Downton Abbey Season 4 Premiere Date Set

DowntonAbbey_S3finaleDownton Abbey fans only have to keep a stiff upper lip for a few months longer.

PBS announced on Tuesday that the period drama’s fourth season will debut on Sunday, January 5, 2014.

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The eight-week outing will conclude on February 23 and will feature cast additions Tom Cullen, Dame Harriet Walters, Gary Carr and Nigel Harman as new characters involved with the Crawley family and its servants.

Shirley MacClaine is also on tap to reprise her role as Cora’s mother in the annual Christmas episode.

Are you polishing the silver and clutching your pearls in anticipation? Sound off in the comments!

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