‘Downton Abbey’ season 4 to premiere on PBS in January 2014

05.14.13 4 years ago

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Americans will once again have to wait for their “Downton Abbey,” as PBS has announced that the fourth season of the English costume drama will premiere here on Sunday, January 5 of 2014.

In the U.K., ITV hasn’t announced a premiere date for the new season, but the show’s official website says it’ll return in 2013, and the show’s previous seasons all aired in the fall, followed by a Christmas special.

Though many American “Downton” viewers have complained about the delays – particularly when they result in being spoiled on major events (like last season’s two big character deaths) months ahead of time – ratings for the show remain strong for PBS, so their decision to stick to this air pattern is not a surprise.

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