New Downton Abbey Promos Tee Up Season 3′s Dowager Countess-Martha Rivalry: ‘Dreadful!’

If your day just isn’t complete without a classy dressing-down from Downton Abbey’s Dowager Countess, this should butter your crumpets.

Two recently released previews of the British series’ Season 3 are all about the much-heralded arrival of Shirley MacLaine as Lady Cora’s mother, Martha. Maggie Smith’s opinionated character has quite a bit to say about her new American sparring partner – and as you’ll see, MacLaine’s outrageous alter ego can give as good as she gets.

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Press PLAY on the videos below to get a sneak peek of the upcoming season, expected to return to PBS in early 2013. And then hit the comments with your take on what’s ahead!

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Comments (8)

  • Janurary can’t come soon enough!!!

    Comment by Anna – August 20, 2012 01:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t wait!!! :)

    Comment by Kim R – August 20, 2012 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maggie Smith is about 97 different kinds of magnificent.

    Comment by Amanda Millwood (@amandamillwood) – August 20, 2012 01:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • At least 97!!! That woman is truly remarkable!

      Comment by Mo – August 21, 2012 06:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dan Stevens looks so dashing!

    Comment by davey – August 20, 2012 03:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love for Maggie Smith. She is such amazing!

    Comment by Reward – August 20, 2012 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hope the nice uk people post the episodes on YouTube for us (hint hint ;) so we don’t have to wait

    Comment by Brenna – August 20, 2012 03:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • January can’t get here fast enough!

    Comment by Linda – August 30, 2012 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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