VisionTV brings Downton Abbey to Canada

The show The Guinness Book calls “the most critically well-received show in the world” returns to VisionTV on February 22nd, airing all of Season 1 and Season 2.

Season 2 will be a Canadian broadcast premiere for the network, while the repeat broadcast of Season 1 will give new fans a chance to view the show for the first time from the very beginning.

Having already won Best Miniseries at the 2012 Golden Globes, and six Emmys for Outstanding Miniseries, Supporting Actress (Dame Maggie Smith), Directing, Writing, Cinematography and Costumes, the buzz surrounding the series is strong. Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine has signed on for Season 3 and there are already rumors of a film in the works.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the 90 minute premiere episode which sets up the whole series. Set in an Edwardian Country House in 1912, it follows the lives of the Crawley family and their servants. The sinking of the Titanic leaves Downton Abbey’s future in jeopardy. However, the eldest daughter, Mary is quick to put her intended marriage behind her and move on. The arrival of the new valet, John Bates, shocks the servants and O’Brien and Thomas scheme to make his stay at Downton as short lived as possible.

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Watch a preview for Episode 1 below:


Rogers 60 (GTA) & 237 (Digital); Bell TV 261; Shaw Direct 394/72; or check your local listings


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