TV News: Week of January 30th to February 5th, 2012

This post will be updated throughout the entire week with the most important news of the week. So keep checking this post for more news.

Check news on Downton Abbey, The X Factor, The Big C, plus more.


  • Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine is joining the cast of Downton Abbey as the mother of Elizabeth McGovern’s American-born Lady Grantham. MacLaine will appear during the international phenom’s third season, which begins production next month. Source
  • Steve Jones, Nicole Scherzinger, and Paula Abdul won’t return to season 2 of The X Factor. Source
  • Oscar winner Susan Sarandon has booked a multiepisode arc on Season 3 of Showtime’s The Big C. Sarandon will play Joy, a cancer survivor who is using her unique experience to inspire and motivate others. Source

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