Dan Stevens and Michelle Dockery
When Downton Abbey returns for its second season on Jan. 8, 2012 on PBS, the action will pick up two years after that fated garden party in which the Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) announced that England was at war with Germany.
During Sunday's preview of the hit British series, executive producer Gareth Neame confirmed that the action in the seven-episode second season will take place over two years, just like the first season. "The new series is a similar sort of span," he says. "We start in 1916. The war will come to a conclusion within this series, and the final episodes is the time after the war."
Jerry Lewis kept the television critics laughing on Friday during the Encore preview of the upcoming feature-length documentary Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis, but was cagey about the future of his involvement with the annual Labor Day telethon.
Jerry Lewis stepping down from Labor Day telethon
In May, the 85-year-old comedian announced that this would be his last year doing the telethon that benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. When asked how he feels about his final run, Lewis responded, "Who told you that? I never read it. Do you remember when...
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BBC America is breaking into the original programming game with a period drama titled Copper, the network announced Thursday morning at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
The series centers on a young Irish police officer who lives in New York City in the 1860s. He'll have to learn to navigate the various communities, ranging from the Irish of the Five Points neighborhood to Manhattan high society to the nascent black community in Harlem.
I'm back from Comic-Con and have resumed my recapping duties. Last week, the Top 10 paired up with all-stars for the first time and the next night bid adieu to Clarice and Mitchell, he of the floppy hands.
It's down to the Top 8 tonight, and they have a tough road ahead. Not only do they have to perform two routines, but Lady Gaga is sitting in as a guest judge. How distracting is that? Oh, and Rob Marshall, director of Chicago, is also on the panel. But really, it's all about Gaga.
Karen Gillan and Matt Smith
The Doctor Who panel at Comic-Con offered the opportunity for fans to get a taste of what's to come when the show returns to BBC America on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 9/8c.
Before debuting the show's new trailer — which teases the returning episode "Let's Kill Hitler," among others — series stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan gave a few behind-the-scenes insights into what it's like to play the time-travelling Doctor and his companion...
At Chuck's Comic-Con panel on Saturday, co-creator Chris Fedak announced the show's first guest star for its final season: Star Wars legend Mark Hamill, who played Jedi-in-training Luke Skywalker. Later, Fedak spilled a few more details to reporters.
"It's a villain part. He will have a French accent," he says. "I was on the phone with him and he was doing the French accent."
Andy Whitfield may not have attended the Spartacus: Vengeance panel at Comic-Con on Friday, but his presence was still felt by fans and former castmates who missed his performance as the iconic slave on the first season of the Starz sword-and-sandal drama. The actor had dropped out of the series to battle non-Hodgkin lymphoma...
Sarah Wayne Callies and Andrew Lincoln
"It's all about slim chances now, and a slim chance is better than none." This grim, yet hopeful statement wraps up the Season 2 trailer of AMC's The Walking Dead that premiered at Comic-Con on Friday in San Diego. The zombie series is currently in production in Georgia, but the cast and crew took a break from the heat and ticks (yes, ticks) to sit in an air-conditioned ballroom to share a few choice morsels with fans. Laurie Holden, who plays Andrea, promises, "If you're a fan of The Walking Dead graphic novel, you're going to love this season."
Exclusive first look: Season 2 of The Walking Dead
After enduring the cruelest cut, the remaining Top 10 dancers have been separated from their previous partners and reteamed with the all-stars.
Adding to the night's excitement is How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris sitting in as guest judge. Not only does he have a Broadway background, but he's also the star of Joss Whedon's musical web series, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, directed a production of the rock musical Rent at the Hollywood Bowl and won an Emmy for his guest-starring role as Bryan Ryan on Glee.