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Sunday
Jan052014

New Season of "Downton Abbey" Makes Its US Debut This Weekend

Stuart Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After airing in the United Kingdom in the fall, the fourth season of Downton Abbey begins its run in America this weekend. The two-hour season premiere of the hit period drama airs on PBS Sunday night at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

In the episode, the family and servants try to help Lady Mary Crawley with being a new mother and her depression following her husband Matthew's shocking death at the end of season three. The family also tries to help Matthew's mother, Isobel Crawley, cope with the loss.

It's a big month for Downton Abbey -- the show will contend for the best TV drama prize at the Golden Globes on January 12.

The network that airs Downton Abbey in the U.K., ITV, has already announced it has renewed the show for a fifth season.

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