Downton Abbey: Can PBS Keep Up The Viewing Numbers After This Season?

Downton Abbey will air its final episode on March 6th and many fans are wondering if they’ll be able to cope with the end of the immensely popular show. Downton Abbey has put PBS back on the map for a…

“Downton Abbey” Stars Got Weepy After Final Show Was Wrapped

Downton Abbey has ended for cast and crew of the immensely famous period drama. For those who star, write, direct, ect. for Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle has been their second home. For a couple of stars, it was harder to…

‘Downton Abbey’ Star Maggie Smith Plans To Binge-Watch Her Own TV Show

Unlike most people her age, Dame Maggie Smith has hardly any time to plant herself on a couch and watch TV all day. Even it means watching her own TV drama series, Downton Abbey. The 81-year old British actress, who…

‘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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

‘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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Doctor Who Celebrates 50th Anniversary In Big Way

Mm? What’s that, my boy?- Did I hear you say that Doctor Who celebrates its 50th anniversary via one of the largest simulcasts in TV history today? It’s true: BBC America will air the special new episode entitled The Day…

Amazon Makes A Pair Of New Exclusive Streaming Rights Deals

Amazon has announced two separate deals for exclusive streaming rights to content. It has added to its PBS relationship, adding exclusive subscription streaming for Mr. Selfridge, and is also entered an exclusive licensing agreement with film studio A24, which has…

80-Year-Old Carol Burnett Receives Coveted Comedic Award

Carol Burnett became one of the few women to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor late last month. Fellow comedians including Martin Short, Tina Fey, Rashida Jones, Amy Poehler and long-time collaborator Vicki Lawrence filled the Kennedy Center…

Downton Abbey Renewed for a Fifth Season

Love the British hit drama “Downton Abbey?” If you do, not only will American audiences get to see season four this January, but the show has already been renewed for a fifth season. The international PBS Masterpiece sensation from creator…

Kurt Cobain Talks Gay Thoughts, Homophobic Mother And Oppression Of Women In Lost Interview

PBS Digital Studios’ Blank on Blank is highlighting a “lost interview” with legendary Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. He was interviewed by Jon Savage for Identity in New York City on July 22, 1993. In the highlights below, Cobain talks about…