It’s the biggest PBS phenomenon since Sesame Street, and might very well be the classiest thing you do every Sunday night. Yes, Downton Abbey is returning on Jan. 5, and Entertainment Weekly was on the set for season four of the British TV phenomenon. Creator Julian Fellowes’ wildly popular period drama about life on a decadent English countryside estate shocked viewers last season with two major character deaths (we’ll never forget you, Matthew and Sybil!), and the show’s anticipated fourth season promises to be nothing short of shocking, exciting, and traumatic — which is just what we’ve come to expect of the Grantham and Crawley clan. Even guest star Shirley MacLaine was floored by the show’s drama: “When Matthew died I nearly threw a chair at the television. I thought, what is Julian Fellowes doing? It took me a few days to get over it.” READ FULL STORY
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Yes, it’s the weekend, which means you should have plenty of time to scroll through the nominees for the 6th Annual EWwy Awards, which honor the Emmy-snubbed, and vote for your favorites. As I’m typing this, 10 votes separate first and second place in one category; 46 votes in another, and 194 votes in a third. You could be the difference between someone having to explain why they have a tiny statue of a
black gold sheep on their mantle and someone not having that pleasure. Vote now!
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If there’s one test on this Earth that will get a person to reveal their deepest, darkest, possibly reality-TV-related secrets, it’s EW’s Pop Culture Personality Test.
Up to the challenge this week? Noah Emmerich, who plays relentless FBI agent (and romancer of beautiful Russian insiders) Stan Beeman on FX’s The Americans.
What secrets did the actor reveal? Click below to find out. READ FULL STORY
Yes, there are a few season finales to go, but with the rush of surprise twists, cliffhangers, and exits behind us, it’s now time for EW.com’s fourth annual reader-voted Season Finale Awards. After taking your suggestions under advisement — and extending the cutoff date to March 31, because so many of you wanted to (dis)honor the passing of The Walking Dead‘s Andrea — here are this year’s nominees. UPDATE: Polls are now closed. Winners will be announced Friday. READ FULL STORY
PopWatch Planner: Saying goodbye for now to 'Girls,' 'Pretty Little Liars,' and hello to 'Bates Motel,' 'Admission'
We’re not going to lie: Other than a little crooning on the part of Justin Timberlake, and a visit from Tina Fey, this week’s offerings are pretty serious, but in a good, high-quality drama kind of way. There’s controversy, psychopathy, lying, scandal, spies, and danger. You’re welcome.
Kick off your week tonight by catching what is sure to be the highly polarizing season 2 finale of Girls, and then I recommend you shut your eyes and, without looking back, jump into the intense and oh-so-entertaining drama from Scandal, The Americans, and more during the rest of your week.
Here’s what you need to look out for this week:
Girls, 9 p.m., HBO
It’s season-finale time for the anti-sitcom comedy’s second go-around. And after the controversies we’ve already seen, we’re willing to bet that tonight’s episode is going to be the talk of the town come Monday. READ FULL STORY
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