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Bruce Campbell Joins Fargo Season 2 As Ronald Reagan

25 March 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

FX series Fargo drops its second season later this year with a juicy addition to its cast now confirmed. Bruce Campbell has signed on for a cameo role as Ronald Reagan prior to his election into office. As season 2 has been described as a prequel, the events therein are expected to take place in the late ’70s and are “set against the cultural transformation that was going on at that time.”

Taking cues from True Detective and American Horror Story, Fargo adopts that same anthology format. This means that instead of each successive season following on chronologically with the exact same characters and stories, it will venture into new territory. For this backwards time-hop, Patrick Wilson stars in season 2 as a younger version of Keith Carradine’s Lou Solverson, freshly back from his time in Vietnam.

Now we know that Campbell, who recently finished a stint on Burn Notice, will »

- Gem Seddon

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Bruce Campbell joins Fargo season 2 as Ronald Reagan

25 March 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to TVLine, legendary B movie actor Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness) has joined the cast of Fargo‘s second season as B movie actor-turned-President of the United States, Ronald Reagan.

Campbell will appear as Reagan in one episode of the FX series, as he goes on his first campaign for President and swings through Fargo, North Dakota. According to FX Networks CEO John Landgraf, Fargo‘s second season – which takes place in the 1970s and stars Patrick Wilson as a young Lou Solverson, who was played by Keith Carradine in the first season – will take place in the late 1970s and is set against “the cultural transformation that was going on at that time.” Campbell will interact with a few of the characters, and some of Reagan’s movies will be a part of the series.

This is pretty great casting, and will potentially reunite Campbell with his Burn Notice co-star, »

- James Garcia

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Fargo Casts Bruce Campbell as Ronald Reagan for Season 2

25 March 2015 8:49 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Things will be getting presidential when Fargo returns for its second season on FX. As previously reported, the show has been looking for an actor to play Ronald Reagan in Season 2, which will be a prequel to Fargo‘s first season and take place in the late 1970s, and now we know who will be filling the iconic president’s shoes. As first reported by TVLine, Bruce Campbell will be tackling the role of Ronald Reagan in Fargo‘s second season, as the actor turned political figure is out on his first presidential campaign. As TVLine explains, Fargo Season 2 will be taking place during “the cultural transformation that was going on at that time” during the late ’70s. “He’s on his first campaign [and he] makes a swing through Fargo,” said FX Networks CEO John Landgraf back in January. “Some of the characters have some interactions with him. And some of… »

- Chris King

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'Fargo' Season 2 Casts Bruce Campbell as Ronald Reagan

25 March 2015 8:14 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

How's this for inspired casting? Just one week after Bruce Campbell told us his dream role was playing Abraham Lincoln, the iconic cult actor known best as Ash in The Evil Dead series has been cast as another equally important president. Yes, the man will be taking on the role of Hollywood icon-turned-Republican figurehead Ronald Reagan in Fargo Season 2.

No stranger to television, Bruce Campbell starred for 7 seasons on USA's hit action series Burn Notice. And he will next be seen reprising his role as Ashley in the upcoming Starz series Ash Vs. Evil Dead. This is also not his first brush with Fargo. The actor had an unbilled cameo in the Coen Brothers' big screen Fargo, where he is seen on a television in the kidnappers' cabin.

Fargo Season 2 is a prequel to last year's well-received FX anthology series Fargo. This time out, the action takes place in the »

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Fargo Elects Bruce Campbell to Play Ronald Reagan in Season 2

24 March 2015 7:44 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Bruce Campbell as Ronald Reagan?! Oh, you betcha.

The Burn Notice vet has been cast as a pre-potus Reagan in Fargo‘s forthcoming second season, TVLine has learned exclusively.

