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Granny's Past and a Baby Bates? Downton Abbey Season 5 Scoop

Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith

Last year, Downton Abbey went through a transitional season dealing with major loss but also laying the groundwork for what could be a very intriguing fifth season.

Before the series returns stateside on Sunday, Jan. 4 on PBS' Masterpiece, the cast -- Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Joanne Froggatt, Allen Leech  along with executive producer Gareth Neame --  attended the Television Critics Association fall previews on Tuesday to present select clips from the upcoming season. Here's what we can expect:

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Covert Affairs Postmortem: Christopher Gorham on Annie's Betrayal and What's Next

Christopher Gorham, Piper Perabo

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about Tuesday's episode of Covert Affairs. Read at your own risk.]

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Cheers' Rhea Perlman Will Play Danny's Mom on The Mindy Project

Rhea Perlman

Rhea Perlman is going back to a place where everybody knows her name... television!

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Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane, and Hannah John-Kamen Cast in Syfy's Killjoys

Aaron Ashmore, Hannah John-Kamen, Luke Macfarlane

Syfy has assembled the main cast for its upcoming science-fiction drama Killjoys, a new series from the same production house as Orphan Black and the creator of Lost Girl. British stage actress Hannah John-KamenWarehouse 13's Aaron Ashmore, and Brothers and SistersLuke Macfarlane will suit up as a trio of fun-loving and hard-living bounty hunters who chase warrants in outer space. 

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Once Upon a Time Is Bringing Frozen's Hans to Storybrooke

Hans

ABC's Once Upon a Time is going full-fledged Frozen. After adding Queen Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff to the upcoming fourth season of the fairy-tale drama, the show just couldn't help itself and is bringing on one more character.

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Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood Join J.J. Abrams' Westworld for HBO

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood have signed on to star in J.J. Abrams' adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1973 movie Westworld for HBO, TVGuide.com has learned.

Written and directed by Crichton, the original film was... read more

Mega Buzz: Chicago Fire's Triangle, a Scandal Death and Sleepy Sneakiness

Taylor Kinney, Kerry Washington, Tom Mison

Every week, senior reporter Natalie Abrams satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @NatalieAbrams

What can you say is coming up for Lindsay and Severide this season on Chicago P.D. and Chicago Fire— Nina
A love triangle! Showrunner Matt Olmstead says that Severide will stay with Lindsay throughout Season 3, but he also says that sparks will continue to fly between Lindsay and her partner Halstead. "I'm sure it will be sticky again for Lindsey and Halstead," Jesse Lee Soffer says. "They obviously still have a connection. Who knows if they'll take that risk and if Voight will allow that to happen or if he'll end up killing somebody?" I know he's kidding, but let's not forget what happened to poor Jin in the season finale! RIP!

Is Harrison really going to die on Scandal? — Pamela
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PBS' Downton Abbey Returns January 4

Downton Abbey

Dust off your fancypants, Downton Abbey fans. The British series' fifth season has a Stateside premiere date...

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RAWR! Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Are Making a Manimal Movie

Simon MacCorkindale and Melody Anderson

One of television's best characters to shape-shift into animals in order to fight crime is getting the movie treatment! Okay, television's ONLY character to shape-shift into different animals in order to fight crime is getting the movie treatment...

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Exclusive Graceland Sneak Peek: Paige's Undercover Mission Turns Violent Quickly

Serinda Swan and Aaron Tveit

Now that she's undercover with a human trafficking ring on Graceland, Paige (Serinda Swan) is going to have to do unspeakable things to stay there.

After last week's episode, in which Paige made the sudden decision to... read more

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