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PBS announces sixth season of Downton Abbey will be the last


PBS announces sixth season of Downton Abbey will be the last

For Release: 03/30/15 2:08 PM

Carnival Films and Masterpiece on PBS have announced that the upcoming, season 6 of Downton Abbey will be the last.

“Millions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and those who serve them for the last five years. Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and Downton is no exception. We wanted to close the doors of Downton Abbey when it felt right and natural for the storylines to come together and when the show was still being enjoyed so much by its fans. We can promise a final season full of all the usual drama and intrigue, but with the added excitement of discovering how and where they all end up,” said Carnival’s Managing Director and Executive Producer of Downton Abbey, Gareth Neame.

Downton Abbey is the top PBS drama of all time, the most popular series in Masterpiece’s 44-year history, and is widely credited with reigniting American viewers’ passion for British drama.

With 51 Emmy® nominations, more than any other British show in Emmy® history, Downton Abbey is one of the most honored series on television. It has won 11 Emmys®, three Golden Globes®, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Producers Guild Award, and three BAFTAs.

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Todd Piccirilli
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