Fans in the U.S. will still have to wait until winter for new episodes of "Downton Abbey."
PBS' chief executive says she's sticking with airing the acclaimed series after it shows in Britain, spoilers or not.
Paula Kerger said Tuesday the period drama has drawn record ratings for PBS, and the public TV service doesn't want to tinker with success.
"Downton Abbey," which will be entering its fourth season, has been airing in the United States after its U.K. season concludes, allowing plot twists to spill online (like onelast season).
But Kerger says word-of-mouth from the British airing helps create buzz and promotion for the U.S. airing.
"Downton Abbey" will begin its new season on PBS on Jan. 5.