How Long Has "Downton Abbey" Been on Television?


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The British drama television series "Downton Abbey" began airing in the United Kingdom on Sept. 26, 2010, and in the United States on Jan. 9, 2011. The sixth season premiered on Sept. 20, 2015, and is expected to be the final season.

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The period drama "Downton Abbey" airs on ITV in the United Kingdom and on PBS in the United States. Julian Fellowes created the award-winning series, and also writes and produces the show, which earns a rating of 8.7 out of 10 stars on IMDb. Maggie Smith has won two Primetime Emmy awards for her performance as Violet Crawley, and the show won a Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie for its first season.

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