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There’s already a slew of characters in play on American Horror Story: Freak Show, but when folks like Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka and Lily Rabe want in, you give them roles. Harris will guest-star on the 11th and 12th episodes while Burtka is set to make his appearance in the 13th, the season finale. As for Rabe, she’s going to be in episode 10. That’s the final episode before the holidays, so there’s a chance her character could be involved in whatever outrageous winter cliffhanger the writers come up with. Hit the jump for more on their roles. American Horror Story: Freak Show airs on FX on Wednesday nights at 10pm. The Harris/Burtka casting news comes from TV Line. They’re reporting that Harris will play “a chameleon salesman” while Burtka will step in for “a sexy storyline with Jessica Lange’s batty chanteuse.” Here »
- Perri Nemiroff
Neil Patrick Harris, best known for his role as Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother, has joined the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show. He will appear in Freak Show’s 11th and 12th episodes as a chameleon salesman, while his real life husband David Burtka will turn up in the season finale for “a sexy storyline with Jessica Lange’s batty chanteuse.”
Ryan Murphy, the co-creator of the show, has worked with Neil Patrick Harris in the past and have been looking to work together again. Murphy said a few months ago about a collaboration with Harris on Freak Show: “He had very specific ideas for what he wanted to do, and I had very specific ideas, so we’re working on melding those.”
Looks like the perfect role was arranged for Harris on the show.
American Horror Story: Freak Show airs Wednesdays, 10 p.m. on FX. »
- Thomas Roach
Lily Rabe Appearing On 'Freak Show'
Rabe will don hSister Mary Eunice's habit to film her scenes for Freak Show this weekend, according to Entertainment Weekly. As the time frame for Freak Show is before that of Asylum, she'll still be the demure nun from Asylum's earlier episodes. She'll be heading to the Jupiter, Florida freak show from Briarcliff to have a chat with Pepper – another character that originated in Asylum, played by Naomi Grossman.
Rabe, who currently stars on ABC's The Whispers, will appear in Freak Show's 10th episode of the season, which is the show's winter cliffhanger.
Neil Patrick Harris is returning back to TV for sure now. The funny man has officially joined the horror based series American Horror Story, which is a show that took the world by storm. At least for a temporary story line, as he will play a chameleon salesman for the 11th and 12th episodes. Best of all, his real life partner David Burtka will show up the season finale of the show. Neil was earlier invited to the show via Twitter, which Ryan Murphy gladly made sure did happen and even entertained his ideas.
We are happy for Neil as it seems as his career is heating up again. Ever since his old show ended he has found new gigs, including his own variety show. So a guest spot on the show is a great way to get himself prepared for his big return to TV, as well allow fans »
- Sarah Peel
Looks like Matt Bomer will be mixing business with leather on “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” “White Collar” star Bomer, who worked with “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy on HBO's “The Normal Heart,” reunites with Ryan on the fourth installment of FX's creepy anthology series. And now Out.com has an exclusive first look at Bomer in character for the show. Also read: Lily Rabe to Reprise ‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ Role in ‘Freak Show’ From the looks of things, Bomer is period-perfect for the season, which is set at a freak show in 1950s Florida, his hair slicked back in a. »
- Tim Kenneally
Things are about to get scary for Neil Patrick Harris and his new husband David Burtka - but in a good way! Both Harris and Burtka will be featured in upcoming episodes of American Horror Story: Freak Show, TVLine has confirmed. Newlywed Harris will appear in the 11th and 12th episodes of the Ryan Murphy drama as a "chameleon salesman" and Burtka will be featured in the 13th episode in a "sexy storyline" involving star Jessica Lange, according to the website. And the casting appears to be a dream come true for the former How I Met Your Mother star. »
- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA
Lily Rabe is back in the habit. The actress who played Sister Mary Eunice on FX's “American Horror Story: Asylum” will reprise her role on the latest season of Ryan Murphy‘s anthology series, subtitled “Freak Show.” Rabe has appeared in every season of “Ahs” up to this one, but up until now has played different characters. She is scheduled to shoot her scenes this weekend and will appear in episode 10, which will serve as the winter cliffhanger. »
- Travis Reilly
Filmmaker Gale Anne Hurd will receive the 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. The award will be presented to Hurd at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The Producers Guild of America made the announcement today.
“I am humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as the legendary producer David O. Selznick, and to receive an award in his name is truly an honor in and of itself,” said Hurd. “But even more important to me is the recognition it represents from my esteemed peers and colleagues at the Producers Guild of America.”
Gale Anne Hurd is one of the entertainment industry’s most esteemed producers of Academy Award-winning films and Emmy Award-winning programs that shatter box office and ratings records.
- Michelle McCue
Though his long-standing stint as Barney Stinson on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother has ended, Neil Patrick Harris’ excursion into other TV realms is just beginning, and American Horror Story: Freak Show fans may be excited by the news that Harris and his husband, fellow actor David Burtka, will guest star on Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology show later this season.
TVLine reports that Harris will guest star in the 11th and 12th episodes of FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show, while Burtka will appear in the season finale. Harris will play a “chameleon salesman”, with Burtka set to partake in a storyline involving Jessica Lange’s Elsa Mars.
“Season 4, Freak Show, is set in 1950s Juniper, Fl, and centers around one of the last remaining freak shows of the time.
American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The »
- Derek Anderson
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka are officially part of the freak show. The star of CBS's “How I Met Your Mother” and his husband were both cast on Ryan Murphy‘s hit FX series”American Horror Story: Freak Show” on Wednesday, a network spokeswoman told TheWrap. Harris, who was recently tapped to host the 2015 Oscars, will play a chameleon salesman on the anthology series’ final two episodes of the season. The actor had previously expressed an interest to join the show in July. ”Of course you can be on ‘Freak Show,'” series creator Murphy responded on Twitter. “I have a role I think. »
- Travis Reilly
Sister Mary Eunice, welcome to the Freak Show.
