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Tidbits have been trickling out for “Downton Abbey” Season 3, which premieres this month in the U.K. and January 2013 in the States. A Season 3 trailer that premiered in Britain was making the rounds, but has been removed. Thankfully, PBS has put up its own version.

It doesn’t really contain anything we didn’t already know — the estate is hurting for money, Lady Cora’s mother Martha Levinson arrives, Lady Violet the Dowager Countess is sharp-tongued as ever. But it’s still fun to watch. And angrily sigh that we don’t get the episodes for four more months!

How we will ever pass the time, “Downton” fans? Well, there are some brand-new pictures from Season 3 to help tide us over. But it still feels interminable.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."