NBC Taps Downton Abbey Mastermind To Create New TV Show About Late…

First, Downton Abbey premieres in the U.S. on Jan 6, then the show gets a fourth season, and now this?! Julian Fellowes, the Oscar and Emmy-winning creator/executive producer behind everyone's favorite upstairs/downstairs he said/she said rom-com was nabbed by NBC to write and produce The Gilded Age, a drama that NBC… » 11/27/12 11:45pm 11/27/12 11:45pm

Downton Abbey’s Creator Thinks Americans Are Too Fashion-Forward to Do…

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, speaking recently at creative content summit in London, said that American actors are swell and everything, but they can't really do period dramas because, in relation to their European counterparts, they have all the historical perspective of first graders. Though America's… » 8/21/12 9:30am 8/21/12 9:30am

The Dowager Countess Is Breaking Our Hearts and Leaving Downton Abbey

It's being reported today that Maggie Smith is done with her reign of clever terror as the matriarch of Downton Abbey. While it's tempting to start weeping and saying an endless "Noooooooo…" We must do as the Dowager Countess herself would do and simply say a curt, "Well, isn't that a shame." » 4/15/12 8:00pm 4/15/12 8:00pm