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Downton Returns

Downton Abbey returns for a riveting season four

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014


If you missed the season four premiere of Downton Abbey, you can watch the full episode online or catch it again on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 9/8 pm on KET2.

All who tuned in last season know that Matthew Crawley – heir to Downton Abbey, husband to Lady Mary, and brand-new father to a baby boy and successor – lies dead on a country road next to his overturned roadster. The family is still grieving the death in childbirth of Sybil, who also left a baby behind.

Season four opens six months later. Although it is the 1920s, Britain still observes mourning rituals that are almost Victorian in their solemnity.

Nonetheless, the Crawleys are beginning to snap out of it: Robert, Lord Grantham, must manage the estate without his canny son-in-law, and Cora suddenly faces a staffing crisis. Violet, the Dowager Countess played by Maggie Smith, who has seen enough tragedy, knows how to recoup quickly, while Isobel, Matthew’s mother, may never recover.

As for the girls, Edith – who was jilted at the altar last season – tempts scandal with a new beau, and Mary now finds herself the most desirable widow in Yorkshire.

The servants also pick up, buck up, and get on with it – with new arrivals, departures, rivalries, and betrayals among the downstairs staff. Life goes on at Downton Abbey.

And when the season ends, you’ll need only to keep a stiff upper lip as you wait for season five! Filming is set to begin this summer in England.

Downton sneak peek

See part of the season three premiere before anyone else!

Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012

Watch Downton Abbey: Official Seasons 1 & 2 Recap on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.

Update (Jan. 1)We’re sorry, but registration is closed for our free Downton Abbey advanced screening events in Lexington (Jan. 5) and Louisville (Jan. 3). So many Downton fans have shown interest that we’re out of tickets! However, we’ll have standby lines available on a first-come, first-served basis.
All you Downton Abbey fans out there, we have a special sneak-peek treat for you! We’re hosting two free advance screenings of the first hour of Season 3: one in Louisville and one in Lexington. Sign up here today!

And join us for Fabby Abbey, a ticketed reception in support of KET, just prior to the Louisville screening.

Period attire is welcome if you want to dress up!

Also: above is the official seasons 1 and 2 recap. Refresh your memory of all that has happened, and share this blog post with your friends who haven’t seen Downton Abbey but want to watch!

Downton Abbey

We’re getting you ready for season three!

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

The new season of Downton Abbey begins on Jan. 6, 2013. For fans who need a refresher – or for new fans! – we’re showing seasons one and two again to lead up to the January premiere. Season one begins Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2/1 pm on KET and Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 9/8 pm on KET2.


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