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PBS gives 'Downton Abbey' season 3 sneak peek: Matthew, Mary quarrel and a fortune is lost

Actress Elizabeth McGovern, from "Downton Abbey", poses for a portrait during the PBS TCA Press Tour on Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
July 22, 2012 - 12:07 AM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - A "Downton Abbey" sneak peek of season three reveals that fireworks will fly between matriarchs played by Maggie Smith and newcomer Shirley MacLaine.

The aristocratic Crawley family endures a financial crisis. And, despite the engagement of Matthew and Mary at the end of last season, all is not well — gasp! — with the pair portrayed by Dan Stevens and Michelle Dockery.

PBS showed brief clips from next season to the Television Critics Association on Saturday before a panel discussion with cast members and producers of the international hit.

They took a break from taping in London to meet reporters in Beverly Hills, Calif.

"Downton Abbey" returns in September in the U.K. and next January on PBS.

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