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'Downton Abbey' Is Back: A Preview and Review (Season Four Clips)

31 December 2013 10:04 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

A guilty pleasure for many of us, frothy Brit soap opera "Downton Abbey" returns stateside January 5 on PBS (months after it's been seen by the lucky folks in the UK). (Spoiler Alert: don't read on if you are not up to date.) This is the series that left our jaws agape as it killed off at the end of Season Three not just one but two key characters. Young actor Dan Stevens ditched Matthew Crawley just after he was finally blessed with a newborn; Stevens wanted to move on with his career (he starred opposite Jessica Chastain in Broadway's "The Heiress" and in "The Fifth Estate" with more to come from directors Scott Frank and Tom McCarthy and a spot as Lancelot in "Night at the Museum 3"). This left show creator Julian Fellowes to pick up the pieces.  Front and center in Entertainment Weekly's annual winter TV preview issue is »

- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio

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'Downton Abbey' Is Back: A Preview and Review (Season Four Clips)

31 December 2013 10:04 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

A guilty pleasure for many of us, frothy Brit soap opera "Downton Abbey" returns stateside January 5 on PBS (months after it's been seen by the lucky folks in the UK). (Spoiler Alert: don't read on if you are not up to date.) This is the series that left our jaws agape as it killed off at the end of Season Three not just one but two key characters. Young actor Dan Stevens ditched Matthew Crawley just after he was finally blessed with a newborn; Stevens wanted to move on with his career (he starred opposite Jessica Chastain in Broadway's "The Heiress" and in "The Fifth Estate" with more to come from directors Scott Frank and Tom McCarthy and a spot as Lancelot in "Night at the Museum 3"). This left show creator Julian Fellowes to pick up the pieces.  Front and center in Entertainment Weekly's annual winter TV preview issue is »

- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio

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The Televerse #122- Best of 2013 Blowout

31 December 2013 8:18 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

2013 was a great year for TV and with it coming to an end, we decided a Top 10 wasn’t enough. This week on the podcast, we take a look at all the other Bests in the television of 2013- best performances, best cinematography, best scores, and many more, plus a handful of less common categories, such as best villains, best shipping, and the Dusty Dusty Him Sad award for saddest scene. There’s a lot of ground to cover, and it’s a long one, but we hope you’ll join us for a look back at this funny, moving, and very memorable year (and then give your picks in the comments!).

Spoiler Alert: This is a wide-ranging discussion of the year’s TV. This podcast contains spoilers (miniscule to massive) for many, many shows, including but not limited to: Adventure Time, The Americans, Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, The Bridge, »

- Kate Kulzick

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Netflix's Ted Sarandos: the 'evil genius' behind a TV revolution

31 December 2013 3:45 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Allowing subscribers to binge on TV series has made Netflix into a global brand. But company boss Ted Sarandos isn't stopping there: by moving into making shows, he wants to change what we watch as well as how we watch it

Is Ted Sarandos a force for evil? It's a theory. Consider the evidence. Britain is already a country beset by various health-ruining, bank balance-depleting behaviours – binge-drinking, chain-smoking, overeating, watching football. Since January 2012 when Netflix launched its UK operation, Sarandos, its chief content officer, has created a new demographic of bingeing Britons –1.5 million subscribers who spend £5.99 a month to gorge on TV online.

To get a sense of what the 49-year-old Arizonan is doing to TV culture, imagine that you've just finished watching episode five of Joss Whedon's Firefly on your laptop, courtesy of Netflix. You've got places to go, people to meet. But up pops a little box »

- Stuart Jeffries

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Predictions for 2014 in TV and pop culture: Miley Cyrus, Jay Leno and more

30 December 2013 6:30 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

As 2013 draws to a close and 2014 lay wide open before us, full of wondrous possibilities, we at Zap2it figure it's time to proffer some predictions for the new year. So, without further ado:

TBS will prep a TV show called "Jimmy" in anticipation of Jay Leno changing his mind about leaving "The Tonight Show."

Miley Cyrus will neither have a meltdown nor go to rehab (sorry, haters).

