Downton Abbey Demonstrated Popular, Clean TV Still Possible

Written by PTC | Published December 31, 1969

The real architect of the “New Golden Age” of TV. Many critics claim that television is currently in the midst of a new “Golden Age.” Those who are not enthralled with ultra-violent programming like The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, or American Horror Story, may argue the point. But Los Angeles Times TV critic Mary McNamara makes a compelling case that one recent TV series actually did push TV toward a “new Golden Age” – Downton Abbey, aired on PBS, which proved “a broad demographic crossover was still possible for a scripted drama with a PG rating.” To read more, go to

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