PBS knows a good thing when it has one.
It's rolling out special fundraising screenings of the first hour of the third season of its hit series "Downton Abbey."
El Paso's KCOS will have a benefit reception at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13, followed by a 7:30 p.m. screening in the El Paso Community Foundation's Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon.
It's $50 for the reception and screening.
The screening alone is free, but seating is limited and reservations are limited to two people per reservation. There's no limit on at a time.
Call 590.1313 or go to kcostv.org for reservations.
Las Cruces' KRWG will have a showing at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Good Samaritan Society, 3011 Buena Vida Circle, in Las Cruces.
Call 575.556.2183 0r 575.646.2222 for information.
The third season of the "Masterpiece Theatre" period piece, which introduces Shirley MacLaine to the cast, will run Jan. 6-Feb. 17.
Both stations will begin airing repeats from season 2 on Sundays beginning Dec. 9.