Will this finally be the Year of Edith on Downton Abbey? All signs point to ... probably not.
As the acclaimed drama returns for its fifth season, Britain is reeling from the country taking a leftist turn in 1924. "It's the year the first-ever socialist government was elected, so they all feel very threatened by that," executive producer Gareth Neame tells TVGuide.com.
ABC has joined in on the pre-Upfronts presentations fray by ordering five new series.
On the drama side, ABC has ordered...
Pilots. Casting. Variety. Reporter. Go. Gregory Itzin, whose disgraced President Logan's life currently hangs in the balance on 24, will play an alpha-male, adrenaline-junkie boss in ABC's Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office. Another 24 politico, Logan VP Ray Wise, is a real devil in the CW's Reaper. Oh, Leland...! Emmy winner, meet Oscar winner: Cynthia Watros is Marisa Tomei's dancer/best friend in CBS' The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud. Rachel Boston (American Dreams) has landed the lead, playing a rising-star exec, in an ABC comedy set in a Phoenix TV newsroom. Amy Yasbeck is on board as a coanchor. The Wire's Domenick Lombardozzi is a cop alongside CBS' The Man. Rade Serbedzija (24's Gredenko) is a vampire in CBS' Twilight. Brandon Quinn (The O.C.'s Spencer) is Lacey Chabert's love interest in Fox's untitled, life-after-college comedy.