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Downton Abbey will finally close its doors following its sixth season

03.20.2015

Are there any Downton Abbey fans out there? Come on, it’s one of the most watched shows in the world so there’s got to be some of you. TV Line has reported that the show will come to an end at the close of its sixth season. The reasoning behind ending the show is apparently a practical one; the cast’s contracts are up at the end of season six and most of them would like to move on to other projects. After six years of wearing a corset I’d be ready to move on as well. Why would I be wearing a corset you might ask, none of your business!

The sixth season of Downtown Abbey will likely consist of its usual eight episodes plus a Christmas Special and should debut on ITV this September followed by its PBS debut in early 2016.

Setting an end-date for a series is one of the best things a show can do in my opinion. Knowing exactly where you have to go and when you get there is immensely helpful in regards to weeding out filler episodes and making sure all the proper pieces are in place for a (hopefully) grand finale. Not that I’m expecting Downton Abbey to have some huge mind blowing final episode, but I’m sure series creator Julian Fellowes will be pleased to bring the saga of the Crawley family to a close under his own terms.

Following Downton Abbey Julian Fellowes will likely move on to his long-gestating NBC series The Gilded Age, which focuses on wealthy industrialists of 1880’s New York. There was also a Downton Abbey prequel series in the works at some point. He definitely has a type.

Source: TVLine

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2:51PM on 03/22/2015
If you like 'Downton Abbey', you'll simply LOVE the modern Conservative Party!
If you like 'Downton Abbey', you'll simply LOVE the modern Conservative Party!
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12:15PM on 03/21/2015

Rumor Nothing More

Sorry folks but while the title of this article would suggest that this is confirmed news, it amounts to nothing more than an unsubstantiated rumor. If Downton Abbey's fate were truly sealed, Julian Fellowes would have made an official statement to the press which would have made the rounds on every major site and news outlet. Shame on JoBlo for banging the rumor drum and dressing it up as fact. You're better than this.
Sorry folks but while the title of this article would suggest that this is confirmed news, it amounts to nothing more than an unsubstantiated rumor. If Downton Abbey's fate were truly sealed, Julian Fellowes would have made an official statement to the press which would have made the rounds on every major site and news outlet. Shame on JoBlo for banging the rumor drum and dressing it up as fact. You're better than this.
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7:58AM on 03/21/2015
I was hoping Downton Abbey would get into World War 2 period and it could end after that. Nevertheless, the latest season hasn't got much in terms of storytelling, i.e. it still involved Mr. Green's death which could have just ended with previous season's Christmas episode but it still dragged on and on. Still, it's a great show with stunning cinematography and detailed set pieces.
I was hoping Downton Abbey would get into World War 2 period and it could end after that. Nevertheless, the latest season hasn't got much in terms of storytelling, i.e. it still involved Mr. Green's death which could have just ended with previous season's Christmas episode but it still dragged on and on. Still, it's a great show with stunning cinematography and detailed set pieces.
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1:38AM on 03/21/2015
love Dan Stevens in this.wish he will be the next Bond
love Dan Stevens in this.wish he will be the next Bond
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11:18PM on 03/20/2015

My girlfriend makes me watch this show

and I admit, I never have any idea what's going on. I can't ever seem to understand it.

Having said that, I have to say that the cinematography is stunning, as is the set, prop, and costume design.
and I admit, I never have any idea what's going on. I can't ever seem to understand it.

Having said that, I have to say that the cinematography is stunning, as is the set, prop, and costume design.
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9:59PM on 03/20/2015
What a shame, such a great show.
What a shame, such a great show.
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10:06PM on 03/20/2015
I'll be sad to see it go as well, but I feel like it's time. Rather have it go out on top than whimper on after much of the cast has left.
I'll be sad to see it go as well, but I feel like it's time. Rather have it go out on top than whimper on after much of the cast has left.
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