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Take Me To The Pilots '14: Fox's 'Red Band Society'

1 hour ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

[In case you've Forgotten, and as I will continue to mention each and every one of these posts that I do: This is *not* a review. Pilots change. Sometimes a lot. Often for the better. Sometimes for the worse. But they change. Actual reviews will be coming in September and perhaps October (and maybe midseason in some cases). This is, however, a brief gut reaction to not-for-air pilots. I know some people will be all "These are reviews." If you've read me, you've read my reviews and you know this isn't what they look like.] Show: "Red Band Society" (Fox) The Pitch: "Teens who might have nothing in common otherwise are brought together in group that equalizes them and allows them to support each other... You might remember another recent Fox show like that." "Ah. Ampu-Glee." Quick Response: Yes, Margaret Nagle's "Red Band Society" is based on a format from Spain, but the comparisons to "Glee" are inevitable and unavoidable. And rather than even trying to avoid those associations, Fox and ABC Studios brought in Alfonso Gomez-Rejon to direct and since Gomez-Rejon is basically the in-house director for Ryan Murphy, you get a show that sounds and feels like "Glee" (minus the songs), but also looks and is paced like "Glee" (minus the songs). There's a lot of snarky, reference-based humor, but then there's also a lot of effective earnestness and it helps that so much of the young cast -- Charlie Rowe, Ciara Bravo »

- Daniel Fienberg

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MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Doused With Ice Water Courtesy of Fox News’ Shepard Smith (Video)

31 July 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

MSNBC and Fox News may be rival networks, but its employees aren't above coming together for a good cause. Rachel Maddow allowed herself to be drenched in ice-cold water on her show Wednesday, making good on the “Ice Water Challenge” presented to her by Fox News mainstay Shepard Smith, who successfully completed the uncomfortable challenge himself earlier in July. “I hate cold,” said Maddow nervously, with the bucket of ice water looming over her head. Also read: Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Murphy, Neil Patrick Harris Top Out's Power List “The Rachel Maddow Show” host did not back down, however. When the »

- Travis Reilly

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Emmy Writer and Director: The Nominees Who Knew Too Much

31 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Documents, images and consultants’ testimony can lend unexpected dimension to a narrative in development. This year’s Emmy writing and directing nominees remind us that research changes a story because it changes the storyteller — it lobs a curve at preconceptions or perspective.

Some writers bring the best research of all: personal experience. For Nic Pizzolatto, a south Louisiana upbringing meant he could write “True Detective” “from my memory and my perception … keyed towards the environment I knew we would find there.” But Ryan Murphy didn’t know the Crescent City from Adam before “American Horror Story: Coven,” having to persuade local residents en route.

“The city, to be honest, was a little nervous about us … but I really wanted to send a love letter to New Orleans, the mystery and magic of it,” Murphy says. Once early episodes evidenced six months of diligent, respectful research, “doors formerly closed were opened to us. »

- Bob Verini

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Meet Ahs: Freak Show's Big Bad Villain, and See Who Else Is In!

28 July 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Hot off the American Horror Story: Freak Show plot details, we're rounding up the ever-growing cast of the next season - including John Carroll Lynch, the latest star announced by Ryan Murphy. FX's horror hit is never the same two seasons in a row, but it does feature some of the same actors in new roles, and we already know Sarah Paulson's new look is a unique one. Take a look at who is coming to town for the Freak Show! »

- Maggie Pehanick

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Cast Reveals Characters, Tease Villain At Comic-Con

27 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

American Horror Story hit Comic-Con for the first time on Saturday night, where they announced the stars set for season 4 Freak Show.

Ahs: Freak Show Cast Reveals Characters

The anthology series’ fourth season will focus on the last American freak show in 1950’s Florida. Returning cast members include Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Evan Peters and Denis O’Hare. New cast members Michael Chiklis (The Shield), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games) and Finn Wittrock (The Normal Heart) are joining the Ahs troupe.

