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AETN Is Thankful For … “Downton Abbey”!

Posted on 20 Nov 2012

"Downton Abbey: Season 1"

Are you missing your favorite Sunday night British drama? Or maybe you’d like to get caught up on what you’ve missed? The Thanksgiving, we’ve got you covered! Meet the kissing cousins, get insider knowledge about the “Turkish Incident,” and practice saying “weekend” with your most imperious Maggie face – the “Downton Abbey: Season 1” marathon airs Thanksgiving night!

Experience (or relive) the glory that is “Downton Abbey” Thursday, Nov. 22, starting at 6:30 p.m. We’ll be airing episode 1-4 all through Thanksgiving night. And that’s not all we have to offer!  We’ll be airing a new special, “Downton Abbey Revisited,” this Sunday at 9 p.m.  Be sure to check back with us for news about the program and an exciting, exclusive Season 3 member gift surrounding the broadcast later this week!

Of course, for those new to the world of Downton drama (as well as those of us who can never get enough), you can continue the saga with AETN throughout December. We’ll be airing the entire “Downton Abbey: Season 2” in the “Masterpiece Theater” timeslot right through the year’s end!

Even better, do you want to feel like you’re a part of the action? Then join the AETN Foundation Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Argenta Theater for a special preview screening of “Downton Abbey: Season 3.” We’ll be looking for you, dressed in your best Edwardian or Jazz Age finery! Is your curiosity piqued? Stay tuned to our upcoming blog and social media posts for more details … we’re practically bursting try to keep the secret.

Luckily for you, there’s one secret we won’t have to keep much longer! In addition to airing a new special, “Downton Abbey Revisited” this Sunday, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m., we’ll have a very special member gift to share! Be sure to check the blog – starting tomorrow – for more details!!


Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012

“Masterpiece Classic – Downton Abbey: Season 1, Part 1,” 6:30 p.m.
“Masterpiece Classic – Downton Abbey: Season 1, Part 2,” 8 p.m.
“Masterpiece Classic – Downton Abbey: Season 1, Part 3,” 9:30 p.m.
“Masterpiece Classic – Downton Abbey: Season 1, Part 4,” 11 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012

“Downton Abbey Revisited,” 8 p.m.


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