Articles for American Horror Story: Freak Show Season 1

FX is having a good year. The cable network scored major Emmy nominations for Justified and Louie, it‘s currently airing the final season of Rescue Me and FX just announced its fall schedule, with five shows premiering in September and October.  Read more »
The promos for FX‘s upcoming series American Horror Story fluctuate between the vaguely creepy to the downright disturbing. One of the four is of a couple making love, which seems innocuous enough, but another one is of a man taking a saw to his own gut. It‘s safe to say that show creator Ryan Murphy has taken a sharp detour from the saccharine-sweet world of Glee. So what can viewers expect from American Horror Story season 1?  Read more »
Denis O‘Hare is one of those actors that has his hand in everything.  I approached him at the FOX All Star Party to talk to him about a couple of my favorite roles of his, including the ruthless Russell Edgington from True Blood and liberal-minded Judge Abernathy from The Good Wife.  Funnily enough, he wasn‘t even there for either of those shows.  His new series, Ryan Murphy‘s new anti-Glee, American Horror Story, premieres this fall on FX.  I first asked O‘Hare about what was most important to me:  Any chance of him coming back to True Blood?  O‘Hare said, "I‘ll repeat to you what I‘ve heard Alan Ball say to others.  Russell is not dead.  If they wanted him dead, they would have killed him.  They mention his name so many times in season 4, I still feel like he‘s alive!"  Okay, so even if Russell is alive, would O‘Hare make the time in his already demanding schedule to come back to True Blood?  "In a heartbeat," O‘Hare quickly replied.  He loves the show, the cast, everything.   Read more »
American Horror Story (Wednesday at 10pm on FX) tries really hard to be more than just a show about a haunted house. The writing and acting are so stylized that you can feel co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (from Glee and Nip/Tuck) desperately hoping that if they put enough artistic bells and whistles on the show that it will magically become great. Instead, the result is an off-putting, jarring experience.  Read more »
The scares will continue on FX. The network‘s newest drama, American Horror Story, has been renewed for a second season. The show‘s premiere was the highest-rated start to any series on the network and the show is consistently getting more than 2.5 million viewers each week.  Read more »
And you thought the winter break for most shows meant little news? Tonight‘s casting roundup features a lot of them -- from a new guy on Wisteria Lane to a new (former) partner for Fizbo the clown. But first, let‘s go to Broadway, shall we? Read more »
It‘s not over yet for 2011, and these celebrity babies know it. With only weeks left before another year rings in, a few pregnant stars continue to make the headlines before this year finally wraps up.   Read more »
This year‘s Screen Actors Guild Awards almost felt like last year‘s ceremony, where the same people won the same awards (more or less), but there were a few pleasant surprises in tonight‘s proceedings.But first, to the (in some cases, disappointing) non-surprises: HBO‘s Boardwalk Empire won both Best Ensemble in a Drama Series and Best Male Actor in a Drama Series (for Steve Buscemi), the same awards the show won last year. Betty White won her second SAG Award in  a row for her role in the comedy Hot in Cleveland, while Alec Baldwin won his sixth straight SAG Award (yes) for 30 Rock. Unfortunately, that meant a shut-out for Steve Carell, who was nominated for his final season in The Office.View all the nominees for this year‘s SAG Awards Read more »
This week‘s casting roundup includes a Broadway veteran, a Grammy winner, the arrival of a love rival and a reunion of sorts. Read on to find out more. Read more »
Unfortunately, Ricky Gervais wasn‘t the high point in this year‘s Golden Globe Awards. His return to the show saw the Brit comedian‘s quips neutered, despite his best attempts to really rip the Hollywood establishment apart. Sure, there was his F-bomb, and there was his pretty good take on Natalie Portman‘s pregnancy causing a nomination drought, but it was the establishment -- Madonna and Colin Firth, specifically -- who properly ripped into Ricky.Not that I‘m a heartless guy. I really wanted Ricky to succeed, especially after how he hosted last year‘s Golden Globes.See the full list of this year‘s Golden Globe nominees Read more »
The Golden Globes clearly loved the new shows of 2011. For this year‘s Golden Globe Awards, 11 different shows that premiered this year scored major nominations, including Showtime‘s Homeland which scored three noms and FOX‘s New Girl which picked up two.  Read more »
This year‘s Screen Actors Guild Award nominations are a very mixed bag for television. The comedy side is full of stale, aging shows like 30 Rock and The Office while completely ignoring fresh, newer faces like New Girl or Parks and Recreation. For dramas, however, there were some big surprises, none more shocking than the nomination for Patrick J. Adams from USA‘s Suits.  Read more »
PaleyFest 2012 is upon us! Some of you may be thinking, "What on earth is a PaleyFest?" Well, thankfully I‘m here to shed a little light on things. PaleyFest is a coming together of actors, creative teams and fans of the most talked about television shows of the season. The 29th annual William S. Paley Television Festival has announced their 2012 lineup and the season‘s "sexiest, scariest, strangest show," as dubbed by TV Guide, has been invited. Read more »
The strange world of the FX drama American Horror Story is about to get a bit weirder with its latest addition. According to EW, The Voice coach and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is in final talks to appear in the show‘s second season, scheduled to premiere this fall.  Read more »
If you‘re anything like me, you probably grab a snack and catch up on paying your bills during the Emmy Awards when they get to the section where they hand out awards for Miniseries and TV Movies. I‘m sure all those PBS dramas and HBO made-for-TV movies are great, but since I almost never watch any of them, I just don‘t care.  Read more »
When award nominations go out, Community gets ignored. That‘s how it works, right? Apparently that‘s not precisely true anymore -- Community leads all shows in the Critics‘ Choice Television Award nominations with a total of six nominations. Check out all the nominees here! Read more »

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