Let the #FreakShow begin! pic.twitter.com/wHyFN7Fr4K

Emma Roberts (@RobertsEmma) July 27, 2014

Roberts will play Maggie, Paulson will star as Bette and Dot Tattler while Bates will play Effil Darling, and Chiklis will play her ex-husband, Wendell Del Toreado, who is now married to Bassett’s Desiere Dupree. Peters is playing Jimmy Darling, son of Bates’ Effil and »

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Comic-Con: American Horror Story: Coven Cast and Producer Reflect Back on the Latest Installment and Tease American Horror Story: Freak Show

27 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Comic-Con welcomed the cast of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story:  Coven for the first time since the anthology premiered on October 2011.  The hour opened with a video presentation that highlighted the season in its entirety before the cast was brought on stage.  Those in attendance were executive producer Tim Minear and cast members:  Angela BassettKathy BatesSarah PaulsonEvan PetersEmma Roberts, and the newest actor to join the Ahs family, Michael Chiklis.  The FX drama is known for pushing the boundaries when it comes to violence and horror, and based on what was discussed in Saturday’s panel, the next installment will be taking that up a notch or two. The laughs abounded among the cast members and the audience as they thought back to Coven’s most memorable scenes.  And while Bates joked that Murphy is quite difficult to work with, the consensus was that the »

- Elena Butler

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Birdseed boobs and babies: Highlights from the Women Who Kick Ass Comic-Con panel

26 July 2014 10:12 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

San Diego - What does it mean to be a lady who kicks ass at Comic-Con? It means sitting through a quiet but thoughtful and meaningful panel before Marvel took the main stage at Hall H on Saturday night. Sarah Paulson of "American Horror Story," Nicole Beharie of "Sleepy Hollow," Maisie Williams and Natalie Dormer of "Game of Thrones," Katey Sagal of "Sons of Anarchy" and Tatiana Maslany of "Orphan Black" took on questions from fans and the moderator during the now-annual Women Who Kick Ass discussion at Sdcc. They talked on topics from makeup and beauty standards to stunt coordination advice to what pisses them off. Below are some of the highlights from the varied panelists. Will the plutonic relationship between Nicole Beharie's "Sleepy Hollow" character Abbie and co-lead Ichabod Crane "stick," try not to take it down the romantic path as shows tend to do? Beharie: "I certainly hope not. »

- Katie Hasty

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[Comic-Con 2014] American Horror Story: Freak Show Panel Reveals Character List, John Carroll Lynch to Play Villain

26 July 2014 8:51 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

American Horror Story made its Sdcc debut tonight, and while no footage of the upcoming Freak Show installment was revealed, a more detailed list of key characters was unveiled, and a new addition to the cast was announced. 

Taking place in the relatively small Room 6De, the American Horror Story panel featured the show’s Executive Producer Tim Minear and cast members who took part in last year’s American Horror Story: Coven and/or the upcoming American Horror Story: Freak Show. Though some of the following characters have been unveiled already, this is the most detailed character list yet revealed:

Jessica Lange is Elsa Mars Emma Roberts is Maggie Sarah Paulson plays Siamese twins Bette and Dot Tattler Michael Chiklis is Wendell Del Toredo, husband of Desiree and ex-husband of Effil Angela Bassett is Del Toredo’s wife Desiree Duprée Kathy Bates is Effil Darling, Del Toredo’s ex-wife »

- Derek Anderson

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American Horror Story Season 4 New Mystery Male Arriving For Action,New Details

25 July 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

According to a recent report from TV Line, the American Horror Story season 4: Freak Show folks have casts actor, Finn Wittrock (left), to protray a new mystery role. Producer, Ryan Murphy, hit up his official Twitter account to dish out the news with the following words: "Thrilled to announce the very talented Finn Wittrock has joined the cast of Freak Show!" Of course, he didn't deliver any details about the new character, so it will unfortunately remain a mystery for now. As previously reported, the new season 4 will revolve around the last freak show in America circa 1952. Finn Wittrock's acting credits include roles in 'All my Children," Normal Heart, an arc on Masters of Sex and guest spots on Criminal Minds, Harry’s Law and Torchwood. Season 4 is due to debut on Wednesday night, October 15th, 2014 at 10pm on FX. »

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American Horror Story: Freak Show Adds Finn Wittrock

25 July 2014 9:56 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last fall, American Horror Story took viewers to a New Orleans coven and this year the show is transporting fans to a freak show in 1950′s Florida. We’re always excited to see who Ryan Murphy gets to join the cast of American Horror Story each season, and with the bulk of American Horror Story: Freak Show‘s main cast already set, a new addition to the show has been announced.

