Good news, Downton Abbey fans—the excruciating wait for season three is almost over! This winter, the deliciously dramatic PBS series returns with all new adventures of the aristocratic Crawley family and their dutiful servants. Dan Stevens, who is gearing up to star in The Heiress beginning October 7, returns to Abbey as Matthew Crawley. Academy Award winner (and Broadway alum!) Shirley MacLaine is also getting in on the upstairs-downstairs action as Martha Levinson, Cora Crowley’s American mother. Will Matthew and Lady Mary Crawley finally live happily ever after? Tune in on January 6, 2013 to find out. Need a Downton fix before then? Take a look at Broadway's dream casting feature for a Downton Abbey musical, and catch Stevens in The Heiress alongside Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain this fall!