Final Season Of Downton Abbey – It’s The US’ Turn To Wave Goodbye

Final Season Of Downton Abbey – It’s The US’ Turn To Wave Goodbye

This week marks the beginning of the end for Downton Abbey here in the USA. The sixth and final season of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning British drama, takes to television screens via Masterpiece on PBS Sunday, January 3rd. Although UK fans have already found out what becomes of the Crawley family and all those interesting characters downstairs, it’s our turn to wave goodbye.

The much anticipated final season, will begin January 3rd on PBS, with the finale airing March 6th.

There have been few television series that have been so captivating, as the Julian Fellowes created drama has over the past several years. One that has garnered excitement and a huge fan base on both sides of the pond, as well as around the world.

The fact that here in the states, a show on PBS has been the talk of television viewers over a span of five years, is quite an achievement. No doubt it’s helped the Public Broadcasting Service (Downton Abbey is their highest rated drama of all time), with the added benefit of creating interest in their other offerings as well.

As many Americans prepare their tea pots and cookies for one final journey with Lady Mary and the others, we can’t help but hope our friends in the UK have something else (just as good), waiting in the wings.

Maggie Smith

MAGGIE SMITH as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham.Courtesy of Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2015 for MASTERPIECE



Downton Abbey has had its critics for sure, but no one can deny its attraction. The age range of viewers varied enough that a couple with young teens could sit down together on a Sunday evening and watch together. Its been a welcomed escape from 21st Century life for an hour a week and no one does period television like the talented folks in the United Kingdom.

The sound of those piano keys lightly playing out the series theme song, could elicit a shout from distant rooms in the house, “is Downton on!”, and a smile as fans dug in for the weekly episode. No doubt it is one of the most recognized theme songs on TV. What has made Downton Abbey so successful is that beyond that opening has been a story-line good enough to bring fans back season after season; usually picking up some new ones along the way.

Although die hard fans would love to see the series go on for a few more seasons, the time is right to bring it to an end. The curtain will close, while fans are still eager enough to return to their televisions after a long break. All good things must come to an end its true and it’s always best to leave on a high note.

There have been rumors of a movie and hopefully that’s all it is; rumors. Leaving it now, will make a return throughout the years via streaming and DVD, enjoyable. What fun it will be introducing our friends and family to the series we’ve grown to love, in the years ahead.

Dowton Abbey Season 6 Photo

Courtesy of Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2015 for MASTERPIECE

I’d love to tell you there’s time to catch up with Downton Abbey before it’s final season, but there’s not. It’s here. The beginning of the end.

Time for fans to take a deep breath and enjoy one last journey with our favorite aristocratic family.

Downton Abbey Season 6 Official Trailer

The sixth and final season of Downton Abbey premieres Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS.

Photo: Top – Courtesy of Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2015 for MASTERPIECE


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