Ryan Murphy announced via Twitter yesterday that Finn Wittrock has joined the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Wittrock played Albert in Murphy’s 2013 movie adaption of Larry Kramer’s play, The Normal Heart. The actor also had a recurring role on Showtime’s Masters of Sex TV series and played Cody in 2004′s Halloweentown High.

It’s unknown at this time what character Wittrock will play, but American Horror Story has a panel this Saturday night at »

- Derek Anderson

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Jaimie Alexander Films '.Broken Vows'

24 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Actress Jaimie Alexander was spotted on the set of Broken Vows with costar Wes Bentley on Thursday.

Jaimie Alexander films 'Broken Vows'

Alexander was captured exiting her trailer on the La set, wearing a bathrobe. Elsewhere on set, Bentley, best known for playing Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games, walked around shirtless on the lot. Carrying a box of food, Bentley put his character's ample tattoos on full display.

In Broken Vows, Bentley plays a man named Patrick, who goes on a downward spiral after getting a rejection from a women named Tara (Alexander) he was hoping to seduce. Though he appears charming, Patrick is a troubled soul. Also starring in the film are Cam Gigandet, Alexandra Breckinridge and Matt Gerald. Bram Coopens is directing the feature from a script by Jim Agnew and Sean Keller.

Alexander, who shot to superstardom playing Sif in the Thor films, had »

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Jaimie Alexander Films '.Broken Vows' With Wes Bentley

24 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Actress Jaimie Alexander was spotted on the set of Broken Vows with costar Wes Bentley on Thursday.

Jaimie Alexander films 'Broken Vows'

Alexander was captured exiting her trailer on the La set, wearing a bathrobe. Elsewhere on set, Bentley, best known for playing Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games, walked around shirtless on the lot. Carrying a box of food, Bentley put his character's ample tattoos on full display.

In Broken Vows, Bentley plays a man named Patrick, who goes on a downward spiral after getting a rejection from a women named Tara (Alexander) he was hoping to seduce. Though he appears charming, Patrick is a troubled soul. Also starring in the film are Cam Gigandet, Alexandra Breckinridge and Matt Gerald. Bram Coopens is directing the feature from a script by Jim Agnew and Sean Keller.

Alexander, who shot to superstardom playing Sif in the Thor films, had »

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'American Horror Story' Enlists 'Normal Heart' Alum

24 July 2014 4:50 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Ryan Murphy is bringing one of his young The Normal Heart co-stars to FX's Freak Show. The prolific showrunner announced Thursday via Twitter that Finn Wittrock has joined the fourth season of his FX anthology American Horror Story. "Thrilled to announce the very talented Finn Wittrock has joined the cast of Freak Show!" Murphy tweeted. Photos THR Goes On Set With 'American Horror Story: Coven' It's unclear just how big of a role or what character Wittrock will portray on the anthology series from Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Wittrock, who broke out on All My Children and whose credits

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- Lesley Goldberg

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More American Horror Story Casting News: A Fresh Face Is Heading to the Freak Show

24 July 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

"American Horror Story" is known for recycling a regular group of actors each season, but for the upcoming Chapter 4, "Freak Show," a new face is entering the mix in the form of Finn Wittrock ("Masters of Sex," "All My Children").

Series creator/exec producer Ryan Murphy tweeted the news today, and if you saw his recent TV movie The Normal Heart for HBO, you'll surely recognize Wittrock from that.

"American Horror Story: Freak Show" begins in October. But first "Ahs: Coven" is heading to the San Diego Comic-Con on July 26th, where the powers-that-be are sure to drop a few more clues about what we'll find in the "Freak Show" so stay tuned!

