TVLine Items: Clooney Visits Downton, Whitney Biopic Premiere Date and More

The world’s most no-longer-eligible bachelor is stopping by Downton Abbey.

Click play on the video above to get a sneak peek of George Clooney‘s sketch for ITV’s Text Santa Christmas charity special, which brings the actor to the famous estate.

The full spoof will air during the British broadcaster’s annual fundraiser on Dec. 19.

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

* Lifetime will premiere its Whitney Houston biopic Whitney, starring Yaya DaCosta (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, America’s Next Top Model) and directed by Angela Bassett, on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 8/7c.

* ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter now will premiere with two episodes, on Tuesday, Jan. 6, starting at 8 pm.

* The Bold and the Beautiful has tapped Reign Edwards to play Maya’s little sister Nicole Avant, Soap Opera Digest reports. She makes her debut next month.

* The Daily Show‘s Larry Wilmore will host the 67th annual Writers Guild Awards New York ceremony on Feb. 14.

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  1. alistaircrane says:

    So wouldn’t that mean Agent Carter is going to end a week sooner? Does that mean SHIELD’s return date is moving up as well?

    • Iakovos says:

      ABC does not have much in store so it doubles up. Makes it an event, I guess. And what is this double-up trend with sitcoms… GALAVANT and PARKS & RECREATION are doing it. Am not a fan.

  2. Andy J says:

    Personally I would rather see George Clooney play Whitney Houston and Yaya DaCosta visit “Downton Abbey”..