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8 November 10th, 2013 Downton Abbey Renewed For Season 5!

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‘Downton’ lives on for a fifth season!  The period piece, which recently wrapped its fourth season in Great Britain raking an average audience of 11.8 million viewers, won’t see its return in the U.S. till Jan. 5.   But British broadcaster ITV has just given the green light for a fifth visit to Downton Abbey!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Though a ‘Downton’ renewal was more than likely, given the series’ massive international popularity, it was not obligatory. The series has lost two cast members in the last year — including one, Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley), due to the lack of commitment required of TV actors in the U.K. — and the production is demanding on Oscar-winning Fellowes, who remains a hot commodity outside of the series.”

“As American audiences ready themselves for the January 5th premiere of season four, our devoted ‘Downton‘ fans will rest easy knowing that a fifth season is on the way,” said Masterpiece EP Rebecca Eaton.

Though Downton Abbey‘s fourth season is technically in the can in the U.K., the annual Christmas special — which will conclude the U.S. run on February 23 — has yet to air.  Downton Abbey is a Carnival Films and Masterpiece co-production, with EP Julian Fellowes still shouldering all of the writing duties.

Are you excited to hear Downton Abbey will have a fifth season?  Comment below!

  1. Mark Y says:

    Excellent news!

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  2. Elaine Oxford says:

    I am so looking forward to the next season roll on January

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  3. Shay says:

    The news of a fifth season is a most welcome one, however, there is mention in the British press of it possibly being the last. I hope that it is simply chatter, although Julian Fellowes is presently busy at work on what is being dubbed the “American Downton,” a period piece for Yank television that will focus upon the Vanderbilts in the late 19th century, which is indeed good to hear!!! In the past, I’ve also read rumors of him bringing the original “Abbey” to the big screen once the series production has ceased. Hence, all in all, it sounds as though this type of top-notch entertainment should continue on an indefinite, if slightly different, basis for the foreseeable future!

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  4. Harlee says:

    Absolutely! watering at the mouth for the new season.

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    4everDAYS replied

    Or foaming?

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  5. diana says:

    Yes, love this show!!

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  6. Kandy says:

    Yeah!!! I am so excited and so in love with Downton Abbey!!!!!

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  7. JINA POELMAN says:

    LOVE THIS SHOW !!

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