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American Horror Story: Freak Show's New Poster Is Glamorous and Understatedly Twisted

6 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

American Horror Story: Freak Show's posters and trailers have been the stuff of beautiful nightmares and E! News' exclusive poster is no different. Everything looks totally glamorous and normal, right? Look a little closer. Two hands on one arm. Ryan Murphy, you twisted genius. The new season of American Horror Story is set in the 1950s where Jessica Lange is Elsa Mars, a "chanteuse" (Murphy's description, no word if she's elusive) and the owner of one of the last remaining freak shows in America. The German ex-pat is joined by her second-in-command Ethel Darling, the bearded lady, played by Kathy Bates. Other "freaks" include conjoined twins Bette and Dot (Sarah Paulson), »

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Mega-Producers Ryan Murphy, Howard Gordon to Host Hillary Clinton Super Pac Fundraiser

22 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Hillary Clinton, who along with husband Bill Clinton did a star turn at Iowa Senator Tom Harkin’s annual Democratic steak fry last weekend, may not have formally declared her presidential candidacy, but her Hollywood supporters are getting ready for the day she does. Homeland showrunner and producer Howard Gordon and his wife, Cambria Gordon, will host the Super Pac fundraiser at their Pacific Palisades home. Glee creator Ryan Murphy and his husband, David Miller, will co-chair the event, which also will feature a concert by three-time Academy Award-winning composer Burt Bacharach and an appearance by California Senator Barbara

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- Tina Daunt

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Ryan Murphy on 'Ahs: Freak Show': 'This season, once you die, you're dead'

15 September 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

By now, avid TV watchers know that each season of American Horror Story is an entirely new plot but with much of the same group of actors. Each installment also most importantly stems from the brilliant and imaginative minds of co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. For EW’s Fall TV Preview, on stands now, Murphy offered up some details from the New Orleans set of Ahs’s latest installment, Freak Show—about the titular group of entertainers in 1952 in Jupiter, Florida—which premieres Oct. 8 at 10pm on FX.

EW: Where did this come from? I know it’s something »

- Tim Stack

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New Teaser for American Horror Story: Freak Show, 'Big And Small'

15 September 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Season four of FX's hit drama series centers on the last freak show in America circa 1952. Created by Ryan Murphy, American Horror Story: Freak Show is scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, October 8th, at 10pm. American Horror Story: Freak Show stars series regulars Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, Gabourey Sidibe and Frances Conroy. Newcomers this season include Michael Chiklis, Patti Labelle, John Carroll Lynch, Wes Bentley, Frances Conroy, Denis O’Hare, Finn Wittrock, Jamie Brewer, and the Guinness World Record holder for world's smallest woman Jyoti Amge. »

- Pietro Filipponi

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"American Horror Story: Freak Show"

14 September 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images and footage from the fourth season of the FX anthology TV series "American Horror Story", created/produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk:

"...the fourth season, 'Freak Show', is set in Jupiter, Florida during the year 1952 and will center around one of the few remaining carnival freak shows..."

"If you look historically what happened in the year 1950, there's some more clues in that year," said series star Ryan Murphy.

"It's a period piece. We try and do the opposite of what we've done before. Jessica Lange has already started practicing her German accent so I'm very excited..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "American Horror Story: Freak Show"...

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- Michael Stevens

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TV News: Sleepy, Open, White, First, Supernatural

12 September 2014 4:47 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sleepy Hollow

Some new photos from the upcoming second season of Fox's "Sleepy Hollow" are up at TV Line. The shots confirm Ichabod makes it out of his coffin and finds Abbie as the pair set out to protect their not-so-sleepy town.


HBO has opted not to move forward with "The Normal Heart" and "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy's sexuality drama "Open". HBO reportedly wanted to re-develop the drama but ultimately Murphy opted against reconceiving the pilot.

The story was described as a multicharacter exploration of the complex, ever-evolving landscape of sexuality, monogamy and intimacy in relationships. Anna TorvScott SpeedmanMichelle Monaghan and Wes Bentley starred in the pilot. [Source: The Live Feed]

White Collar

USA Network has moved up the six-episode, sixth and final season of "White Collar" which was originally slated to air next year. Instead, the network plans to premiere the new season on November 6th this year. The »

- Garth Franklin

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New American Horror Story: Freak Show Image Confirms Pepper’s Return

