TVLine Items: First Downton Season 5 Photos, Emmy Presenters and More

Ahead of Downton Abbey‘s Season 5 premiere — it returns on Jan. 4, 2015, here in the states — the drama has released two new (and very telling) pictures of Mary and Tom’s children on its official Instagram.

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What do I mean by “telling,” exactly? Well, while Tom shares the frame with his daughter, Mary’s son is unsurprisingly pictured with a servant. (At least not everything will be changing in Season 5.)

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

* The following 13 performers are confirmed to present at the 66th Emmy Awards, airing Aug. 25 on NBC: Bryan Cranston, Zooey Deschanel, Woody Harrelson, Adam Levine, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julianna Margulies, Matthew McConaughey, Jim Parsons, Amy Poehler, Julia Roberts, Gwen Stefani and Kerry Washington.

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* BET has ordered three new docuseries, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The shows will focus on rapper Nelly, singer Keyshia Cole and Meet the Browns co-stars/couple David and Tamela Mann.

* Tracy Morgan is “still struggling” after his June crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, the former 30 Rock star’s attorney tells Today. “But he’s a fighter. He’s had issues before that he’s fought through, and he’s fighting hard.”

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  1. Tran says:

    So excited that we’re exactly two weeks away from the Primetime Emmy Awards with Seth Meyers as host. Hope Mr. Meyers will do a great job as this year’s emcee.

  2. Coal says:

    Ah little Sybbie and little George, their parents were the most grounded of the Crawley their deaths (departures) really took the show out of sync.

  3. Gail says:

    Obviously there has been a time jump at Downton. Will be interesting to see if there will be any interaction between Sybil’s and Mary’s children and Edith’s daughter, being raised by the tenant farmer.That child will no longer be an infant after the time jump.

  4. Ally Oop says:

    I miss this show. Looking forward to it’s return. Matthew and Sybil were my favorite characters and it sucks they died but hopefully Tom sticks around.

  5. so cute!! he looks like matthew ;)

  6. NJJoany says:

    Do you ever read the comments directed to you? I never got a reply re Julian Ovenden’s tweet