"Downton Abbey" (PBS, Jan. 5)
If you've been able to avoid all the plot spoilers spilling out of the U.K., you're still braced for a rough journey for the prickly (and newly-widowed) Mary, a scandalous path as the other-woman for Edith, and hopefully some lovey-dovey harmony for Bates and Anna. That's to say nothing of what's brewing downstairs. With the times a'changing as we get deeper into the Jazz Age, we can expect more shake-ups at Downton. Let's just hope the fatalities are getting backburnered for a while.
- Liane Bonin Starr