Downton Abbey: Renewed for Season 5!

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Break out the tea and crumpets, TV Fanatics. ITV delivered exciting, albeit unsurprising, news this afternoon:

Downton Abbey has been renewed for a fifth season.

Lord and Lady Grantham

The British sensation will air new episodes on that network in the fall of 2014 and in early 2015 on PBS in the United States.

"Like millions of other Downton fans, I can’t wait to see what’s next for the Crawley family,"” said Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS. “"PBS is proud to be the home of this extraordinarily entertaining series, and, along with our stations, we look forward to sharing Season 5 with U.S. audiences."

Downton Abbey Season 4, meanwhile, kicks off on American airwaves on January 5 at 9/8c.

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Downton Abbey Quotes

Robert: You'll be in a very junior seat.
Violet: Il faut reculer pour mieux sauter. (You have to step back to jump further.)

Edith: Now you're happy again, you'll be nicer... for a while.
Mary: If that's what you feel, then why are you here?
Edith: Because, in the end, you're my sister and one day, only we will remember Sybil... or Mama or Papa or Matthew or Michael or Granny or Carson or any of the others who have peopled our youth... until, at last, our shared memories will mean more than our mutual dislike.