Feature

Show of the week: Masterpiece: Downton Abbey

The second season of this drama begins in January.

World War I is raging as this acclaimed drama begins it second season, the conflict roiling the lives of both the servants and the aristocrats residing at the series’s titular English estate. Thankfully, the cast is unchanged: Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, and the peerless Maggie Smith (all of whom recently received Golden Globe nominations) expertly play out the series’s rich narrative of romance and intrigue against an eye-filling backdrop of colorful costumes and period detail. Sundays, Jan. 8–Feb. 19, at 9 p.m., PBS; check local listings

Recommended

Report: Arctic heating nearly 4 times faster than rest of Earth
A bear stands on melting sea ice
more bad news

Report: Arctic heating nearly 4 times faster than rest of Earth

10 things you need to know today: August 13, 2022
Nancy Pelosi and other House Democrats
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: August 13, 2022

Prominent cleric who supported female education killed in Afghanistan bombing
Kabul
eyes on Afghanistan

Prominent cleric who supported female education killed in Afghanistan bombing

U.S. backs call for demilitarized zone around Ukraine nuclear plant
Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant
too close for comfort

U.S. backs call for demilitarized zone around Ukraine nuclear plant

Most Popular

The car crash crisis
A car accident.
Briefing

The car crash crisis

Trump increased his legal jeopardy with law he signed in 2018
Trump signs legsilation
Petard-hosting

Trump increased his legal jeopardy with law he signed in 2018

Armed man tried to breach FBI's Cincinnati office
Police line illustration.
breaking news

Armed man tried to breach FBI's Cincinnati office