| Feb 14, 2013
Dame Maggie Smith is giving a rare interview to CBS' “60 Minutes” this weekend. The big revelation: The 78-year-old Oscar-winner has never watched “Downton Abbey,” perhaps the biggest hit of her career. The PBS drama offers its...
| Jan 9, 2011
British film hyphenate Julian Fellowes, 61, who won an original screenplay Oscar for "Gosford Park," returns to early 20th century England for the script of his latest TV drama, "Downton Abbey." The four-episode series about life on a great country...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 12:18 PM
Characters who previously obsessed over planning a perfect garden party are struggling with life-and-death issues as "Downton Abbey" begins a new season Sunday, Jan. 8, on PBS' "Masterpiece Classic" (check local listings).
The series, which bested such...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Anticipation was high for writer Julian Fellowes' internationally acclaimed sequel to last year's Emmy-winning miniseries, shown in the U.S. on PBS' "Masterpiece Classic."
Co-star Maggie Smith earned her own Emmy, and she's back along with Hugh...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Sorry, I tried my best to not doze off during the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards. There were a few interesting moments (Seth Rogen concealing his erection, the clever acceptance speech from the folks at Modern Family, every Elton John...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 7:21 AM
The broadcast networks were shut out of the best TV drama category when nominations for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning.
FX's "American Horror Story" is the only non-pay-cable series to make the cut, joining Starz's...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 4:50 PM
If you missed the first season of "Downton Abbey" on PBS' Masterpiece Classic last year, you're in luck. The network is reairing the award-winning series beginning Dec. 18. (In Chicago it's on WTTW at 7 p.m.)
"Downton Abbey" follows the lives of an...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Since the newest episodes of creator-writer Julian Fellowes' internationally popular drama are airing currently on PBS' "Masterpiece Classic," there's a bonus for those who buy this set upon release, as they'll be able to see the remaining stories...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 9:04 AM
One of the biggest international television sensations of recent years combines its first two rounds on home video, as Emmy-winning writer Julian Fellowes' saga combines factual and fictional elements in an "Upstairs, Downstairs"-style scenario about...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 6:54 AM
Talk about a TV series keeping current with the news.
Thirty seconds into the Season 2 opener of Showtime’s “Homeland,” viewers see the first image of an American embassy under attack in the Middle East. At just over two minutes into...
| Jan 7, 2011
Showtime, NBC and PBS' "Masterpiece" roll out major programming Sunday. The most satisfying entry can be found on PBS....