12 September 2014 12:26 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

American Horror Story is well known for bringing back actors from previous seasons, but giving them new roles.  In American Horror Story: Freak Show, however, we’ve got an actress reprising her role from season 2.  Naomi Grossman played Pepper in American Horror Story: Asylum and now Freak Show will fill us in on what she was up to prior to being committed to Briarcliff. A while back, there was an American Horror Story call sheet leak and the document had Pepper’s name on it, so there’s been talk of Pepper’s return for a little while, but now, not only did show co-creator Ryan Murphy confirm it, but FX also unveiled a brand new still of Pepper in Freak Show.  Hit the jump to check it out.  American Horror Story: Freak Show begins on October 8th and also stars Sarah Paulson, Denis O’Hare, Kathy BatesAngela Bassett, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Sound off on 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' controversy: It's a prequel to 'Asylum''

12 September 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

(Left to right: Pepper in a 1952 freak show and Pepper in a 1964 asylum.) TV producer Ryan Murphy ("The Normal Heart," "Glee," "Nip/Tuck") is no stranger to controversy, but this week's "American Horror Story" news is one of the more shocking to come from his wheelhouse. Despite FX billing "American Horror Story" as a stand-alone anthology series every year, Murphy confirmed today that fan-favorite "Asylum" character Pepper (Naomi Grossman) would return in the upcoming "Freak Show" season, thus making 1952-set "Freak Show" an indirect prequel to "Asylum," which took place in 1964. Are you happy that "Freak Show" will be a prequel to "Asylum," or should "Ahs" have continued its stand-alone legacy? Vote in our poll below! -Break- "[We'll see] what happened to Pepper before she went to the asylum," Murphy told Entertainment Weekly. »

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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Bringing Back ‘Asylum’ Character

12 September 2014 7:41 AM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

One of the benefits of American Horror Story‘s anthology formula is that the same actors can return over and over again in different roles, as the series spans time from the 1960s setting of Asylum to the modern-day narrative of seasons like Murder House. The fact that many members of the principal cast – including Jessica Lange, Evan Peters and Taissa Farmiga – have returned in different roles has raised fan speculation over whether or not the various stories take place in the same universe, and whether there’s some bizarre form of reincarnation going on.

American Horror Story: Freak Show will have the earliest main setting of any of the seasons so far. Showrunners Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have set ...

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Ahs: The “Freak Show” has Pepper Pre-“Asylum”

12 September 2014 7:17 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Following call sheet-based rumors earlier this summer, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy has now confirmed the anthology series’ fourth run will make its first connection with another season: Naomi Grossman returning as Asylum favorite, Pepper.  If Asylum’s microcephalic character Pepper was a nod to Tod Browning’s classic Freaks—there’s never a shortage of nods on Ahs—then she’s […] »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Brings ‘Asylum’ Character Back

11 September 2014 9:06 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

For the first time, two seasons of Ryan Murphy‘s FX anthology series “American Horror Story” will have a real connection, firmly establishing them as existing in the same world. Actress Naomi Grossman confirmed via Twitter that she will be reprising her “Asylum” role as Pepper in the upcoming “Freak Show” season. See video: New ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Trailer Shows Off Kathy Bates’ Beard, Angela Bassett's Assets The confirmation follows several months of rumors that her “pinhead” character Pepper would recur in the new circus sideshow iteration of the series. “At Last!!! I can stop lying to you people! »

- Jason Hughes

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HBO not moving forward with Ryan Murphy's sexy Anna Torv lesbian drama

11 September 2014 5:45 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Somehow, Ryan Murphy’s ultra-sexy drama series is not getting made at HBO — despite starring Anna Torv, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jaimie Alexander, Michelle Monaghan, Scott Speedman and Wes Bentley.

HBO has shut the door on Open, the Glee and American Horror Story co-creator’s risque take on modern romance that was described as “a multicharacter exploration of the complex, ever evolving landscape of sexuality, monogamy and intimacy in relationships.”

The premium network’s programming president Michael Lombardo said in a statement: “After such a triumphant collaboration with The Normal Heart, everyone felt that Open was not the right next step for all involved. »

- James Hibberd

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HBO Not Moving Forward With Ryan Murphy Sexuality Drama 'Open'

11 September 2014 5:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

HBO has said no to Ryan Murphy. More than a year after ordering it to pilot, the premium cable network has opted to not move forward on the Glee and American Horror Story creator's sexuality drama Open, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. "After such a triumphant collaboration with The Normal Heart, everyone felt that Open was not the right next step for all involved," HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said in a statement. "However, we fully expect to work together again in the near future." Sources tell THR that HBO wanted to redevelop the drama but ultimately Murphy opted against reconceiving the pilot. Open was a multicharacter exploration of the complex, ever-evolving

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Scoop: HBO Not Moving Forward With Speedman-Torv Drama Open

11 September 2014 5:44 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

HBO has closed the door on Open.

