TVLine Items: Ominous Downton Promo, Wolf/Diva Ratings and More

There’s a whole lotta shakin’ going on at Downton Abbey.

ITV on Tuesday released a brief Season 5 teaser video, featuring some pretty ominous voiceovers from Mr. Carson.

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“The nature of life is not permanence, but flux,” he says. “Things are changing.”

Season 5 premieres in the UK later this year before coming stateside in early 2015.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* The series finale of Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva on Sunday night drew 1.7 million total viewers, up 13 percent week-to-week.

* MTV’s Teen Wolf on Monday night returned to 2.2 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating (among the 18-49 demo), on par with its March finale (2.26 mil/0.9) and down just a tenth from its previous premiere (2.4 mil/1.0).

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* PJ Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street) has joined HBO’s untitled 1970s-set rock n’ roll drama pilot, executive-produced by Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire) and Emma Koskoff, our sister site Deadline reports. Byrne will play Scott Levitt, the partner of Bobby Cannavale’s (Boardwalk Empire) record exec Richie Finestra.

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  1. Ally Oop says:

    Well, that promo didn’t tell me much but thanks for it. I recently discovered Downton Abbey on Netflix and binge watched the first 3 seasons and LOVED it. Its quickly become a favourite show of mine. Same goes for Call the Midwife. Both are incredibly good English dramas.

  2. Very excited, despite the fact that the promo didnt really give anything away.

  3. David P. Graf says:

    For me, there’s not much point in watching this slow paced show when I can find out several months earlier everything that happened through the web. PBS lost me as a viewer of this show by continuing to not run it when it’s first released in England.