Downton Abbey Is Calling It Quits After Next Season

Sadly, Downton Abbey will not stretch on long enough that we finally see the whole kit and caboodle sold to some aging rockstar. The show is giving it one more season—the sixth—and then calling it quits with a Christmas Day finale. » 3/26/15 3:30pm 3/26/15 3:30pm

Be Cool, Anglophiles: Kate Middleton Visited the Set of Downton Abbey

It's a big day for Anglophiles and aristocracy fetishists: Kate, Duchess of Cambridge (née Middleton), visited the set of Downton Abbey and met the cast, many of whom were (of course) in costume. » 3/12/15 12:30pm 3/12/15 12:30pm

No One Needs a US Version of Black Mirror. Hollywood Must be Stopped.

Thanks to Netflix and PBS, I can feed my British pop culture addiction without booking a Virgin flight. But American television executives are determined to ignore this luxury and cook up watered down versions of international shows like no one's ever heard of Pirate Bay (RIP). » 1/30/15 4:30pm 1/30/15 4:30pm

Let's Talk About Sex: Lady Mary Samples the Goods on Downton Abbey

If you've watched Downton Abbey, you know romance has never really been Lady Mary's thing. *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* » 1/19/15 4:45pm 1/19/15 4:45pm

Adorable: The Cartoon Arthur Is Doing a Downton Abbey Parody

Well, this is cute: The PBS Kids cartoon Arthur, which has been on the air for approximately six million years, is doing an episode that riffs on Downton Abbey. It will be called "Fountain Abbey," and you can see a brief preview above. Way to keep it on-brand, PBS! » 1/15/15 8:15pm 1/15/15 8:15pm

'Bitch Slap:' The Ladies of Downton Abbey Play Cards Against Humanity

For the first time ever Lady Edith, Mrs. Patmore, and Mrs. Hughes played the notoriously crass game Cards Against Humanity and they had a blast. » 1/06/15 10:00pm 1/06/15 10:00pm

Behold the Life-sized Downton Abbey Dowager Countess Cake

In celebration of the premiere of the new season of Downton Abbey, a cake artist created a giant lifelike version of the Dowager Countess entirely out of delicious cake. » 1/04/15 5:30pm 1/04/15 5:30pm

George Clooney Makes Maggie Smith Swoon off the Couch in Downton Short

The Downton Abbey cast has gathered for a delightfully zany (British-humored) and very special Christmas short for the TV fundraiser Text Santa. With cameos by Jeremy Piven (Mr. Selfridge) and Absolutely Fabulous' Joanna Lumley, it pokes just enough fun at itself to remind you why you have spent hours watching rich… » 12/20/14 2:35pm 12/20/14 2:35pm

You Will Never See a Modern Grope Sesh on Downton Abbey

During the final countdown of Mary and Matthew's courtship on Downton Abbey, I started screaming at my television for them to just get a room — hell, even a broom closet — so that they could FINALLY have the hot and heavy feel-up (or even just a prolonged under-the-table handholding!) that their yearning glances were… » 11/12/14 2:40pm 11/12/14 2:40pm

No, Downton Abbey Dog Isis Is Not Being Killed Off Because of Her Name

The dog from Downton Abbey isn't being killed off because she has the same name as a terrorist organization, according to one of the show's stars. » 11/07/14 1:30pm 11/07/14 1:30pm

Much like the British aristocracy, Downton Abbey is still doggedly hanging in there. Variety reports the gorgeous, shameless costume pornography television show has just been renewed for its sixth season. Season five doesn't even debut stateside until January. But will the dog survive??? » 11/06/14 3:40pm 11/06/14 3:40pm

Downton Abbey Dog's Life Might Be In Danger, Thanks to ISIS

The Downton Abbey dog, Isis, might be written off because her name is the same as the bloody terrorist organization. The group famous for beheadings wasn’t around in the 1920s, when the series is set, but that hasn’t stopped other TV shows from editing their stories in favor of sensitivity. » 10/27/14 12:10pm 10/27/14 12:10pm

This Downton Abbey Parody Will Probably Be Better Than Downton Abbey

Here's your exclusive look inside my personal TV watching habits: I stopped watching Downton Abbey in season three because I could no longer muster up any concern over whether or not a rich family lost one of their several mansions. That said, I will tune in for The Britishes, the new DirectTV/College Humor sketch… » 10/24/14 1:20pm 10/24/14 1:20pm

Attention: You Can Now Purchase Your Own Downton Abbey Bride Crown

Have you gone mad with the power to nitpick over centerpieces and passed hors d'oeuvres? Perhaps you'd like to integrate your monarchist leanings into your bridal ensemble. Or maybe you're just keen to cosplay your favorite Edwardian. Well, meet the man who'll happily sell you your very own tiara. » 10/08/14 10:50am 10/08/14 10:50am

The Downton Abbey Cast Seems Frankly Alarmed by American Fans

America, cool your jets because your enthusiasm is spooking the Downton Abbey cast. Yes, they are very charming but let's try to preserve some semblance of national dignity. » 9/23/14 7:45pm 9/23/14 7:45pm

Can I Interest You in an Erotic Downton Abbey Getaway?

Hope you haven't already blown your 2015 travel budget on some boring beach trip, because I've got a corker for ya: An "erotic" adventure at a real-deal English castle, specially designed to evoke Downton Abbey—but raunchier! It's billed as "Pleasure Castle." » 9/09/14 10:40am 9/09/14 10:40am

TV Host Asks Dan Stevens if He Had to 'Beat Off' Other Men for a Role

Dan Stevens aka Downton Abbey's Mathew Crowley (MATTHEWWWW, NOOOOOO) got a bit of a surprise on a morning television show today. » 9/04/14 10:15pm 9/04/14 10:15pm

Here is the Official Season 5 Trailer For Downton Abbey

The trailer for the upcoming season of Downton Abbey is here! Complete with allusions to scandalous secrets, cheeky Dowager Countess, and the classic general disdain for modernity! » 8/30/14 6:20pm 8/30/14 6:20pm

Downton Abbey Cast Gracefully Recovers from Water Bottle Gaffe

Last week, the internet world was torn asunder when a promo image from the upcoming season of Downton Abbey surfaced featuring a plastic water bottle in the background. But now, the cast has taken the silly blunder and turned it into a way to raise money for clean water around the world. Show 'em, Downton! » 8/17/14 12:30pm 8/17/14 12:30pm