The third season of "Downton Abbey" is premiering on PBS next month, and the network's executives are already looking ahead to the series' fourth season, Huff Post reports.
The network is assessing the possibility of airing Season 4 of "Downton Abbey" closer to the UK premiere date.
"The audiences for 'Downton' have been terrific," senior VP and PBS' chief programming executive John Wilson noted in an interview with THR. "So you can't say that [airing months earlier in the UK] has knocked the legs out from underneath 'Downton Abbey.' On the other hand, we can't know how much more terrific it might have been had it aired closer to the UK premiere."
Season 3 of "Downton Abbey" will premiere on Sunday, January 6 on PBS.