow, then your childhood was awesome. Unfortunately, most of the kids in elementary school now can’t say the same, and Burton is looking to change that. Burton started a campaign on Kickstarter this morning to raise $1 million to bring back Reading Rainbow. If the crowdsourced project …

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Gene Wilder Talks Mel Brooks, His Mother, And Willy Wonka In ‘Lost Interview’

PBS Digital Studios’ Blank on Blank is highlighting a “lost interview” with Gene Wilder. He was interviewed by Letty Cottin Pogrebin in March of 2007. In this segment of the interview, which PBS Digital Studios has animated, Wilder talks about Mel Brooks, his mother, and Willy Wonka. “I was miscast in my first big part on broadway,” he says. “One …

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Downton Abbey Experience Goes On Sale for Charity

Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael is offering up various Downton Abbey-themed experiences as part of her fundraising efforts for Haiti: Make Births Safe. Carmichael, who stars as Lady Edith on the hit series, is working with the organization to offer a range of prizes, the ultimate one being a day on set at Highclere Castle with Carmichael and other Downton …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Soon Revive “Cosmos” For A New Generation

In one of the most talked about upcoming shows in the science community, Neil deGrasse Tyson is set to be the host of a revival of the classic television show Cosmos. Tyson is an astrophysicist, and has devoted his life to the world of science. The series originally aired in the 1980, and at that time, it was hosted by …

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‘Downton Abbey': A Recap of This Week’s Episode

Those who watched Downton Abbey this week were treated to a lot of content, but left with many questions. For instance, what did Mr. Bates do on his mysterious trip to York? And is Edith really going to secretly put her baby up for adoption in Switzerland? And maybe not as important but still questionable, why was Lady Mary so …

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J.D. Salinger Story Gets Longer T.V. Treatment

J.D. Salinger is a well-regarded author, yet little is known about much of his life. After writing the controversial and popular novel “The Catcher In The Rye”, Salinger became reclusive and guarded his private life closely. But a new book, documentary, and television special by Shane Salerno has brought Salinger–and details about both his personal and professional life–to light. PBS …

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Downton Abbey: Let’s Have a Bit of a Chin Wag*

Downton Abbey‘s fourth season has just premiered to the delight of faithful watchers and new fans alike. With Downton Abbey, it seems as if one either adores the show, or abhors it. If you’re of another group– the one wondering “what is Downtown Downton Abbey?”– get up to speed quickly with a few bits ‘n bobs* about the show. What’s …

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Downton Abbey Christmas Special: The Crawleys visit Buckingham Palace

The much-anticipated Christmas episode of the hit series Downton Abbey saw the Crawley family in London for Lady Rose’s debut at court. Although Season 4 won’t premier in the US – on PBS – until January 5, it’s been airing on the UK’s ITV television network since September. The Christmas special was the ninth episode of Season 4. Episode 8 …

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Downton Abbey: Christmas Special Trailer Has Arrived [Video]

Downton Abbey has become quite a hit for many people around the world, and the British hit continues to delight its fans. While the show originally airs in the U.K., it has become very popular in the United States as well. Unfortunately for Americans however, the U.K. has already been able to see what happens in the fourth season, while …

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Tablets Will Be A Hot Ticket Item For Parents This Holiday Season

When I was growing up, I was mostly given traditional toys for Christmas. According to a new survey, that’s quickly changing as more parents opt to gift their children tech-related items. PBS Kids recently surveyed 1,000 parents with children between the ages of 2 and 10 about the tech-related purchases they intended to make this year. The survey found that …

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