| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 1:08 PM
After theatrical film versions - one of which stands among the top Oscar winners of all time - this generation gets its own retelling of the classic Lew Wallace story. Joseph Morgan ("The Vampire Diaries") has the title role as the slave-turned-...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 10:00 AM
"Homeland" swept the two lead acting drama categories last year. Could another first-year series be poised to duplicate the feat? Let's look at the four drama acting races to see if it might be in the cards.
LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA
Kevin Spacey, "House of...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Leonardo da Vinci was an inventor, artist, polymath, visionary and free thinker--a genius who is the very definition of the term Renaissance Man.
Viewers of "Da Vinci's Demons" (9 p.m. April 12, Starz; 3.5 stars out of 4) also will have to be free...
| Jan 2, 2013
"Downton Abbey's" Hugh Bonneville says, "Shirley [MacLaine] absorbs life. She's an incredible woman. She can talk about Billy Wilder in one breath and aliens the next and reincarnation the next. With Shirley, everything is connected, and that's wonderful....
| 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...