"Downton" does downtown New York

The cast of the hit show is out and about in Manhattan this week

Published December 10, 2012 5:11PM (EST)

    (Masterpiece PBS)
(Masterpiece PBS)

The cast of Julian Fellowes' Emmy Award-winning "Downton Abbey" has arrived in New York in anticipation of the U.S. premiere of Season 3. The stars attended last night's New York Knicks game, which the Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) described as "basketamazeballs :-)"

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And this morning, they checked off another tourist to-do item when they rode the subway:

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New Yorkers should stay on the lookout for more sightings as the cast continues its NYC tour (try Rockefeller Center -- Bonneville, for one, loves Christmas in the city).

PBS will stream a live Q&A from New York with the cast at 8 p.m. on Dec. 12.

Season 3 of "Downton Abbey" premieres Jan. 6 on PBS.



By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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