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American Horror Story: Coven went off the rails somewhat, but the great thing about Ryan Murphy‘s FX anthology horror series is that each season is a fresh start. The next season, American Horror Story: Freak Show, will see many of the same cast and crew heading to 1950s Florida, where a “dark entity” emerges. While […]
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- Angie Han
If you think being alone on Valentine’s Day is scary, the second month of the year just got a lot worse for you.
Emma Roberts and Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka are set to star together in the horror/thriller film February. Osgood Perkins, the son of Psycho actor Anthony Perkins who himself appeared in Legally Blonde and Star Trek, will write and direct. The story centers on Rose and Kat, two girls mysteriously left alone by their parents at their all-girls prep school during winter break when one becomes possessed by an unseen evil force.
Roberts is no »
- Jake Perlman
American Horror Story is a unique offering among today’s popular and award-winning television series. Not simply because of its bizarre and at times horrifying premises, but because it has premises, as in multiple – a new one each season, in fact.
Ryan Murphy’s anthology horror series has previously dealt with threats from a haunted house, an insane asylum, and most recently a coven of witches in the Bayou. For its fourth season on FX – apply named American Horror Story: Freak Show – a creepy carnival will serve as the setting.
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- Sarah Moran
FX has revealed the first cast photo for “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” which will premiere on October 8. The latest installment in Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology features “Ahs” alums Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts and Denis O’Hare, along with series newcomers Michael Chiklis, Patti Labelle, Finn Wittrock and John Carroll Lynch.
“Freak Show” begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.
- Laura Prudom
"It's darker than Coven; it feels very unique [...] It feels like a Douglas Sirk movie; it's very 1952 presentational and then the horror is an unexpected jab. As opposed to last year, which was crazy camera work and comedy. This year feels different. The special-ability cast that we have is amazing and I feel so thrilled because for so many of them, it was their dream to be actors and they didn't have any opportunities. There's a great community. They feel part of something perhaps for the first time in their life and that's an amazing thing that I was really emotional about when I was directing them." - American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy »
- Tambay A. Obenson
It seems that with each passing day we're given some new morsel of information, or maybe a visual or two, pertaining to this upcoming season of "American Horror Story" (this one with the truly blood-curdling subtitle of "Freak Show"). When the series isn't busy winning Emmys (congrats Jessica!), it's engaged in the tease, getting us prepared for a new season that takes place in a community in Florida known for its rather freaky inhabitants. Today we have a new teaser for the season, plus the first image of the entire cast in full regalia.
The photo comes courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter, but is damnably low-resolution, so a lot of what we're describing is educated guesswork. But in the photo you can see Sarah Paulson as a two-headed woman, Michael Chiklis as a strongman, Kathy Bates as a bearded woman, Angela Bassett as a woman with three-breasts (seriously! Look at »
- Drew Taylor
Should you good, honest, hard-working telly-watching folk really have to pay for the latest in telly scoop and UK air-dates? The Tube Talk Q&A team says... no!
Now we're not suggesting you pilfer a listings mag from your local newsagent - keep it right here for the all the latest (free!) TV buzz. All we ask for in return is your appreciation.
Any news on a third season of In The Flesh?
When director of BBC Televison Danny Cohen spoke recently about BBC Three shows transitioning to the major channels, In The Flesh didn't come up - with Cohen singling out Our War and The Call Centre at the Edinburgh TV Festival.
But don't »
At this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards, Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story won two of the three categories for which it was nominated — Jessica Lange won Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie and Kathy Bates won for best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. Both Lange and Bates will be returning for the upcoming season of American Horror Story, subtitled Freak Show. Lange will be playing a German ex-pat managing a freak show while Bates will portray Effil Darling. The two will be joined by many new and returning cast members including fellow Emmy Award nominee, Matt Bomer, for a single episode guest starring role.
As the premiere date for Freak Show draws closer, new promos for the season offer more insight into the kinds of attractions Lange’s character may display in her side show. A ...
