“Downton Abbey” will not return to PBS until January 2013. But a new trailer for Season 3 has begun airing on British television, so let the anticipation begin.

The trailer showcases much of what we love about the show: Lady Mary and Matthew are fighting! Anna believes in Bates! The Dowager Countess is brilliantly sarcastic!

But what will be new? The trailer suggests that two rather important changes are coming. First off, we have the arrival of Shirley MacLaine as Cora’s very American mother. If that’s not problematic enough, the family also has to deal with a rather big issue: The money is gone.

Want to know anything else about Season 3 of “Downton Abbey?” Good luck. The show’s producers are reportedly so concerned about leaks and spoilers that the cast are asked to burn or shred their scripts after filming.

Posted by:Laurel Brown