From a t-shirt that features a stylized image of lovebirds Matthew and Mary above the tagline “Kissing Cousins” to another featuring “Downton Abbey” villains Thomas and O’Brien along with the phrase “Haters Gonna Hate,” PBS Distribution announced today the availability of an exclusive collection of “Downton Abbey” shirts. These cheeky t-shirts, which range from classic to irreverent, are sure to be a hit with “Downton Abbey” fans this holiday season and are available for purchase only at shopPBS.org (www.shopPBS.org/weardownton).
With the second season of “Downton Abbey” slated to repeat on PBS’s MASTERPIECE throughout December and the highly anticipated debut of Season 3 on January 6, 2013, this is the perfect time for fans to show their love for “Downton Abbey.”
Because some devotees may want to display their enthusiasm for “Downton Abbey” in a less saucy manner, there are designs featuring logos for clubs and teams that every fan will want to join, including the Downton Abbey Equestrian Team and the Downton Abbey Hunting Club.
T-shirts are $20.99 each and available now from shopPBS.org.
Kissing Cousins (featuring Matthew and Mary)
Haters Gonna Hate (featuring Thomas and O’Brien)
Receding Heir Line (featuring Lord Crawley, the Earl of Grantham)
My Other House Is an Abbey
Downton Abbey Village Flower Show
Downton Abbey Hunting Club
Downton Abbey Equestrian Team
Along with the t-shirts, the “Downton Abbey Seasons One & Two” limited edition set can be purchased on Blu-ray at shopPBS.org. For fans who already own both seasons, “Downton Abbey Season 3” will be available on DVD and Blu-ray January 29, 2013, and is available now for pre-order at shopPBS.org.
Images of all eight exclusive “Downton Abbey” t-shirt designs are available upon request. “Downton Abbey” is a Carnival/Masterpiece co-production.
Downton Abbey is a Primetime Emmy™ and Golden Globe™ award-winning British television series produced by Carnival Films, a division of NBCUniversal International Television Production – now entering its third season. The drama is screened in the U.S. on PBS/MASTERPIECE and is transmitted to more than 200 other territories around the world. In February 2012, 7.5 million viewers watched the final episode of Season Two making Downton Abbey PBS’s most-watched program since the 2009 Ken Burns documentary “National Parks”. Season Three of Downton Abbey is scheduled to debut on PBS on 6 January 2013.
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