It’s hard to pinpoint when exactly Downton Abbey transitioned from water-cooler drama to gilded afterthought, but we didn’t have to wait long to revisit the Crawley family. NBCUniversal bosses claim Downton Abbey is gearing up for a movie, which might shoot as early as 2018.
We’re no where near the middle of outrage from proposed congressional budget cuts, the most visible of which would eliminate funding for staples like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Sesame Street in particular made headlines switching from PBS funding to HBO, though both it, and Jimmy Kimmel have now placed Big Bird in the spotlight to address the historic cut.
The longevity of Sesame Street has seen some inevitable turnover through the years, some less controversial than others, but the latest loss will have most everyone in a nostalgic fit. Sonia Manzano, best known as the iconic Maria, will say goodbye to Sesame Street after a whopping 44 years on the air.