| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:25 AM
They might be a little snooty, but it would be hard to find a family more welcome in these parts than the Crawleys of “Downton Abbey” — at least in Owings Mills, home of Maryland Public Television.
Just as “American Idol” in...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When last we left Downton Abbey, the miracle of birth met with the tragedy of death. Poor Matthew Crawley met his end in a ditch — because actor Dan Stevens decided to move on. What would become of Lady Mary, new mother and widow? What would...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Across the land, a great keening has arisen for the large number of main characters recently killed off on shows as disparate as "The Walking Dead," "Scandal" and "Game of Thrones." How ruthless have we become, the hand-wringers wail, how reckless and...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"THERE CAN be too much truth in any relationship."
So quipped Maggie Smith, in one of her dry, delicious asides, on the season four premiere of "Downton Abbey" last Sunday.
These days, after the success of any series, people love to be argumentative and...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:59 AM
It's a big week for TV. Not only are a lot of shows coming back from their brief midwinter hiatuses — "Sleepy Hollow!" tonight with a two-hour episode! — the midseason replacements have begun. Here are a few things you won't want to miss this...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 6:10 PM
"Downton Abbey," the drama about an aristocratic family in pre-World War I England, won the Golden Globe for best miniseries or motion picture made for television. The PBS "Masterpiece" miniseries beat BBC America's "The Hour" and three HBO films:...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:30 PM
"American Hustle" took the top Sreen Actors Guild top award, winning the ensemble cast trophy while "Dallas Buyers Club" received strong support with Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto winning the actor and supporting actor trophies.
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:36 PM
The awards season now turns on a delicate dance between "American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave."
The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards gave David O. Russell's con-man comedy "American Hustle" the top prize Saturday night, making it the front-...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
"American Hustle" won just a single trophy at the Screen Actors Guild Awards — the really important one.
The cast of David O. Russell's con-man tale took home SAG's cast award Saturday night, nudging "American Hustle" ahead of Oscar season's...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:29 AM
Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" led the motion picture field by earning four Screen Actor Awards nominations including a nod for cast in a motion picture. "American Hustle," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "August: Osage County"...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:32 PM
To salute Dame Maggie on her special day, here are Lady Violet's best "Downton Abbey" quotes -- in GIF form. Happy birthday, Maggie Smith....