TVLine Items: George Clooney's Full Downton Spoof, Gabba Guests & More

Only Downton Abbey could spin a visit from George Clooney into a nightmare.

The UK’s ITV over the weekend posted both halves of its “Text Santa” charity spoof, in which Lord Grantham discovers what life at the abbey would be like had he never been born — courtesy of a Fabulous angelic tour guide — and it turns out, it would be a lot boozier.

In addition to Clooney, the dual videos — watch Part 1 above, Part 2 below — also include a cameo from Entourage‘s Jeremy Piven.


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

* ABC Family is re-airing several classic Disney Channel series and movies for a special year-end lineup, beginning Monday, Dec. 29, with a two-hour block of Lizzie McGuire episodes from midnight to 2 am. On Tuesday, that block will be filled with episodes of That’s So Raven; on Wednesday, Even Stevens; on Thursday, The Cheetah Girls; and on Friday, Halloweentown.

* Nick Jr.’s Yo Gabba Gabba! has a slew of celebs lined up to guest-star in its next crop of new episodes, beginning Saturday, Jan. 3, at 1/12c. Guests include Anne Heche (The Legend of Korra), Patton Oswalt (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), The Roots (The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon), Busy Philipps (Cougartown) and Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds).