Joining the "Downton Abbey" cast for Season 3 is Shirley MacLaine, who will play Martha Levinson, the American mother of Cora, Countess of Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern). The returning cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith, Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Penelope Wilton, Joanne Froggatt and Brendan Coyle.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia Public Broadcasting will host a free preview event for the third season of "Downton Abbey" from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Culture Center Theater. It includes a showing of the first hour of the first episode of the new season, which returns to PBS on Jan. 6. The event is sponsored by WVPB, the Friends of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Generation Charleston and the Charleston Light Opera Guild. Call 304-556-4908 for more information.