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A “Downton” regular comes home for the finale, and “Once Upon a Time” has some Herculean casting. Plus, Oprah, Jennifer Lopez and more stars are being honored by “Entertainment Tonight,” in today’s TV news roundup. . .
“Once Upon a Time” has added newcomer Jonathan Whitesell as Hercules and “Hannibal” alum Kacey Rohl as Megara for the 13th episode of Season 5, according to TV Line. The mythological hero is described as a “a dashing, strapping young man” while Meg is reportedly “a plucky young adventurer with a sly sense of humor.” The news lends credence to fan speculation that the recently cast Greg Germann is playing “Hercules” villain Hades. Showrunners Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis recently hinted at the show’s upcoming “Hercules” twist in an interview with Variety.
Lily James, whose character Rose grew into a proper young wife and headed for America at the end of last season, »
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With Downton Abbey‘s series finale set to air across the pond in less than six weeks, Masterpiece is revealing new details about the 90-minute swan song.
The sendoff, which will air in the U.S. on March 6 (9/8c, PBS), offers “all the love and loss, happiness and heartbreak of Downton Abbey, and, as the family and servants prepare to welcome 1926, they celebrate an unforgettable New Year.s Eve together at the great house,” per the official logline.
Production spent a week at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, which doubled as the location for Brancaster, the setting of last season.’s »
This is it, Downton Abbey fans. The final episode ever of Downton Abbey is set to air in the United States on Sunday, March 6 and Carnival Films and Masterpiece have finally revealed the guest stars and details of the TV event. Lily James and Matt Barber return as Lady Rose and Attics Aldrige, as does Peter Egan as Shrimpie, Lady Rose's father. Patricia Hodge also guests as Bertie Pelham's mother in the final episode. The series finale is airing on Christmas in the United Kingdom. "The last ever episode offers all the love and loss, happiness and heartbreak of Downton Abbey, and as the family and servants prepare to welcome 1926, they celebrate an unforgettable New Year's Eve together at the great »
Merry Christmas, “Downton Abbey” fans: The concluding British drama is bringing back several guest stars for its last-ever episode. The upstairs/downstairs show has also cast Patricia Hodge as Bertie’s mother. Lily James, Matt Barber and Peter Egan will return to say goodbye, along with the rest of the regular cast. The last-ever episode will see the family and its servants ringing in 1926. The final season will premiere in the U.S. on Sunday, Jan. 3, culminating with the series finale on March 6. “Downton” Abbey has always ended its seasonal runs with a Christmas special. Overseas, the show hit a two-year ratings. »
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Meanwhile, Mack will be accompanied by comedian Bobby Ball.
And now, the end is near for Downton Abbey as it prepares to enter its final series on ITV.
Before we enjoy one last autumn of cosy Sunday nights with the Downton theme blaring through our tellys, Digital Spy was treated to a special screening of the first episode of series six, and here are a few spoiler-free teasers to get you excited.
1. The times they are still-a-changing
As Downton enters 1925, Robert ponders whether their way of living is far too out of date with the rest of the world (well, duh).
After seeing a familiar face hit with a financial crisis, there may be talk of downsizing the staff at Downton, a notion that concerns everyone from Thomas to Spratt. Is Downton preparing to shut up shop and force the Crawleys to fend for themselves?
2. Maggie Smith's one liners are in fine form
You'll be happy to hear »
London — The cast and production team of “Downton Abbey,” including actors Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Joanne Froggatt, and writer-creator Julian Fellowes, looked back at the show’s achievements with mixed emotions at Friday’s London press launch of the hit show’s sixth and last season.
Fellowes said: “The characters have been so real to me for six years. So I do think you have a little sadness. You do feel rather sorry to say goodbye to these people because I’ve enjoyed the creation. I’m sorry to see them go. I’m very unlikely to be involved in anything that is as successful again and so, of course, I say goodbye to these golden years with a slight pang. But it seems the right time to go while we’re still firing.”
The drama is the most nominated British show in Emmy history with 59 nominations, collecting 11 wins »
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ITV has given fans a first glimpse at the final series of Downton Abbey.
Eight new promotional pictures have been unveiled ahead of the period drama's return this autumn.
Maggie Smith's Dowager Countess looks like she's in deep thought as she sits in her bedroom, while the ladies of the Crawley family - Mary, Cora and Edith - are pictured together.
Earlier this week, the cast of ITV's beloved series, including former star Dan Stevens, reunited for a special BAFTA tribute night to mark the end of the show.
There have been rumours of a Downton Abbey movie ever since ITV confirmed that series six would be the last, but executive producer Gareth Neame has claimed that there are no immediate plans to take »
The Miranda actress will join the cast for the conclusion of the period drama on Christmas Day.
Everything we know about the final series of Downton Abbey - and plans for the future
However, it is currently unknown who Hodge will play and whether she'll be spending her time upstairs or downstairs.
Earlier this week, the cast of the ITV hit reunited for a special BAFTA event honouring the series.
At the event, creator Julian Fellowes teased that there may be "some afterlife" for the show and its characters.
There has been a great deal of speculation that Downton Abbey could head to the big screen following its farewell series, but executive producer Gareth Neame has insisted that there are no immediate plans yet.
Meanwhile, Maggie Smith has admitted that she is "surprised" to have made it through »
Christopher Biggins and Patricia Hodge were among the celebrities to pay tribute to Lynda Bellingham at a memorial service yesterday (11.02.15). The 66-year-old actor and the 'Miranda' star were among the 300-strong congregation at the service, which was held at St. Stephen's Church - where she married husband Michael Pattermore in 2008 - in central London to celebrate the life of the actress, who passed away from colon cancer in October at the age of 66. Leading the tributes was Lynda's husband Michael who said: ''Six years and nine months ago I stood here, about to marry the most beautiful woman in »
11 items from 2015
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