Downton Abbey returns to PBS on January 4, 2015. If you need to get caught up, Season 4 will be available on multiple PBS platforms beginning on December 7th.
As well, a special “Downton Abbey, Season 5” preview and panel discussion with cast members will be live streamed from New York City on December 9 on the PBS YouTube channel (youtube.com/pbs) beginning at 7:30 p.m (6:30C).
PBS has announced its Winter/Spring Season, leading off with the long-awaited return of the BBC’s hit mystery series, Sherlock – which returns January 19, 2014, following Downton Abbey. Other January highlights include Chasing Shackleton, a three-part series that recreates Sir Edward Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition; Hawking, Stephen Hawking’s story – in his own words and the controversial documentary Salinger.
For the complete list of PBS’ winter/spring series and specials, follow the jump.
‘You have a straightforward choice,’ says Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess as the new trailer for Downton Abbey’s fourth season begins. She is speaking to Michelle Dockery’s Mary, but she isn’t finished yet, ‘You must choose either death or life.’ It’s the kind of pronouncement that could come across as way over the top, but coming from Smith it’s a simple statement of the way things are. That’s what keeps the show not just watchable, but addictive.
Downton Abbey returns to PBS’ Masterpiece Classic on January 5, 2014. Check out the trailer following the jump.
PBS has announced that hit series Downton Abbey will return to Masterpiece Classic on January 5, 2014 – and The blatchley Circle will return for a second season as part of a Sunday drama block that will include season three of Call the Midwife and season two of Mr. Selfridge.
A three-part special dealing with the experiences of returning veterans, Coming Back With Wes Moore is slated for May 2014, and in fall 2014, PBS will premiere How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson – a six-part series exploring the legacy and power of great ideas.