Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Susan Sarandon’s Hosting a ‘Downton Abbey’ Special

susan sarandon downton abbey

Have you ever heard of a more perfect pairing than Susan Sarandon and Downton Abbey? Maybe it’s just because my first memory of her was as Marmie in Little Women as a kid, but period dramas just seem to suit her. Shit, re-cast her as Lady Grantham, because Elizabeth McGovern is fucking dreadful, sorry to say.

In any case, PBS will be running Downton here in the States, as per usual, and Susan has been tasked with hosting Return to Downton Abbey, a special that will give a “tantalizing taste” of what’s to come on the new season of the show. Considering that the new series has already started in the UK, I have to admit that I might not call it “tantalizing”, but I still love it.

Return to Downton Abbey will have a bunch of clips from past seasons, interviews with the cast, etc. It’s supposed to air on PBS on December 1, while season four will premiere on January 5. Hurrah! Does anyone here watch? Still can’t believe how they handled the Matthew situation, and I will never get over Sybil.

2 CommentsLeave a comment

  • I do watch, and I am unashamedly getting it from the UK because I am an American and refuse to be denied until January. So I will miss out on Susan I guess, but it’s been worth it! You think you were pissed, wait for it.