Justin Bieber will finally get arrested for something.

 

The world will go into Jennifer Lawrence overload thanks to her promotional tours for "Serena," "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and "Mockingjay - Part 1."

Desperate to keep "The X Factor" on the air, Simon Cowell will introduce the totally original purple rotating stools for the new "Ears Only" audition round.

Kanye West will keep his New Year's resolution to stop "talking s***" for all of about two minutes.

Spinoffs of spinoff series will become all the rage. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Elizabeth McGovern Spoofs Downton Abbey During Disney World Trip

30 December 2013 4:05 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Downton at Disney? Elizabeth McGovern poked fun at herself on Sunday as she posed for a portrait that parodies the Downton Abbey cast photo during a visit to Disney World in Orlando, Fla. McGovern, 52, stood at the head of two lines of Disney employees in front of Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion, which was meant to represent Highclere Castle, the historical building used in the hit television show. While her companions were in costume, McGovern sported jeans and a long-sleeve button-down, her hair in a cute bob with sideswept bangs. It's certainly not a look Downton fans are accustomed to seeing on the Countess of Grantham. »

- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis

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Firewall & Iceberg Show, episode 4

30 December 2013 3:16 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Happy Monday, boys and girls! It's the last Firewall & Iceberg video show of the year. After a week off due to technical difficulties, Dan and I are back to look ahead to some of 2014's most promising premieres before we get into specific talk about three premieres: "Community," "Downton Abbey" and ABC's "The Assets." (Aka, Firewall & Iceberg: Accent Cops!) Plus, we look back on some of our favorite episodes of shows that didn't make our respective top 10s. The time breakdown: 0:30 - TV Previews 2014 5:26 - Review: Community Returns 11:47 - Review: Downton Abbey 16:19 - Review: The Assets 21:37 - The Best Episodes of Non Top 10 Shows     »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Elizabeth McGovern Gets Goofy With Downton Abbey Spoof—See the Pic

30 December 2013 11:18 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Picture it: Goofy as a servant on Downton Abbey, taking care of the Crawleys and butting heads with Thomas and O'Brien. Oh the hijinks that would ensue. Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern—Lady Cora on the popular English drama—spoofed herself and the cast image Downton fans know so well while visiting Walt Disney World in Florida on Sunday, Dec. 29. McGovern struck her familiar Downton Abbey pose with Goofy and other Disney World employees filling in for the Crawley family and their servants in front of Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion. See the real cast image below. Downton Abbey returns to the U.S. on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. on PBS. Season four of the hit drama picks up six months after the »

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Obama Reveals His Must-Watch TV Series

30 December 2013 10:34 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A new report in The New York Times delves into what U.S. President Obama likes to watch on television.

In a mark of good taste, Obama forgoes reality TV in favor of cable dramas. Previously he's expressed his love for both Showtime's "Homeland" and HBO's "The Wire".

Now he's revealed he's also big fans of HBO's "Game of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire," ITV's "Downton Abbey," and Netflix's "House of Cards" which he's eagerly awaiting the second season of.

He recently used box sets to catch up on AMC's "Mad Men," and he's currently working his way through the box set of AMC's "Breaking Bad" but is "way behind and frequently reminds people not to spoil anything he hasn't seen." »

- Garth Franklin

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Obama Reveals His Must-Watch TV Series

30 December 2013 10:34 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A new report in The New York Times delves into what U.S. President Obama likes to watch on television.

In a mark of good taste, Obama forgoes reality TV in favor of cable dramas. Previously he's expressed his love for both Showtime's "Homeland" and HBO's "The Wire".

Now he's revealed he's also big fans of HBO's "Game of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire," ITV's "Downton Abbey," and Netflix's "House of Cards" which he's eagerly awaiting the second season of.