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- Molly Freeman
So far, we know that FX's “American Horror Story: Freak Show” will feature a two-headed woman. And the world's smallest woman. And now, apparently, a three-legged aerialist. A new promo for the latest installment of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's creepy anthology series has been released and, while it's as brief and bewildering as the other sneak peeks that have been released, one thing's for sure: It isn't lacking in the limbs department. See video: ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Releases Creepy, Split-Tongued Teaser The blink-and-you'll-miss-it snippet features a person flying through the air with the greatest of ease on a. »
- Tim Kenneally
Kathy Bates as the bearded lady. Michael Chiklis as the strong man. A two-headed Sarah Paulson. Sword eaters and oh so much more. That's just a hint of what's to come, judging from The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive cast art for American Horror Story: Freak Show (below). This is the first look at what co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have in store for the upcoming fourth season of the FX anthology series. Season four of the FX anthology starts in Florida, circa 1952, and centers on a "troupe of curiosities" that arrives at the same time that a
- Lesley Goldberg
The Emmys proved a big night not just for the winners, but for the causes they support as well.
Winning his third Emmy for his role as Jesse Pinkman in “Breaking Bad,” Aaron Paul took the opportunity to thank his wife Lauren Parsekian, and made special note of the work she has done with the Kind Campaign, an anti-bullying program that she founded in 2009 with friend Molly Thompson.
“…And to my wife, my God, thank you for marrying me,” Paul said. “Thank you for dedicating your life to spread kindness across the world. We all appreciate it. If you guys don’t know what she does, look up ‘Kind Campaign.’ Do yourself and your children a favor: Kind Campaign.”
Paul’s heartfelt shout out generated so much buzz that the campaign’s website crashed almost immediately after the actor named it just after 7 p.m. Pt, and stayed down until somewhere between 5 and 6 a. »
- Shelli Weinstein
One of the standout moments from this year’s Emmys was undeniably the taped segment in which comedian Billy Eichner and host Seth Meyers ran around the streets of New York quizzing (or simply yelling at) people about the awards. And it wouldn’t have happened if Eichner had not decided to send a “ballsy” (his word) email to Meyers’ producer, Mike Shoemaker.But thanks to Eichner’s initiative, the evening had a refreshing dose of absurdity. In the segment, which mimicked the structure of the recurring games on Eichner’s Billy on the Street, Eichner called out the Academy’s snubbing of Tatiana Maslany, »
- Esther Zuckerman
According to a recent report from TV Line, the "American Horror Story" season 4 "Freak Show" folks have added actor, Matt Bomer (left), to their payroll to portray a new, mystery male that will reportedly offer up some warped action to the plotllne. Other than that, the details are very scarce for his character. The name for his character is also currently unknown. Executive Producer, Ryan Murphy, did offer up some words about the new role, stating: "I try to get him to do everything for me. I sent him a text that said, ‘First right of refusal, here’s the role.’ It’s very…warped.” Matt Bomer's acting credits include a role in "White Collar." Matt's Ahs 4 role will just be a guest spot, so he'll probably be in and out pretty fast. Season 4 is set to debut on Wednesday night, October 8th at 10pm on FX. Stay tuned. »
Variety was inside Hollywood’s Emmy afterparties as TV’s finest celebrated their golden night with plenty of champagne, dancing and trophy gazing.
Here’s our party timeline:
8:12 p.m. With its impressive haul of Emmy loot — including a best comedy win for “Modern Family” — the mood is festive and upbeat at Fox’s Emmy night fete at Vibiana, where the spread includes roasted fingerling potatoes and field green salad.
8:34 p.m. And Espresso cheesecake donuts!