RelatedFargo Season 2 Scoop: Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons Snag Lead Roles

Taking place in the late 1970s, Season 2 — a prequel to Season 1 that stars Patrick Wilson as a younger version of Keith Carradine’s Lou Solverson — is set against “the cultural transformation that was going on at that time,” as well as Reagan’s first campaign for President of the United States, previewed FX Networks CEO John Landgraf back in January. »

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Chloe Sevigny Returns To American Horror Story For Season 5

24 March 2015 12:54 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It seems as though the next season of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series American Horror Story is accruing cast members at an alarming rate. The last week alone has witnessed the departure of fan favorite Jessica Lange, whose four season stint has finally reached its end, and the arrival of Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson and Wes Bentley.

Those three newcomers all made brief appearances on the show in the past, and have since been bumped up to starring roles. It seems as if Murphy is intent on mining previous seasons for cast members, as today brings news that Chloe Sevigny has signed on to appear in American Horror Story‘s fifth season – Hotel.

The actress made her first appearance in the show during its second season, Asylum. A brief guest-starring role, her arc as Shelley the nymphomaniac turned – as most things often do in Ahs – ugly pretty quickly. She »

- Gem Seddon

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Interview: 'Bloodline' creators talk casting and their new Netflix home

19 March 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Whether or not you happened to be a fan, it's hard to deny that "Damages" was, in many ways, ahead of its time. "Damages" was intensely serialized within seasons, but then each season was largely a reboot, bringing in a handful of big name supporting actors to play along with Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. FX chief John Landgraf admitted that it was a hard show for the network to handle and maintain, because viewers couldn't jump in midway through a season and other viewers would store up three or four or 13 episodes and then plow through them well after the Nielsen measuring windows circa 2009 were closed. In effect, "Damages" was a show designed for binge-viewing and anthology storytelling at a time when being a binge-favorite would get you cancelled by FX and shuffled off to DirecTV. [FX was also a producer on "Damages," which incentivized them to keep the show going in some form, even if it wasn't working in the landscape of that moment.] "Damages" creators Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman didn't know it at the time, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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American Horror Story Season 5 Lands Wes Bentley

17 March 2015 10:54 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ryan Murphy’s deranged anthology series changed the face of small screen horror. Daring to venture where other shows refused to tread, pushing the boundaries of believability, and transforming the TV serial model, American Horror Story is unlike any other series. Its capacity for change – evidenced by its new story and setting every season – continues to evolve.

Just yesterday Jessica Lange, who delivered sensational performances across the first four seasons, announced her departure from the show. It came as a bit of a blow to say the least. Nevertheless, the show must go on and by the looks of things, Murphy is beginning the fifth season with a brand new roster of leading cast members.

The next lining up for admittance into the Hotel – the season’s subtitle – is none other than Wes Bentley. The actor previously appeared as Edward Mordrake in three episodes of season 4, Freak Show, and made »

- Gem Seddon

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Review: PlayStation's 'Powers' fails to take flight

10 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Early in Brian Michael Bendis' career in comics, before Marvel gave him the chance to reinvent Spider-Man, Daredevil, the Avengers and the X-Men, he wrote a terrific autobiographical comic called "Fortune and Glory," about his struggles to get his early film noir-style comics adapted into movies. He runs through the usual inside showbiz stories of near-misses and ridiculous studio notes, but is also very open about how much he had to learn about the differences in writing for the page and the screen. (He's embarrassed to realize, for instance, that much of his dialogue is too dense to come out of the mouths of actors and sound natural.) Bendis has been on a much longer and more convoluted journey with "Powers," the comic he and Michael Avon Oeming created about a pair of human homicide detectives in a world overrun by superhumans, and which debuts today as the first »

- Alan Sepinwall

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FX’s ‘Louie’ Is New York Strong, Back April 9 Videos

7 March 2015 5:45 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Music to your ears. Fans of offbeat deadpan comedy rejoice as “Louie” is back for an all new season Thursday, April 9th on FX.Here are three new clips for Louie on FX. Season five (seven episodes this time around)  brings the Big Apple into focus as “Louie” drapes New York as a backdrop for the hilarious and melancholic worldview of Louis Ck.At the last summer 2014 TCAs, John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks & FX Productions said: “Louie’s fourth season was once again groundbreaking. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking — always thought provoking…The show went to narrative and cinematic places no comedy has […] »

- April Neale

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Carlton Cuse on Running Four Dramas and His Busy Post-‘Lost’ Career

4 March 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When John Wirth, the showrunner for “Hell on Wheels,” recently sold a pilot, he reached out to his friend Carlton Cuse for advice on how to juggle multiple shows. Cuse, who’s now running four dramas (among other projects), told Wirth, “You can’t have your way all the time.”