He recently used box sets to catch up on AMC's "Mad Men," and he's currently working his way through the box set of AMC's "Breaking Bad" but is "way behind and frequently reminds people not to spoil anything he hasn't seen." »

- Garth Franklin

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Obama's TV Picks: Critically Acclaimed Dramas From AMC, HBO, Showtime and Netflix

30 December 2013 9:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

When it's time for President Obama to unwind with a little TV, he prefers heavy dramas over reality TV. The president has made it well known that he's a fan of Showtime's Homeland and HBO's The Wire, but he's also said he likes HBO's Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, British series Downton Abbey, which airs on PBS in the U.S., and Netflix's House of Cards, the second season of which he's eagerly awaiting, friends of his told The New York Times. Photos: 'Breaking Bad's' 10 Most Mind-Blowing Episodes Obama is also working his way through the DVD

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- Hilary Lewis

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Ratings: Cowboys/Eagles Dominates Sunday, Kennedy Center Honors Falls to Low

30 December 2013 9:04 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

NBC Sunday Night Football‘s coverage of the “win-and-in” divisional showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles was watched by 23.9 million total viewers, while scoring an 8.1 demo rating, per preliminary numbers.

That marks gains of nearly 50 percent versus the fast nats for last Sunday’s Bears/Eagles match-up.

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Elsewhere on the night, CBS’ coverage of the Kennedy Center Honors drew 7.1 mil and a 0.9, down 8 and 36 percent from last year’s Wednesday telecast and hitting an all-time low demo rating.

Next Sunday: Downton Abbey Season 4 premieres, while Revenge, »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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Barack Obama's favorite TV: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Breaking Bad' and other great dramas

30 December 2013 8:30 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

"Game of Thrones," "Breaking Bad," "Mad Men," "House of Cards," "Homeland" and "Downton Abbey" all have something in common beyond frequently gracing lists of the best dramas on TV: They're all among President Barack Obama's favorite TV shows.

The New York Times looks back at Obama's comments over the past few years and sees a trend in the shows that he prefers. Basically, "anything edgy, with hints of reality" will catch the Potus's attention.

Apparently Obama has told people that he's a "big fan" of "Game of Thrones," while raving about "Boardwalk Empire" and "Downton Abbey." His love of "Homeland" has been well-documented, as has been his love of "The Wire." He's watched all the DVDs of "Mad Men" and relates Peggy Olsen to his "strong-willed grandmother." He is currently binging a DVD box of "Breaking Bad," and it is said that he is "way behind and frequently reminds »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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The Televerse #122- Best of 2013 Blowout

30 December 2013 8:18 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

2013 was a great year for TV and with it coming to an end, we decided a Top 10 wasn’t enough. This week on the podcast, we take a look at all the other Bests in the television of 2013- best performances, best cinematography, best scores, and many more, plus a handful of less common categories, such as best villains, best shipping, and the Dusty Dusty Him Sad award for saddest scene. There’s a lot of ground to cover, and it’s a long one, but we hope you’ll join us for a look back at this funny, moving, and very memorable year (and then give your picks in the comments!).

Spoiler Alert: This is a wide-ranging discussion of the year’s TV. This podcast contains spoilers (miniscule to massive) for many, many shows, including but not limited to: Adventure Time, The Americans, Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, The Bridge, »

- Kate Kulzick

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5 Best Bets on TV This Week: 'How to Survive a Plague' on PBS, 'Community' Returns and More

30 December 2013 8:10 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV (like "Downton Abbey," returning to PBS this week), but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week. "In Memoriam" Monday, December 30th at 8pm on TCM Turner Classic Movies' year-end "In Memoriam" tribute is a salute to those who passed who weren't already honored during the year. The night begins with the 1941 Deanna Durbin musical "It Started with Eve" at 8pm, followed by Annette Funicello's 1964 "Bikini Beach" at 9:45pm. Eileen Brennan stars in Neil Simon's 1978 "The Cheap Detective" at 11:30pm, while Jonathan Winters plays a pair of brothers in 1965 black comedy "The Loved One" at 1:15am. Karen Black received an Oscar nomination for her performance in 1970's "Five Easy Pieces" at 3:30am, while Julie Harris is terrific in 1955's »

- Alison Willmore

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5 Best Bets on TV This Week: 'How to Survive a Plague' on PBS, 'Community' Returns and More

