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Downton Abbey DVD and Blu-Ray -- Behind-the-scenes features

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Can’t wait to find out how the rest of season three plays out on Downton Abbey? You’re in luck. PBS has announced that the complete third season will be available on DVD and Blu-ray Jan. 29, which, yes, means the show will be available prior to when it finishes airing in the U.S. Even better: The Blu-ray and DVD will have over two hours of bonus features, and EW can exclusively give you a preview on some of the behind-the-scenes segments now.

Below, first check out a spot about Downton in the 1920s, and hear how the costumes and setting came together to create a time period that people already feel they are quite familiar with (Hello, jazz age).

Did you love seeing Shirley MacLaine as Lady Cora’s American mother stop by Downton for that incredible Mary/Matthew wedding? You have MacLaine’s friends to thank. “I have friends who are very smart with not much to do on Sunday nights, and they told me about it,” MacLaine explained about her familiarity with the series. Watch below and find out why MacLaine thinks the show is so successful:

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