But there’s more to the secret of Cuse’s success than simply letting go. Over the course of several days earlier this winter, Variety shadowed Cuse as he maneuvered seamlessly from a notes session on A&E’s “Bates Motel” to editing “The Returned” to interviewing job candidates for FX’s “The Strain” to filming the pilot for USA’s “Colony.”

“He’s got that brain where he can be working on episode 19 of ‘The Strain’ and then drive across town, have several conversations about who knows what, walk into the writers’ room of ‘Bates’ where they’re talking »

- Debra Birnbaum

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'Man Seeking Woman' Renewed for Second Season by Fxx

3 March 2015 11:12 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fxx has greenlit a second season for its high-concept comedy series "Man Seeking Woman." The sitcom follows Josh Greenberg (Jay Baruchel), a dorky 20-something embarking on a fantastical quest to find true love. His encounters range from basic one-night stands to blind dates with a (literal) troll.  "Man Seeking Woman" has fared well on the young Fxx, which was established as an offshoot to FX in order to target younger viewers: Average viewership among 18-49 year-olds is 67 percent higher than Fxx's primetime average, and the median age of its viewers is 32. The comedy also earned strong reviews from critics out of its January premiere. "Working on 'Man Seeking Woman' has been the creative highlight of my life," showrunner Simon Rich said in a release. "Fxx gave us the freedom to make the show we love and they let us build some truly disgusting monsters. I'm so grateful to »

- David Canfield

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Fxx Renews Freshman Comedy ‘Man Seeking Woman’ for Season 2

3 March 2015 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fxx has handed a second season to freshman comedy “Man Seeking Woman,” which is currently in the midst of its first 10-episode run.

The announcement was made Tuesday by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, presidents of original programming, FX Networks and FX Productions.

The Jay Baruchel-starrer, which takes a sweet and absurd look at the surreal life-and-death stakes of dating, marks the first original comedy series developed for Fxx.

Baruchel plays Josh Greenberg, a naive romantic desperately looking to find love, in the half-hour series from FX Productions and creator Simon Rich. Rich serves as showrunner and an exec producer with Jonathan Krisel, Lorne Michaels and Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer.

Simon Rich has delivered an incredibly smart and original take on the search for love,” Grad said. “Critics and fans alike have embraced his unique storytelling, Jon Krisel’s stunning visuals and the brilliant performances of Jay Baruchel, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Man Seeking Woman Renewed for Season 2 at Fxx

3 March 2015 9:30 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Steel yourself, Josh Greenberg: You’ve got many more romantic battles ahead of you.

Fxx has renewed Man Seeking Woman for a second season, the cable network announced Tuesday.

The surreal comedy starring Jay Baruchel will be back for 10 new episodes in 2016.

Related Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Simon Rich has delivered an incredibly smart and original take on the search for love,” Nick Grad, president of original programing, FX Networks and FX Productions, said in a statement. “Critics and fans alike have embraced his unique storytelling, [Ep] Jon »

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Lady Gaga Coming to 'American Horror Story’ -- Watch Her Creepy Promo!

25 February 2015 9:05 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Is Mother Monster headed to a haunted hotel?

Coming off her impressive Oscars performance, Lady Gaga announced via Twitter that she will be joining Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story anthology for its fifth installment.

Photos: Lady Gaga and Stars' Must-See Stage Styles

Gaga, 28, also revealed season 5's title. "Hotel," she whispers in her Twitter video as she takes off her sequin mask.

