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VIDEO: DOWNTON ABBEY Cast Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at Season 4

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Last night, PBS aired a special titled "Return to Downton Abbey", hosted by actress Susan Sarandon. The show revisited the entire series through Season 3 and also gave viewers a sneak peek at what's ahead for the upcoming Season 4.

Below, check out clips from PBS in which the cast and creators talk about the new season which Season premieres Sunday, Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on PBS.

About the Special:

"Downton Abbey" has captivated viewers worldwide, each season building on the love affair with the series that began three years ago. Over the years audiences have witnessed the Crawley family gripped by wrenching social change, romantic intrigues and personal crises. Last season saw the family experience great joy and profound sadness, leaving viewers to ponder these and other questions:

How will Lady Mary cope now that Matthew is gone? Will she find love again?
How will cousin Rose affect the social order at the majestic English country estate?
What's in store for Anna and Bates?
How does Branson adjust to his new role as agent of the estate?
Structured around three themes, RETURN TO Downton Abbey explores "The Changing World of Downton Abbey," "The Women of Downton Abbey," and "Love and Other Relationships at Downton Abbey." Cast members interviewed include Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Joanne Froggatt, Elizabeth McGovern, Jim Carter, Shirley MacLaine, Sophie McShera and Laura Carmichael.

Interviews with creator and writer Julian Fellowes and executive producer Gareth Neame provide an overview and context for the series and the upcoming season, which is sure to include more drama, rivalry, intrigue, jealousy, ambition and romance. Also interviewed is Rebecca Eaton, MASTERPIECE executive producer, who comments on the phenomenal success of "Downton Abbey" in America.

PBS special programming invites viewers to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; hear diverse viewpoints; and take front-row seats to world-class drama and performances. Viewer contributions are an important source of funding, making PBS programs possible. PBS and public television stations offer all Americans from every walk of life the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content.

VIDEO: DOWNTON ABBEY Cast Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at Season 4

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