"The upstairs/downstairs shenanigans of Downton Abbey are poised to continue for at least another year. Hot off its highest U.K. ratings to-date for the show’s third season, THR reports that the British drama Downton Abbey has been renewed for a fourth season by ITV. Series creator/showrunner Julian Fellowes recently opined that it would be strange to see ITV not order another season of the addictive soap, and it appears that his intuition was spot-on. Season three averaged 9.7 million viewers on ITV when factoring in same-day DVR viewing, which is a rise over season two’s 9.5 million average. We’ll finally get to see the continued adventures of Lord and Lady Grantham over here in the states on PBS on January 6th, when season three has its U.S. premiere. A two-hour Christmas special will air on ITV on Christmas Day, which finds The Granthams taking a summer break in Scotland. Season four will be set in the early 1920s and is expected to air on ITV in Fall 2013. Production begins in February."
jj abrams' fringe is wrapping up it run on fox with a 13 episode season but if you missed it the first time it is being rebroadcast from the beginning on the science channel. first episode airs tonight .
Aretha Franklin rehearses steps with the legendary dancer and choreographer Charles “Cholly” Atkins at a dance studio in 1961. Mr. Atkins (1913-2003) created the iconic dance moves of The Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips and The Supremes’s famous “Stop! In the Name of Love” hand movement. The Alabama-born Mr. Atkins began his career as a vaudeville performer and was one half of the legendary dance duo Coles and Atkins with Honi Coles. In 1988, he shared a Tony Awards for choreographing the Broadway show, “Black and Blue.” Photo: Frank Driggs Collection/Getty Images.
my toilet has been broken for about a month and ive been manually flushing it with water from the tub. it took the 80 year old plumber about 8 hours of toil before he realized the tank had a crack in it and another three weeks for him or the landlord to do anything about it. so he came by today to take the tank to a store about half a mile away to get a replacement. the tank is not exactly light and considering he asked me to help him move the top of the tank a few weeks ago i assumed he would need help with the much heavier tank. so i offered but he repeatedly refused to accept my help although i did persuade him to let me carry it downstairs. god help him if he doesnt get a cab. meanwhile jewy mclandlord ask in all seriousness if instead of replacing the tank i could only fill it half way which wouldnt even solve the problem as the crack goes all the way to the bottom. this is maybe a hundred dollar part and the work is free as the plumber lives in the building at well below market value. im really starting to think hitler was on to something.