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Downton Abbey just finished out its run a short while ago. However, earlier in the show’s run, showrunner Julian Fellowes apparently had a lot of ideas that didn’t end up panning out the way he expected when he was first writing the series.
This renewal may not outwardly seem like a big deal, but with Downton Abbey ending, it certainly could help usher PBS into a new era. Here's what we know.
While more are certain to be announced as the months go by, here are 9 great shows that we already know are coming to an end in 2016, from comedies to dramas and everything in between. Join us in mourning their future departures.
The excitement surrounding the Season 6 premiere of Downton Abbey on PBS is tampered somewhat by the knowledge that the sixth is the final season. Although the show has finished its run across the pond in Britain, American viewers have yet to see how the series will be leaving off the characters that they’ve grown to know and love.
Ask any actress who’s appeared in a costume drama what the experience was like, and she’s likely to bemoan wearing that staple of yesteryear dressing, the corset. Well, Maggie Smith recently revealed that she came up with a pretty simple solution for the need to wear corsets under her Downton Abbey attire.
With the sixth and final season of British historical drama Downton Abbey set to air on PBS in 2016, fans are now faced with the need to say goodbye to the series. As it happens, however, fans are not the only ones emotional about the finale.
Famous faces poking fun at themselves is always fun, and key members of the cast of ITV’s Downton Abbey recently spoofed their own show for a charitable comedy sketch.
This has been a rough year for fans of period dramas, with Downton Abbey ending after six seasons. The show can be credited with bringing the genre into mainstream media, and it fortunately will not go unrepresented on ITV for very long.
After five jam-packed seasons Downton Abbey is finally coming to an end. And, now we know that a pretty important part of the series will indeed be back for the finale.
When a hit TV show comes to an end, the cast members are usually the saddest ones of all to see those chapters of their lives close. But when it comes to the British period drama Downton Abbey, Dame Maggie Smith is okay with saying goodbye.
It shouldn’t shock you that the final episode might be the same way, as well. Recently, in an interview Hugh Bonneville explained why the series finale is actually going to be the big tearjerker.
Apparently the Queen of England is quite fond of the ITV/PBS drama, so much so that she enjoys paying very close attention to the details of the storyline. There is a historical advisor on the show to try and prevent any inaccuracies, but the Queen found one.
The end is near for Downton Abbey fans, and nothing rubs salt in the wound like a bittersweet and super emotional trailer to remind us. The first preview into the final farewell season is a short one-minute affair without giving much away, but does the job in hooking us back into that Downton Abbey state-of-mind.
Fans of Downton Abbey have been preparing themselves for the series’ inevitable conclusion. With the knowledge that the currently filming Season 6 will be the show’s last, the only remaining question was, when will we get that final season? We now have the answer.
We’ve known for a few months now that Downton Abbey will officially be ending after Season 6. With that in mind, the slew of actors involved with the popular PBS period drama—not to mentioned the creative team—are already looking toward brand new projects.