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ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's fifth) on 11/11/13
DESCRIPTION: (from PBS's press release, November 2013) DOWNTON ABBEY, the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) award-winning drama hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as "an absolute pleasure to watch," will return to MASTERPIECE on PBS for a fifth season. Downton Abbey Season 4 recently completed its run in the UK, where it drew 11.8 million average viewers - making it Britain's highest-rated television drama in 2013. Earlier this year, more than 24 million viewers watched the third season of the series in the U.S., making it the most-watched drama in PBS history. Downton Abbey Season 4 will air on MASTERPIECE Sundays, January 5 through February 23 on PBS.