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TV Blog Buzz: 'Downton Abbey' returns; Canada schools the US on decor via HGTV

This photo released by PBS and Carnival Film and Television Limited shows Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary in a scene from season four of the Masterpiece TV series, "Downton Abbey." THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/PBS/Masterpiece, Nick Briggs
January 05, 2014 - 6:15 AM

Sunday is a big night for "Downton Abbey" watchers — at least for the less-obsessed fans who haven't found a way to keep up with the series' fourth season as it aired in the U.K.

But on this side of the pond, the latest season is just about to kick off on the American network PBS.

New York magazine's Vulture blog has a refresher running down where each of the characters left off at the end of the third season, along with some hopes for what might lie ahead. http://vult.re/1cNzjpa

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There's less reason for Canadian HGTV fans to look across the border for content to watch.

As an NPR blogger discovered during a few days of bingeing on home makeover shows, many of the top HGTV shows in the U.S. are actually exports from Canada.

"As it turns out, the United States basic-cable television audience is learning all about decorating from watching the gradual renovation of all of Toronto," writes Linda Holmes, who notes she was surprised to learn the "Property Brothers," "Holmes Makes It Right" and "Love It or List It" shows she was watching were all shot in Canada. http://n.pr/1l7hhBZ

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Jerry Seinfeld invites Louis C.K. out for a spin in the latest instalment of his web talk show series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."

There probably won't be any more than seven or eight seasons of his TV show "Louie," the red-headed comedian reveals, along with sharing his penchant for seeing 3D Imax movies stoned. Watch it here: http://bit.ly/1f0JtGv

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