News: American Horror Story --7 Things You Never Knew About the Freaky Fashion!

This past month, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf told TVLine that Ahs viewers should expect the upcoming season to be "very different" from what they've seen in the past. "One of the things I love so much about that is that it can be radically, radically reinvented in terms of tone, setting, period, characters, cast," he said. "I think there's going to be an unusually large reinvention in between Book 4 and Book 5 relative to, say, between »

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Lady Gaga Joins American Horror Story as Season 5's Leading Lady — Watch Her Monstrous Teaser for Hotel Chapter

25 February 2015 8:30 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

American Horror Story‘s next tale will feature the mother of all monsters.

TVLine has learned that Lady Gaga is set to headline the forthcoming fifth season — titled American Horror Story: Hotel — of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series.

RelatedBen Woolf, Who Played Horror Story: Freak Show‘s Meep, Dead at 34

Details on the Grammy-winning pop phenom’s role are being kept under wraps, but sources confirm that Gaga will very much be the star of the latest chapter, which likely will be the franchise’s first without leading lady Jessica Lange. Here, she teases it in »

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Diane Kruger in talks to join Bryan Cranston in The Infiltrator?

14 February 2015 11:36 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Diane Kruger is in talks to star alongside Bryan Cranston in The Infiltrator.

The actress is believed to be attached for the female lead in the thriller from director Brad Furman, according to Deadline.

The film is based on the Robert Mazur autobiography, with a script written by Ellen Brown Furman.

The story is based around a customs and excise agent (Cranston) and his undercover alias.

Kruger's TV show The Bridge has recently been cancelled by FX after two seasons following falling ratings.

FX CEO John Landgraf has admitted he found the decision difficult to make. »

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'Sons of Anarchy' Creator's New Show Starts Filming in March

5 February 2015 8:55 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter will start filming his new historical drama for FX, The Bastard Executioner, in March, the International Business Times reports.

The show will film on location in Wales, where Sutter was recently location scouting and posting a few pictures to Instagram of medieval castles like Caerphilly Castle in the southern part of the country.

The Bastard Executioner centers around a knight who leaves King Edward III’s army after witnessing the devastation of war. But when he's once again confronted with violence, he's forced pick »

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Broken Hollywood: The Biz’s Top Players Call Out Ways Industry Needs to Change

28 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Talk to any top executive or producer in the movie, television and digital businesses today and they will tell you that the challenges they face are more severe and confounding than ever. Industryites are grappling with profound concerns that cut to the heart of the traditional models to which Hollywood has adhered for decades.

Variety feels it best that our readers hear what’s on the minds of the media business’s best and brightest in their own words. We’ve put the phrase “Broken Hollywood” on our cover to reflect the candor with which the 22 luminaries we interviewed spoke. They weren’t shy about addressing the industry’s most pressing problems, which run the gamut from a declining movie audience — particularly among the vital younger demographic — and falling ratings in broadcast and cable TV, to an unacceptable lack of diversity in the creative ranks and executive suites, and inadequate audience measurement across platforms. »

- Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein

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Broken Hollywood: The Biz’s Top Players Call Out Ways Industry Needs to Change

28 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Talk to any top executive or producer in the movie, television and digital businesses today and they will tell you that the challenges they face are more severe and confounding than ever. Industryites are grappling with profound concerns that cut to the heart of the traditional models to which Hollywood has adhered for decades.

Variety feels it best that our readers hear what’s on the minds of the media business’s best and brightest in their own words. We’ve put the phrase “Broken Hollywood” on our cover to reflect the candor with which the 22 luminaries we interviewed spoke. They weren’t shy about addressing the industry’s most pressing problems, which run the gamut from a declining movie audience — particularly among the vital younger demographic — and falling ratings in broadcast and cable TV, to an unacceptable lack of diversity in the creative ranks and executive suites, and inadequate audience measurement across platforms. »

- Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein

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