“Downton Abbey” is gearing up for its return to the U.S. airwaves and as such, the cast is doing a lot of press on this side of the pond. Four stars appeared on “Watch What Happens Live” earlier this week, followed by Michelle Dockery playing antler ring-toss on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”

Thursday night (Dec. 12) there’s a special treat for fans — a live question-and-answer panel with the cast members in New York. The event is streaming live above beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 pm. PT.

Expected to appear are stars Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Rob James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan and Lesley Nicol, and executive producers Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame.

“Downton Abbey” premieres in the U.S. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 on PBS.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."