TVLine has learned that the cabler is not moving forward with Ryan Murphy’s sex-and-relationships drama pilot, which starred Scott Speedman, Anna Torv, Wes Bentley, Michelle Monaghan and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Related Emmys 2014: The Normal Heart Takes Home Top Movie Prize

“After such a triumphant collaboration with The Normal Heart, everyone felt that Open was not the right next step for all involved,” said HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo. “However, we fully expect to work together again in the near future.”

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MGM Quietly Revives Orion Pictures

11 September 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Orion Pictures is alive again. The mini-major studio and distributor behind The Terminator, RoboCop and Best Picture Oscar winners Amadeus, Platoon, Dances With Wolves and The Silence Of The Lambs was acquired by MGM in 1997 after flailing financially through most of the 1980s and ’90s, but it fell off the map within a few short years. Now MGM quietly is positioning Orion Pictures as a specialty multiplatform distribution arm, starting with the October release of horror sequel The Town That Dreaded Sundown.

Deadline revealed this week that Orion will release the Jason Blum- and Ryan Murphy-produced low-budget slasher, which MGM is framing as the first new title from the revived brand. The familiar Orion constellation logo even caught some viewers’ eyes when it appeared in the film’s trailer yesterday. MGM is taking small steps; it won’t be launching the new Orion as a stand-alone initiative and »

- Jen Yamato

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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Will See A Fan Favourite Return

11 September 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Fans of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series American Horror Story might be pleased (or displeased?) to discover that the latest series Freak Show will be breaking a cardinal Ahs rule and will see one character making a reappearance, and that character will be Pepper from Asylum!

After a leaked call sheet with Naomi Grossman’s name sent Ahs fans in a frenzy back in July, creator Murphy has now revealed that she will indeed be reprising her role as the loveable maniac we watched in Asylum. But another interesting bit about Pepper’s return is the fact that Freak Show is set in 1952, and Asylum was set in 1964, so we will see Pepper’s origins! But how will she come into the story? By being a member of the travelling show led by Jessica Lange’s character Elsa Mars:

“What Elsa has done for 20 years is she goes around to »

- Lucy Cave

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More Details on American Horror Story: Freak Show's Villain and Other Characters; Pepper Confirmed to Appear!

11 September 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Info on FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show" has been coming in slowly but surely, and in Entertainment Weekly’s Fall TV Preview we learn a bit more about all the characters...

...especially John Carroll Lynch's "Twisty the Clown" and a very popular one who's returning from "Asylum."

Per EW, this season’s main villain is a nasty fella (and murderer) named Twisty the Clown, portrayed by Lynch, who has retired in Jupiter, Florida, and is not thrilled by the arrival of the freak show.

“He’s out to make their lives a living hell,” explained "Ahs" exec producer Ryan Murphy. “He’s wearing a mask on the lower part of his face, and there comes a point in the season where he takes the mask off, and when you see what’s under, you will faint in terror.”

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- Debi Moore

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American Horror Story: Freak Show Bringing Fan-Favorite Asylum Character Back!

11 September 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

American Horror Story: Freak Show is bringing back Pepper! A leaked call sheet from production in New Orleans revealed the return and Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that the Asylum character will appear in season four. Naomi Grossman played the character in the 1960s-set American Horror Story: Asylum. Freak Show is set in the 1950s, so the timing works out. Co-creator Ryan Murphy reuses actors in the series, but this is the first time the characters are bleeding through seasons. This is you right now, right? "We thought about it long and hard and we decided that it was interesting to do," Murphy told EW. American Horror Story: Freak Show is set in Florida in the 1950s. Jessica Lange »

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Yes, fan favorite Pepper will return to 'American Horror Story'

11 September 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

This season of American Horror Story: Freak Show is shaping up to be one of the most memorable so far, in part due to one majorly terrifying clown, conjoined twins, and a gal with three boobs. But now EW can exclusively confirm a rumor that fans have been buzzing about for months: Ahs: Asylum fan favorite Pepper, a Briarcliff patient played by Naomi Grossman, will indeed appear on Freak Show.

In late July, what appeared to be an Ahs call sheet leaked and listed Pepper, which sent fans into a tizzy. Well, it turns out all the rumors were true. »

- Tim Stack

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‘Glee’ Bringing Back 4 More Original Castmembers for Final Season

10 September 2014 7:58 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Four more members of the original cast of “Glee” will be back for the series’ final season. Jenna Ushkowitz, Jayma Mays, Mark Salling and Dianna Agron will all reprise their roles on the sixth season, individuals close to production told TheWrap. Ushkowitz, who was also a regular on Season 5, will be on-set in the next two weeks. Salling and Agron will be shooting their scenes sometime this month. Mays’ schedule is yet to be determined. Also read: ‘Glee’ Order Dropped to 13 Episodes Series co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy had previously said anyone from the previous or present cast who wanted. »

- Ryan O'Connell

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