30 December 2013 8:10 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV (like "Downton Abbey," returning to PBS this week), but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week. "In Memoriam" Monday, December 30th at 8pm on TCM Turner Classic Movies' year-end "In Memoriam" tribute is a salute to those who passed who weren't already honored during the year. The night begins with the 1941 Deanna Durbin musical "It Started with Eve" at 8pm, followed by Annette Funicello's 1964 "Bikini Beach" at 9:45pm. Eileen Brennan stars in Neil Simon's 1978 "The Cheap Detective" at 11:30pm, while Jonathan Winters plays a pair of brothers in 1965 black comedy "The Loved One" at 1:15am. Karen Black received an Oscar nomination for her performance in 1970's "Five Easy Pieces" at 3:30am, while Julie Harris is terrific in 1955's »

- Alison Willmore

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Obama's Vote Goes to House of Cards, Game of Thrones — Just Don't Spoil Breaking Bad for Him

29 December 2013 7:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Political machinations, power plays, espionage and intrigue — even when President Barack Obama sacks out in front of the couch, it seems, he takes the (Oval) office home with him.

Topping the Commander in Chief’s viewing list, per The New York Times: HBO’s Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire and Netflix’s House of Cards.

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The Times quotes Obama as recently remarking on his envy of the efficiency of underhanded Cards protagonist Frank Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey).

“This guy’s getting a lot done,” the president joked. »

- Kimberly Roots

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Viewers love television's Mrs Brown because she bucks every trend | Elizabeth Day

29 December 2013 1:03 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Mrs Brown's Boys, the biggest hit on the box at Christmas, reflects TV's new role as refuge from the complex world beyond the living room

There was only one real talking point in the aftermath of Christmas. It wasn't the gale-force winds ravaging parts of the country, leaving thousands of homes without power over the festive period. Nor was it the endless cricketing news where someone might or might not have won the Ashes and where something called "sledging" is nothing to do with Rudolf.

No, the topic under heated discussion around metropolitan distressed-pine kitchen tables was, of course, the absurdly naff taste of the British television viewing public.

For the second year in a row, the sitcom Mrs Brown's Boys, in which the central cause of hilarity appears to be that the title role is played by a man in woman's clothing, was the most-viewed TV programme on Christmas Day. »

- Elizabeth Day

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Rewind TV: Death Comes to Pemberley; Downton Abbey; Doctor Who; Call the Midwife – review

28 December 2013 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

We were lavishly entertained by the aristocracy, the Doctor saved the day… and the midwives delivered

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The BBC's three-part Death Comes to Pemberley – a fine knitting together of costume drama and murder mystery adapted from Pd James's imagined sequel to Pride and Prejudice – was pretty much perfect Christmas TV. It looked the business, with its generous views of well-kept parkland, handsome coaches and scurrying flunkeys on the eve of the Darcys' annual ball – the pale and wonderful Anna Maxwell Martin as Elizabeth, serene in her lady duties; Matthew Rhys's Darcy striding about in a long coat as if he owned the place. Birds sang, maids polished the coal. All was well! If Jane Austen still had her say there would have been concerned twitterings about someone catching a cold about now, »

- Phil Hogan

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Top Costumes of the Year 2013

28 December 2013 5:46 AM, PST | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

What a busy twelve months it’s been for costume design. Really though, this art, or craft, or business (Deborah Nadoolman Landis insists it is definitely a business) gets more talked about each year. 2013 was especially exciting however as it seemed every month something even more thrilling arrived to fawn over. In the last few weeks alone we have had The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Sleepy Hollow, and now American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street on the horizon. Dipping back further, it was Stoker that got us excited about subtext, The Great Gatsby that slammed the lid on that twenties revival once and for all, and Behind the Candelabra that put Michael Douglas in a 16ft fox fur cape and white brocade jumpsuit.

With just so many memorable movies and TV shows to cover, Clothes on Film asked some respected contributors to the site for their opinions on the best, »

- Lord Christopher Laverty

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