Updated: April 14, 2014 4:48PM
The Crawleys are coming back: Britain’s ITV and PBS said hit family saga “Downton Abbey,” about an aristocratic family and their servants in the early 20th century, will return for a fifth season. The renewal is hardly a surprise. The fourth season, which recently ended in the U.K., averaged 11.8 million viewers, ranking as the top-rated drama there. The series is also the most-watched drama in PBS history. Season four will air on PBS Jan. 5-Feb. 23, following a preview special, “Return to Downton Abbey,” Dec. 1.
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