“Downton Abbey’s” Sixth Season Will Reportedly Be Its Last

Downton Abbey

Good news, Downton Abbey fans: You will not be subjected to Lady Mary’s nursing-home years. And the reason brings us to some bad news: The PBS phenom is going the way of Isis the dog.

Multiple sources confirm to TVLine that Downton‘s upcoming sixth season will indeed be its last.

The decision to end Downton was mostly a practical one — the cast’s contracts expire at the end of Season 6 and, with one or two possible exceptions, the actors are ready to move on.

“You can keep the show going without Matthew and Sybill, but you can’t continue it without the entire Crawley family,” an insider notes.

A spokesperson for NBC Universal (the parent of Downton producer Carnival) declined to comment for this story.

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Michael Ausiello

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