The naive nun — remember, Freak Show takes place before the events of Asylum, so Mary Eunice will be unsullied — will appear as part of the transfer of Pepper (another character first seen in Asylum) to Briarcliff. Rabe reportedly will shoot her scenes this weekend and appear in Episode 10.
American Horror Story: Freak Show is in session, but there are several cast members who haven't made an appearance so far. Creator Ryan Murphy loves casting a few guest spots throughout the series, and we have yet to see Matt Bomer and a handful of other hotly anticipated stars, including the newly announced Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka. At this point, we know who everyone is playing and identified the best characters to be for Halloween. Take a look at everyone in the cast, and check out who we still get to look forward to! »
Ryan Murphy is making Neil Patrick Harris' American Horror Story dreams come true. The FX anthology has officially closed a deal with Harris and his husband, David Burtka, to guest-star on Freak Show, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. As first reported by TV Line, the duo will guest-star in the final two episodes of season four. Harris will appear in the final two episodes as a chameleon salesman, while Burtka will be in the finale in a storyline with Jessica Lange's freak show boss character, Elsa Mars. Ahs all-star Lily Rabe will also return to the FX anthology and reprise her
- Lesley Goldberg
The host of the upcoming Oscars and his husband David Burtka will have a guest starring role in the current installment of the FX anthology, Variety confirmed Wednesday.
Harris will appear as a salesman in the last two episodes of the season, while Burtka will be involved in a storyline with Jessica Lange’s character, Elsa Mars. In July, Harris admitted that he would love to join the horror hit, saying that he reached out to creator Ryan Murphy.
“I wrote a letter to Ryan asking if I can be in it, even though I wasn’t even available to be in it,” Harris told EW Radio. “To do one that involves any kind of freak, circus nonsense is going to be so unsettling to watch. Can’t wait! »
- Alex Stedman
After a bunch of not-so-subtle hints pointed directly at American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, Neil Patrick Harris will make a cameo on this season's Freak Show. Woo-hoo! Turns out, if you're famous and make a good enough argument (read: "Please"), then you can pretty much cameo on whatever you want. Neil will bring along his husband David Burtka in the show's final two episodes "as a chameleon salesman." Burtka will appear in the show's season finale, TV Line reports, as part of "a sexy storyline with Jessica Lange’s batty chanteuse." »
- Lindsey Weber
FX American Horror Story Freak Show Monsters Among Us TV Show Review. American Horror Story: Season 4, Episode 1: Monsters Among Us is the fourth installment of the anthology series by show runners Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, taking us back to the early 50‘s in Jupiter, Florida…the end of an [...]
Continue reading: TV Review: American Horror Story: Season 4, Episode 1: Monsters Among Us [FX] »
- Eden Tirl
Neil Patrick Harris‘ stellar year continues. After Twitter talk of joining Ryan Murphy‘s American Horror Story: Freak Show earlier this summer, TVLine has confirmed that he’ll appear on the show this season, and he’s bringing husband David Burtka along with him.
According to TVLine, Nph will guest on the final two episodes of Freak Show, with Burtka joining the finale in a “sexy storyline with Jessica Lange’s batty chanteuse.” All this on top of prepping for the 2015 Oscars and putting up with way too many questions about his final Gone Girl scene? Somehow we think he’ll figure it out.
Get ready for the couple’s upcoming endeavor by remembering how gosh darn adorable their family is, below.
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- Emily Exton
It’s unclear who dubbed Gale Anne Hurd the “First Lady of Sci-Fi,” but it’s a title she owns with every fiber of her being. James Cameron's former confidante (and wife), Hurd started as an executive assistant to Roger Corman before producing such films as "The Terminator," "Aliens," "The Abyss," "Tremors," "The Relic," "Armageddon," Ang Lee's "Hulk," "and "Aeon Flux.” Today, she’s more popular ever, the matriarch and hype woman of the highest rated cable television show, AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” For her undeniable contributions to the world of blockbuster cinema, the Producers Guild of America has announced that it will bestow Hurd with its highest honor. The PGA announced today that Gale Anne Hurd will receive the 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. Previous winners include Barbara Broccoli & Michael G. Wilson, the producers behind the James Bond franchise, Working Title Films’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, »
- Matt Patches
TVLine has confirmed exclusively that Harris and his real-life husband, David Burtka, are set to guest-star on FX’s anthology smash.
Harris will appear in Freak Show‘s 11th and 12th episodes as a chameleon salesman, while Burtka will turn up in the season finale (Episode 13) in what I’m told is a sexy storyline with Jessica Lange’s batty chanteuse.
Cross another item off Neil Patrick Harris's bucket list!
The actor has been booking roles left and right recently - the Oscars hosting gig and an NBC variety special - and now, he's achieved another dream: appearing on "American Horror Story: Freak Show." And he'll do so with husband David Burtka!
This past summer, Harris revealed that he was dying to guest star on the FX drama. Creator Ryan Murphy responded on Twitter that he had the perfect role in mind.
TV Line reports that role is as a chameleon salesman in the final two episodes of "Ahs: Freak Show." Meanwhile, Burtka will appear opposite Jessica Lange in the finale in a "sexy storyline."
Murphy and Harris previously worked together on an episode of "Glee," for which Harris won an Emmy for Guest Actor in a Comedy. So, their second collaboration should be a good one.
"He had very »
- Kelly Woo
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