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Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey: Season Two

Airs Sundays, October 3 - November 24, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Shown from L-R: Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley and Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham.

KPBS will rebroadcast Season Two leading up to the premiere of Season Four of "Downton Abbey" which premieres January 5, 2014 on MASTERPIECE. The series originally aired in 2011.

The Crawleys meet the war head on. Shown from L-R: Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley, Julian Wadham as General Sir Herbert Strutt, Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley, David Robb as Dr. Clarkson, Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Cora, Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham
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Above: The Crawleys meet the war head on. Shown from L-R: Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley, Julian Wadham as General Sir Herbert Strutt, Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley, David Robb as Dr. Clarkson, Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Cora, Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham

Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Cora.
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Above: Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Cora.

Siobhan Finneran as O'Brien and Rob James-Collier as Thomas plotting away in "Downton Abbey."
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Above: Siobhan Finneran as O'Brien and Rob James-Collier as Thomas plotting away in "Downton Abbey."

Brendan Coyle as John Bates and Joanne Froggatt as Anna Smith.
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Above: Brendan Coyle as John Bates and Joanne Froggatt as Anna Smith.

Multiple Emmy winner (including Outstanding Miniseries!) "Downton Abbey" resumes the story of aristocrats and servants of Downton Abbey during the tumultuous World War I era.

The international hit, written by Julian Fellowes, stars Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville, as well as a drawing room full of new actors, portraying the loves, feuds and sacrifices of a glittering culture thrown into crisis. Laura Linney hosts.

Episode one airs Sunday, October 13 at 10 p.m. - Two years into World War I, Downton Abbey is in turmoil, as Matthew and other young men go to war — or avoid it. The women also pitch in, and many couples see their romantic dreams dashed.

Episode two airs Sunday, October 20 at 10 p.m. - Downton is turned into a convalescent home with Thomas in charge. Meanwhile, Lavinia and Sir Richard’s secret comes out, Anna tracks down Bates and Branson seizes his chance to strike a blow for Ireland.

Episode three airs Sunday, October 27 at 10 p.m. - Isobel and Cora lock horns over control of Downton’s medical role. Mrs. Bird starts a soup kitchen. And Matthew and William embark on a perilous patrol behind German lines.

Episode four airs Sunday, November 3 at 10 p.m. - In the climactic battle of the war, Matthew and William go over the top to an uncertain fate. Vera plays a cruel endgame with Bates and Anna. And Daisy faces the severest test of her life.

Episode five airs Sunday, November 10 at 10 p.m. - Lord Grantham receives some terrible news from the front line which will impact on everyone at Downton. It looks as though the future of the entire family could be under threat as the greedy Vera Bates threatens to expose all the secrets that she knows about the Crawley family.

Episode six airs Sunday, November 17 at 10 p.m. - The Spanish flu strikes Downton, disrupting one match, hastening another and transforming the fortunes of all. Mary, Sybil and Robert each confront a moment of truth. Anna and Bates know a moment of happiness.

Episode seven air Sunday, November 24 at 10 p.m. - In the finale, the family gathers at Downton Abbey for Christmas.

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Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey: Official Seasons 1 & 2 Recap

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Downton Abbey: Season Three Preview

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Downton Abbey: The Best Is Yet to Come

Above: Look back and celebrate the success of "Downton Abbey" Season Two and prepare for Season Three, premiering January 6, 2013 on PBS's MASTERPIECE.

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Downton Abbey: The Best Maggie Moments

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Preview: Downton Abbey, Season Two

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Downton Abbey: I Wonder Preview

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Downton Abbey: O'Brien and Thomas

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Downton Abbey Cast Interview

Above: In this exclusive video, cast and producers from Masterpiece's "Downton Abbey" talk about the success of its first season, and look ahead to "Downton Abbey" Season Two.

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LIVE Downton Abbey Cast Panel and Discussion: Dec. 12, 2012 at 5 p.m.

Above: PBS and MASTERPIECE bring you a "Downton Abbey" Cast Panel & Discussion at 5 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.

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