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  1. The Years of Magical Thinking: Ricky Jay’s Remarkable Caree...

    Tom Carson

    Harry Dean Stanton doesn't get out much anymore. Stan Lee works too hard at enhancing the brand. Worst of all, Tommy Ramone is as dead as laser discs. Unless your lonesome cult worship of Bob Dole verges on psychotic, that leaves 67-year-ol...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. Fight the Future: On the Fifth-Season Return of ‘Downton Ab...

    Ben Lindbergh

    The opening shot of Downton Abbey's fifth season, which premiered on PBS last night, shows the blonde-haired redheaded stepchild of the Crawley clan, Lady Edith, pedaling toward the camera as her ancestral home and its manicured gr...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  3. Adult Contemporary Spies: PBS’s Worricker Trilogy Comes to ...

    Chris Ryan

    Spies like shadows. Or at least they're supposed to. They lurk in the dark, have clandestine meetings, leave chalk marks on park benches, service dead drops to pick up coded messages, run networks of assets, and fight mult...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  4. Comedy Preview: Adult Swim’s Surgically Targeted ‘Mik...

    Andy Greenwald

    Adult Swim has it easy. While networks ranging from staid PBS to insane TLC struggle to reach the same, hotly desired demographic of 18-to-49-year-olds, all Adult Swim has to do to attract them is uncover the pool. In its 13th year of existe...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  5. Best of Grantland Sports Podcast: League of Denial, Detroit Tiger...

    Grantland Network

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays give their take on PBS's League of Denial, Jonah Keri talks Tigers with Baseball Prospectus' Paul Sporer, and Men in Blazers discuss Manchester United's win. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here,...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  6. Grantland NFL Podcast: Julio Jones, League of Denial, and Looking...

    Grantland Network

    Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell talk about the Frontline special League of Denial and NFL news before recapping last week's action. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, or subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iT...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  7. Seth MacFarlane's Cosmos: When Good Intentions and Huge Egos Coll...

    Emily Yoshida

    Last month at Comic-Con, Fox premiered the trailer for Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, a "sequel" to Cosmos: A Personal Journey, the 1980 PBS documentary series created by husband-and-wife team Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan. The reboot had been announced l...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  8. Downton Diddy: It's Just a Funny or Die Video, Not the Greatest C...

    Mark Lisanti

    Yesterday afternoon, Sean "Diddy" Combs took to Twitter to make a big announcement. It is reprinted here in full: "MY BIG NEWS: So happy to announce that Im a series regular on DOWNTON ABBEY-my favorite show+i'll be debuting a sneak peek tonight 12am...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  9. Celebrity Instagram Photo Hunt: How Many Emmys Are Next to Jeremy...

    Mark Lisanti

    On Sunday night, former Entourage super-agent Jeremy Piven took to Twitter to thank his fans for checking out the American premiere of Mr. Selfridge on PBS, his new show about the adventures of a fast-talking Yankee department-store magnate set loose...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  10. Men in Blazers: The FA Cup, Liverpool, and Luis Suarez's Handball...

    Men in Blazers

    Apparently, England's antiquated past is the new present here in the U.S. The weekend offered a welcome return of everyone's favorite aristocratic family, the Crawleys, of PBS's Downton Abbey. We laughed, we cried, we gasped at the audacity of Sir An...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  11. Downton Abbey Season 3 Preview: Your Favorite Aristocrats Return,...

    Andy Greenwald

    After all the fearsome talk of tumbling over the fiscal cliff, isn't it nice to be safely back among the upper crust? Downton Abbey returns to PBS's Masterpiece Classic for its third season on Sunday without so much as a snifter out of place. (The se...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  12. Downton AbbeytoEnglish Premier League Converter

    Roger Bennett

    The majority of media critics scurrying to decode the forces behind Downton Abbey's surging popularity in America woefully misunderstand it. The PBS juggernaut is a multi-layered portrayal of First World War Britain in the same way Animal Farm is a s...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  13. Egads! Maggie Smith to Decamp From Downton Abbey?

    Andy Greenwald

    Stiffen your lip and refill your brandy snifter: News broke over the weekend that Dame Maggie Smith, the only person involved with Downton Abbey who actually has a royal title, is planning on leaving the estate after filming the in-production third s...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  14. Grantland Network Podcast: Men in Blazers

    The Men in Blazers

    England remains engulfed in drama, and not the good kind on PBS. Everyone's favorite illiterate, 'Arry Redknapp, appears poised to take over from the recently resigned Fabio Capello as England manager, Wayne Rooney and Manchester United recovered fro...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  15. The British 1 Percent: Downton Abbey Episode Two

    Andy Greenwald

    Downton Abbey has been lavishly praised for many things since its debut — the period-perfect detail, the generous gown budget, the ability to suggest that it never rains in England — but a large percentage of the raves stem from the serie...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  16. The British 1 Percent: On the (Very Soapy) Return of Downton Abbe...

    Andy Greenwald

    Polish the biscuit jars and iron the broadsheets! Downton Abbey's back for a second season of irresistible nonsense (pronounced, of course, with the emphasis on the first syllable). The classist — if not quite yet classic — British drama ...

    Blog | January 09, 2012