Downton Abbey’s Sixth Season Will Reportedly Be Its Last

Downton Abbey Season 5 on MASTERPIECE on PBSPart EightSunday, February 22, 2015 at 9pm ETSomeone tries to derail Rose and Atticus’s happiness. Mrs. Patmore gets a surprise. Anna isin trouble. Robert has a revelation.Shown from left to right: Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary and Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith(C) Nick Briggs/Carnival Films 2014 for MASTERPIECEThis image may be used only in the direct promotion of MASTERPIECE CLASSIC. No other rights are granted. All rights are reserved. Editorial use only. USE ON THIRD PARTY SITES SUCH AS FACEBOOK AND TWITTER IS NOT ALLOWED.
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Looks like Maggie Smith was right, Downton Abbey really can’t keep on going. TV Line is reporting that the show’s sixth season will be its last. And while some fans will understandably be gutted, they shouldn’t be too surprised. According to TV Line, most of the cast members’ contracts expire at the end of the upcoming season — currently filming — and, as one source notes, “You can keep the show going without Matthew and Sybill, but you can’t continue it without the entire Crawley family.” Long live Lady Grantham!

Downton Abbey Is Reportedly Ending After S6