NEW YORK, March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Downton Abbey, the top-rated PBS drama of all time, will conclude its sixth and final season on Sunday, March 6 at 9 p.m. To give the remarkable series its proper farewell, New York's public media station THIRTEEN will broadcast a special half-hour live after-party from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center immediately after the finale.
Hosted by MetroFocus anchor Jack Ford and NYC-ARTS correspondent Christina Ha, and featuring special guests Mike Rugnetta of PBS Idea Channel and popular Downton blogger Debbie Gilbert, Downton Abbey Farewell will celebrate six seasons of Downton Abbey with clips, memories, costumed fans, and viewer social media participation.
Downton Abbey is a Carnival Films/Masterpiece Co-Production presented by WGBH.
As New York's flagship public media provider and the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children's programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state's unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams and MetroFocus, the multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. WNET is also a leader in connecting with viewers on emerging platforms, including the THIRTEEN Explore App where users can stream PBS content for free.