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Topic: Downton Abbey

New Episodes of Sesame Street Will First Air on HBO, Not PBS

Here's how you can get to the iconic program: pay TV

Iconic children's television series Sesame Street is on the move, heading to subscription-TV network HBO, in a first-of-its-kind deal. Sesame Street and HBO have inked a five-year partnership, calling for all…

Thanks to Mad Men and Avengers, Actress Linda Cardellini Knows How to Keep a Secret

Bloodline star didn't even tell her publicist about one recent appearance

Specs Age 39 Claim to fame Stars in Netflix's Bloodline; appears in The Avengers and Welcome to Me (both in theaters now); plays Sylvia Rosen on AMC's Mad Men Base Los Angeles Twitter @LindaCardellini What's…

Downton Abbey's Carson Makes for One Intensely Unhinged Santa

North Pole suffers a dank doom in Greenpeace spot

Jim Carter, who plays Downton Abbey's reserved and dignified butler, Carson, brilliantly interprets Santa Claus as a disheveled, on-the-edge shadow of his jolly old self in this striking British Greenpeace…

Newt Gingrich Leads a Totally Digital Lifestyle

But his staff won’t let him play Grand Theft Auto

Specs Who Newt Gingrich Age 70 Accomplishments Co-host on CNN’s Crossfire (weeknights at 6:30); author; co-founder of Gingrich Productions; former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Base Arlington, Va. What’s the first information you…

Orange Is the New Black Star Taylor Schilling Talks About Her Favorite Scene

Loving the extremes

Specs Who Taylor Schilling Age 29 Accomplishments Stars as Piper Chapman in the Netflix prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black; star of drama Stay, which will premiere this fall at the Toronto…

Netflix Plays Spoiler in Emmys Rout

Streaming video service earns 14 nominations

Netflix on Thursday morning crashed the Primetime Emmys, becoming the first streaming service to earn a nomination for an award that honors the best television programming. David Fincher’s Beltway potboiler House…

Coming Soon: Downton Abbey Wine and Breaking Bad Beer

Shows that get you buzzed

Downton Abbey is hopping on the branded beverage bandwagon (alongside Breaking Bad, The Simpsons, Game of Thrones and some other shows), but in a unique way that's sure to make…

PBS Inks Pact for Future Seasons of Downton Abbey on Amazon

Digitally expanding public broadcaster also develops kids' app for Kindle

PBS and Amazon.com have signed a new multi-year deal for content including more NOVA, more Masterpiece and several Ken Burns documentaries (notably The Civil War). Kids shows like Arthur, Wild…

16-Year-Old Media Mogul Tavi Gevinson Is Expanding Her Empire

Including online mag Rookie

Tavi Gevinson has been called everything from the future of fashion to the future of journalism (by Lady Gaga, no less). Pretty heady titles for anybody, especially a blogger who…

Carrie Brownstein Wants to Be Funny on Twitter

It’s a crapshoot

Who Carrie Brownstein Age 38 Accomplishments Co-creator and star of IFC’s Portlandia; guitarist and singer in Wild Flag (and formerly Sleater-Kinney); onetime employee of Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, Ore. Base Portland, Ore. What’s the…

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