The bad news is that we're still weeks away from "Downton Abbey's" fourth season premiering in the U.S.
But the good news is that once we do get to re-immerse ourselves in the world of the Crawleys, we'll have the comfort of knowing that even more episodes are on the way.
The British television show has officially been renewed for a fifth season, PBS, which airs the series stateside, confirmed in a statement.
“Audiences have enjoyed their regular Sunday evening visits back to 'Downton' once again this autumn and we are thrilled to produce a new series of the show next year," said executive producer Gareth Neame. "We promise all the usual highs and lows, romance, drama and comedy played out by some of the most iconic characters on television. All the actors and makers of the show continue to be humbled by the extraordinary audience response and want to take the show from strength to strength next year.”
The fourth season of "Downton," which will transport viewers to the '20s and introduce a number of new characters, including "Downton's" first recurring black character in Gary Carr's jazz singer Jack Ross.
"It just felt right," creator Julian Fellowes has told CNN of giving Carr's Ross a "strong narrative" in season four. "We wanted to show that the world was changing and broadening and this is a new era – not just the music, but the people playing it was different than before the war."
Tune in when "Downton Abbey's" fourth season premieres on January 5.
It's actually a good show if you give it a chance.
It's my favorite TV show, next to Spongebob and Duck Dynasty.
It is a British show about nothing, much like Seinfeld.
It's a show about the life of a typical tea party patriot and the trailer parks they live in.
@ fake palintwit, 1:30 pm: haven't you tired of this game yet, name-stealer?
I encourage the fake palintwits. They are more interesting than you, real palintwit. You're not funny, not smart, and your anti palin jihad is a silly waste of space. Evaporate and disappear.
You do realize, Julio, that us true Tea Party Patriots are not all that favorable to foreigners, particularly those with south of the border sounding names like Julio. Do you have a green card, Julio, or are you sponging off our government like all your other countrymen who are here illegally?
Aaaah, the real palintwit rears his ugly head, pretending to be a "tea-bagger". Give up, loser.
Peace, you seem to have become very critical of the left of center crowd lately, and a little surly. Is that the real you, or yet another blog name imposter, which seems to be a trend now?
That isn't Peace. Just another troll stealing a name. Do you see her little peace sign? Not there, is it.
Never heard of it.
Never heard of you.
That's "you're an idiot" with YOU'RE being a contraction of YOU ARE. I guess we know who the real idiot is here, correct?
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