See Also: More Photos from the Emmy After Parties
- Variety Staff
Did ''The Normal Heart'' practically get shut out at the Emmys by the same anti-gay fears that hurt ''Brokeback Mountain" at the Oscars? Ryan Murphy's HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer's 1985 play about the early days of AIDS was one of last season's most acclaimed telefilms. In June, it won Best TV Movie at the Critics' Choice Awards, where Matt Bomer also won Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries. At GoldDerby.com, ''The Normal Heart'' was the overwhelming favorite to win Best TV Movie (14 out of 14 Experts), Supporting Actor (for Bomer, 14 out of 14), Directing (for Murphy, 11 out of 14) and Screenplay (for Larry Kramer, 10 out of 14). -Break- See complete list of Emmy winners and nominations Instead, ''The Normal Heart'' watched one Emmy nomination after another crash and burn, losing three of its bids to ''Sherlock: The Last Vow'': Bomer lost to Martin F. »
One thing you should know about me: I am a pro-rationalizer. I don’t enjoy disliking things, especially when it comes to movies and TV shows. So many people, so much hard work, so on and so forth. Take for example, this one time, on the way home from seeing the third Paranormal Activity movie. I was so invested in the series I went to every midnight showing. I loved them. And then that movie played its final 20 mins, and it was fucking garbage. It was the American Horror Story: Coven of movies before Coven was even around.* Seriously, was Ryan Murphy a creative consultant for the ending of that movie? But, still, on that ride home, ridden with disappointment and rage, I clung to one aspect of the movie I liked »
- Adam Armstrong
Last night the 2014 Emmy Award winners were announced with "Breaking Bad" taking home top honors with five wings including Outstanding Drama Series, followed by "Modern Family" with three wins including Outstanding Comedy Series. FX programs "American Horror Story: Coven" and "Fargo" each took home two awards including an Outstanding Miniseries win for "Fargo". Meanwhile, new shows such as "Orange is the New Black" and "Silicon Valley" went home empty handed and for all the fanfare it received in its first season, including 12 Emmy nominations, "True Detective" only took home one win, that being for director Cary Joji Fukunaga". Personally, I don't give a lick about the Emmys, it's right there with the Grammys in terms of worthless awards shows for me. It's a show wherein people must nominate themselves and while most award shows are no better, this one is down there near the bottom for me. So, with that said, »
- Brad Brevet
Breaking Bad’s amazing final season always meant that it was a likely winner come awards season. However, the debut of the critically acclaimed True Detective earlier this year did leave many wondering whether it might rob the end to Walter White’s story of one final sweep of prizes at last night’s Emmy Awards.
As it turns out, Breaking Bad would end up being rewarded for those amazing final episodes, though True Detective did earn a very well deserved award for director Cary Joji Fukunaga (who helmed all eight instalments).
The UK was represented by Sherlock, and that too did exceptionally well, walking away with Emmys for Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and writer Steven Moffat. Looking at the results, it’s hard to imagine anyone being too upset with the results, though many Game of Thrones fans won’t be happy to see that it was again snubbed. »
- Josh Wilding
America’s version of the TV BAFTA’s, The Emmy Awards took place in Los Angeles last night. The cream of the televisual crop were out in force to celebrate the occasion. Whilst several big name shows including Game of Thrones and True Detective where up for several categories, it was Breaking Bad that scooped-up the main acting prizes which are whole-heartedly deserved and a fitting way to say goodbye to the show which ended last year.
Other shows that performed well were comedy series Modern Family for which Ty Burrell won best actor, and American Horror Story: Coven which saw both Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates take home the big acting trophies. Everyone’s favourite British sleuth also did well as Benedict Cumberbatch won for his role in series Sherlock. See below for the winners list in full and we’ve also put in the moving tribute from Billy Crystal for his friend, »
- Kat Smith
The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place last night, with Breaking Bad scooping five awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Oustanding Lead Actor (Bryan Cranston), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Aaron Paul), Oustanding Supporting Actress (Anna Gunn) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
Modern Family was also celebrating, taking Outstanding Comedy Series for the fifth consecutive year, , along with Outstanding Supporting Actor (Ty Burrell) and Outstanding Directing, while there was wins for American Horror Story: Coven, Sherlock, The Good Wife, The Big Bang Theory and Fargo.
Check out a full list of the Emmy winners here…
Outstanding Drama Series
“Breaking Bad” (AMC) (*Winner)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Detective” (HBO)
Outstanding Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Modern Family” (ABC) (*Winner)
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
- Gary Collinson
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