Next year, season 6 of Downton Abbey, premiering in January 2016, will be its last. All of us at THIRTEEN share your appreciation for one of the most popular shows on American television and we can all be proud of its success. While this is sad news, we can look forward to season 6 next year, as well as many new programs coming to MASTERPIECE. Together, let’s plan to make the coming year a celebration of Downton Abbey, and enjoy these new opportunities to experience some of the best drama on TV.
Downton Abbey Executive Producer Gareth Neame said:
Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and ‘Downton’ is no exception. We wanted to close the doors of ‘Downton Abbey’ when it felt right and natural for the storylines to come together and when the show was still being enjoyed so much by its fans. We can promise a final season full of all the usual drama and intrigue, but with the added excitement of discovering how and where they all end up…
With 51 Emmy® nominations, more than any other British show in Emmy® history, Downton Abbey is one of the most honored series on television. It has won 11 Emmys®, three Golden Globes®, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Producers Guild Award, and three BAFTAs.