November sweeps may be over, but Andy Cohen from “Watch What Happens Live” is heading into December with full steam. On Dec. 3, Bravo announced on Media Village that the cast from the hugely popular PBS Masterpiece Theatre series, “Downton Abbey,” is headed to the Bravo Clubhouse to chat with Cohen on an upcoming episode of “WWHL.” This is huge news for fans that are chomping at the bit for the season four premiere in January.
So, what stars from “Downton Abbey” are headed to the clubhouse? More importantly, will the prim and proper Crawley clan throw back a “shotski” or play Plead the Fifth with Cohen? Bravo revealed that Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith Crawley), Rob James Collier (Thomas Barrow), Allen Leech (Tom Branson) and Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore) are all lined up to talk to Cohen about the upcoming season during their premiere appearance on “Watch What Happens Live” on Tuesday, Dec. 10.
When season four premieres, “Downton Abbey” picks up six months after Mathew Crawley’s shocking death. The family heads into the year 1921 learning to come to terms with the tragedy. Over the course of the new season, widowed Mary Crawley slowly comes back to life and learns to move on. Multiple love interests pursue the oldest Crawley daughter including Lord Gillingham, a longtime friend of the Crawleys, played by Tom Cullen.
Since the premiere of “Downton Abbey" in 2011, the critically acclaimed series has gained popularity across a diverse audience and has been honored with nine Primetime Emmy Awards including Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Dame Maggie Smith). It has also garnered a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries, plus Producers’ Guild of America and Television Critics Association Awards.
“Downton Abbey” returns on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. The fourth season will run for eight consecutive weeks, with the finale slated for Feb. 23. For a preview of the new season, be sure to watch the video above and to the left. In the meantime, all three seasons are available on Blu-ray and DVD to catch up.
"Watch What Happens: Live" is Bravo's late-night, interactive talk show that features guests from the world of entertainment, politics, and pop culture. Hosted by Andy Cohen, the series, now in its eight season, includes lively debates on everything from fashion, the latest news on everyone's favorite Bravolebrities, to stars making headlines that week.
Past guests who have joined Cohen in the Bravo Clubhouse include Cher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tina Fey, Iman, Liam Neeson, Kelly Ripa, Jimmy Fallon, Anderson Cooper, Molly Shannon, Matthew Broderick, Lance Bass, and hundreds of others.
“WWHL” airs Sunday-Thursday nights at 11 p.m. EST on Bravo. Andy Cohen’s upcoming guests for the week of Dec. 8-12 include Fantasia Barrino and Kandi Burruss (Sunday, Dec. 8), Abigail Breslin and Kyle Richards (Monday, Dec. 9), the cast of “Downton Abbey” (Tuesday, Dec. 10), Ralph Fiennes and Susan Sarandon (Wednesday, Dec. 11), and Tyler Perry and Sharon Osbourne (Thursday, Dec. 12).
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