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Downton Abbey Season 4 Episode 8 marked the end of what many believe was a disappointing season overall for this British sensation.

It took the Crawleys to London, where we met Cora's mother and brother (Paul Giamatti!) for Rose's presentation to society.

An Ocean's Eleven-type heist then breaks out after Freda's love letter from the prince is stolen, with Bates (of course) emerging as the hero when he swipes it from Sampson's overcoat, ensuring all remains safe with the British monarchy for the time being.

We then turn our attention to Lady Mary's many suitors, all of whom are doing their best to win her over.

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Think the action on Downton Abbey is hot and heavy?

Just wait until you check out Down on Abby!

Oh yes, the folks at Harmony Films in Great Britain are coming out with a parody of this British hit, preparing the world on April 1 to be introduced to such characters as the Grabhems, the Stiffies and, of course, Master Bates.

They will all hang out at Bottomley Manor.

Downton Abbey Porn Parody

Watch Downton Abbey online now to see what all the fuss is about and then vote below: What is the next porn parody of a major television show you hope to see?

 

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American viewers returned to Downton Abbey last night.

But even though six months had passed since Matthew's tragic death, the mood around the estate was more dour than ever. Especially for poor Mary.

She finally lost it in the arms of Mr. Carson, having herself a "good cry" about life as a single mother.

Will she be able to move forward on Downton Abbey Season 4? It's hard to say, but Mary will have something to distract her: Matthew did not leave a will, meaning the residence is open to new ownership.

Will Robert make his move to take over again? Where did Miss O'Brien go? And who returned as a maid to take her place?

Watch Downton Abbey online for the answers to these questions and many more:

Sad Lady Mary

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Downton Abbey finally returned to U.S. living rooms last night, causing glee from coast to coast.

But the mood on the Season 4 premiere itself was far more dour, as Mary and company continued to react to the death of Matthew from six months earlier.

The installment kicked off with a painful sequence that featured a crying baby, a mourning Mary and a photo of her ex-husband by her bed.

From there… things didn't exactly pick up in the happiness department.

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Downton Abbey will premiere Season 4 on January 3rd. It has already been picked up for Season 5.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves, folks.

Many folks in the United States are still catching up on this British sensation, as word of mouth continues to spread and as various actors and actresses pick up major award nominations.

Downton Abbey Cast Picture

Wondering what all the fuss is about? If the hype is worthy? If you should hop on the bandwagon.

You can go back and view Season 2 right now. Just follow this link to watch Downton Abbey online at TV Fanatic and decide if it's, well, your cup of tea or not.

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In television news nearly as shocking as The Walking Dead receiving a fifth season pick-up, ITV has announced Season 5 is a go for Downton Abbey.

Downton Abbey Season 4 Promo Pic

The British sensation is currently airing Season 4 in The UK and will premiere those new episodes on PBS on January 5 at 9/8c.

Season 5, meanwhile, will air overseas in the fall of 2014 and not until early 2015 on American airwaves.

Still... tea and crumpets for all! This is exciting news.

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Tears. Fights. Romance. And corsets.

Lots and lots of corsets.

ITV has released the first promo for Downton Abbey Season 4, which mostly focuses on Mary's attempt to get over the tragic passing of Matthew on last year's shocking Christmas special.

Click Play now to get a look at new characters (such as Gary Carr as a jazz singer and the drama's first African-American character), along with a few sweet moments between Anna and Bates. Downton Abbey premieres in American on January 5.

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Break out the tea and crumpets, Downton Abbey fans: ITV has released two new photos from the season ahead!

With the wildly popular series premiering this September in Great Britain and on January 5 in the United States, viewers can whet their appetites for his British drama via the following teaser pics:

The first features Branson and baby Sybil, the second Lily James as Lady Rose. Click on each for a larger view now:

  • Branson and Daughter
  • Lady Rose Pic

What else do we know about Downton Abbey Season 4?

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Another American is set to invade Downton Abbey.

In a surprising/exciting bit of casting news, TV Line confirms that Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti has been cast on the British sensation as Harold Levinson, the maverick, brother of Elizabeth McGovern's Cora.

Paul Giamatti Pic

Look for the actor - currently filming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - to appear on the Downton Abbey Season 4 finale.

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It's beloved by women around the world, making this a natural step for Downton Abbey:

Carnival Films, the production company behind the British drama, will soon be launching a fashion line inspired by Lady Mary and company.

Downton Abbey Cast Picture

Retailers in England have reported a boom in sales of capes, cravats and arm-length gloves ever since the ITV hit premiered in 2010, CNBC reports, with Carnival Films' managing director Gareth Neame saying the show's brand will launch some time this year.

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