Multiple Emmy winner (including Outstanding Miniseries!) “Downton Abbey” resumes the story of aristocrats and servants of Downton Abbey during the tumultuous World War I era. The international hit, written by Julian Fellowes, stars Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville, as well as a drawing room full of new actors, portraying the loves, feuds and sacrifices of a glittering culture thrown into crisis. Laura Linney hosts.
In episode one: Two years into World War I, Downton Abbey is in turmoil, as Matthew and other young men go to war — or avoid it. The women also pitch in, and many couples see their romantic dreams dashed.
Watch Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 8pm.