Jessica Lange, Denis O'Hare, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie Brewer, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Finn Wittrock, and Michael Chiklis star in "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Guest stars include Wes Bentley, »

- Debi Moore

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Finn Wittrock Joins American Horror Story: Freak Show

24 July 2014 11:43 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As with most Ryan Murphy shows, viewers usually either love or hate American Horror Story. And with its campy, creepy, envelope-pushing storylines and characters, I’d definitely in the first camp of thought about it. This fall, Ahs is coming back for a fourth season, promisingly titled American Horror Story: Freak Show, and I can’t wait to see what the batty showrunner has up his sleeve. One especially exciting aspect of the fourth series is its cast – in addition to many series regulars, Freak Show has been announced to include new blood like Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley and now Finn Wittrock.

The casting of the All My Children alum, who worked with Murphy on the acclaimed HBO movie The Normal Heart and also had an arc on the Showtime series Masters of Sex, was revealed by Murphy via Twitter:

Thrilled to announce the very talented Finn Wittrock has joined the cast of Freak Show! »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' casts 'All My Children' actor

24 July 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The Freak Show just added another performer. FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show has cast All My Children alum Finn Wittrock. Co-creator Ryan Murphy announced the hire on Twitter Thursday:

Thrilled to announce the very talented Finn Wittrock has joined the cast of Freak Show!— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 24, 2014

Murphy previously worked with Wittrock on his HBO movie The Normal Heart, and last year he had an arc on Showtime’s Masters of Sex.

Freak Show, debuting in October, is set in Florida in the 1950s, and stars Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange and Evan Peters. Earlier this week, FX »

- James Hibberd

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Freak Show Adds All My Children Alum

24 July 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

All My Children alum Finn Wittrock is the latest fresh face to get pulled into American Horror Story‘s upcoming Freak Show.

Related Freak Show Boss Ryan Murphy Reveals Two-Headed Character

Ahs cocreator Ryan Murphy — who previously cast Wittrock in the HBO movie The Normal Heart — touted the news on Twitter Thursday, offering (of course) no character details:

Thrilled to announce the very talented Finn Wittrock has joined the cast of Freak Show!—

Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 24, 2014

The latest edition of FX’s anthology hit (premiering this fall) centers on the last freak show in America circa 1952 and stars Ahs vets Jessica Lange, »

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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Casts ‘All My Children’ Vet Finn Wittrock

24 July 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Finn Wittrock is going to get his “Freak” on. The “All My Children” vet has been cast in “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” the latest iteration of Ryan Murphy‘s FX anthology series. Murphy made the announcement via Twitter on Tuesday, writing, “Thrilled to announce the very talented Finn Wittrock has joined the cast of Freak Show!” Also read: Neil Patrick Harris May Join Ryan Murphy's ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ As with most casting announcements revolving around “American Horror Story,” details about the character were not forthcoming. The upcoming “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” set in 1950s Florida »

- Tim Kenneally

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show': Finn Wittrock Cast In Horror Series

23 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

American Horror Story: Freak Show is adding All My Children actor Finn Wittrock to the all-star cast.

Finn Wittrock Joins 'Freak Show' Cast

Wittrock’s casting was announced by American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy on Twitter. “Thrilled to announce the very talented Finn Wittrock has joined the cast of Freak Show,” Murphy wrote.

Thrilled to announce the very talented Finn Wittrock has joined the cast of Freak Show!

Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 24, 2014

Murphy has previously worked with Wittrock on the Emmy-nominated HBO movie The Normal Heat, which starred Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer and Taylor Kitsch.

Aside from American Horror Story and A Normal Heart, Wittrock is best known for his arc on Showtime's Masters of Sex and appearing in 2014 flicks Winter’s Tale and Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. Later this year, Wittrock will be seen in Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut about Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini, »

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FX's John Landgraf Clarifies 'True Detective' Remarks: It's 'Truly Great'

23 July 2014 2:21 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

FX CEO John Landgraf wants everyone to know that he thinks HBO's True Detective is a good show. The executive, speaking to reporters earlier this week at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, praised HBO's Emmy-nominated anthology series — but a handful of major outlets misinterpreted his remarks. (The Hollywood Reporter was not among them.) Story FX's John Landgraf on 'American Horror Story,' 'Tyrant' and Late-Night Struggles Addressing FX's own anthology, Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story (the network also has anthology Fargo), Landgraf said in his opening remarks that True Detective creator "Nic Pizzolatto is doing it

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- Lesley Goldberg

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