ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's sixth) on 11/6/14; confirmed as final season on 3/26/15
DESCRIPTION: (from PBS's press release, November 2014) DOWNTON ABBEY, the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) award-winning drama that has become an international hit, will return to MASTERPIECE on PBS for a sixth season. A Carnival Films/MASTERPIECE co-production, Downton Abbey, Season 5 completes its run in the UK on Sunday, November 9th. Season 5 will premiere on MASTERPIECE on PBS on Sunday, January 4, 2015. MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton says, "Good news! Just as our audience settles in for the beloved Crawley family drama, we can announce that Season 6 will arrive a year later. How lucky can you get?" The sixth season will go into production in 2015 and will be written by Julian Fellowes.