Downton Abbey renewed for fifth season
November 11th, 2013
12:10 PM ET

Downton Abbey renewed for fifth season

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.


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  1. Weasel Pus

    It's actually a good show if you give it a chance.

    November 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Harry Butt-Hole

    It's my favorite TV show, next to Spongebob and Duck Dynasty.

    November 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Pas de deux

    It is a British show about nothing, much like Seinfeld.

    November 11, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. palintwit

    It's a show about the life of a typical tea party patriot and the trailer parks they live in.

    November 11, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • palintwit

      @ fake palintwit, 1:30 pm: haven't you tired of this game yet, name-stealer?

      November 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julio

      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.

      November 12, 2013 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
    • trigtwit palin... America's favorite tard baby

      *poot* ^

      November 12, 2013 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Tea Bagger

      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?

      November 12, 2013 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Peace

      Aaaah, the real palintwit rears his ugly head, pretending to be a "tea-bagger". Give up, loser.

      November 13, 2013 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Objective bystander

      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?

      November 13, 2013 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Nope

      That isn't Peace. Just another troll stealing a name. Do you see her little peace sign? Not there, is it.

      November 13, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. PLT

    Never heard of it.

    November 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Grammar Cop

    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?

    November 13, 2013 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |

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