MPBN Establishes Phone Line To Help Downton Abbey Devotees Avoid The Pats Game. Because We All Know Girls Don’t Like Looking At Tom Brady

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Tom BradyBANGOR, Maine — In an effort to prevent potential family fights and remote control riots that could erupt between football fans and devoted TV drama viewers Sunday night, Maine Public Broadcasting Network has created a conflict support phone line. With a definite conflict looming between the latter portion of Sunday’s AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens, and the third season’s third episode of “Downton Abbey,” a British period drama series which has gained a cult following among public TV viewers, MPBN officials decided to call an audible to prevent any potential disputes. “We recognize that the New England Patriots game may extend past 9 p.m. and Downton Abbey fans may not have control of the remote control at that crucial time,” said Cory Morrissey, MPBN’s marketing director in a statement released Thursday afternoon. “We want ‘Downton’ fans to know when and how they will next have access to this episode. (read more at Bangor Daily News)