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The rumors were true: Stevie Nicks will be coming to American Horror Story: Coven. With the popularity of the hit FX show rising each week and the fact that Ryan Murphy seems to have some magical power convincing any person on Earth to guest star for his shows, the announcement was not all that surprising (although nonetheless exciting!).
"Guess who's visiting the Coven? The legendary Stevie Nicks!" Murphy wrote on his Twitter this morning.
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Considering American Horror Story's jump in ratings from previous seasons as well as its increasing popularity, it comes as no surprise that FX has decided to renew the horror anthology - they just made it official.
John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions released a statement regarding the announcement:
"Put simply, Ryan Murphy is a master television producer. Time and time again he reinvents the form. What he, co-creator Brad Falchuk and their producers... and the entire production team and cast responsible for the American Horror Story franchise have done is nothing short of extraordinary. Every year, they create a riveting and brilliant new miniseries. AHS: Coven is the best yet, and I have no doubt that the next installment will be even better."
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You know that a series is brilliant when a former cast member who's currently the star of her own show openly announces how much she'd love to return to said show. Amirite?
Such is the case for Connie Britton, who recently told Rolling Stone that she'd fly down to New Orleans for a guest role on American Horror Story: Coven at the drop of a (witch) hat.
"I've actually have been talking to them this season, because they're down in New Orleans and I'm in Nashville. [I've] said, 'Okay, let's see if we can try to figure this out...' I'm like, 'I'll put that [pointy hat] on and jump on a plane and go to New Orleans.' Yes, I would do that. As long as we can figure it out with both productions, I'm in. I hope it happens."
In the hit FX show's first season, Britton played Vivien Harmon, the wife whom Dylan McDermott's character cheated on, prompting their fateful move to the haunted house to repair their relationship.
+ Octavia Spencer has been cast as the lead for the upcoming NBC remake of Murder, She Wrote. While on the one hand I'm rejoicing that there's one more woman of color starring in a network program, I can't help but worry that TV is going to fall into Hollywood's current habit of incessantly choosing to produce remakes over original shows.
+ Speaking of unoriginal television, it has only been 7 years since Charmed aired its final episode, but apparently executives over at CBS think that it should already be rebooted. I guess perhaps this is the price we pay for American Horror Story: Coven being so damn good.
+ Apparently people are still tuning into MTV shows, because the former music video network has renewed Catfish for another season. I suppose it beats putting out another show involving teenagers and their unplanned pregnancies.
(American Horror Story: Coven spoilers after the jump!)
Just as American Horror Story: Coven has gotten you hooked and incessantly wondering how it's possible that each season of the show gets better than its predecessor, Jessica Lange drops the disparaging news that she'll be bowing out of the hit FX show after next season.
“I’ll do one more season. That’ll be it,” the two-time Academy Award winner said.
Here's to hoping that co-creator Ryan Murphy is correct in recently stating, “Every year, [Jessica Lange] says, ‘OK, that’s my last one.’"
In the meantime, Lange is enjoying her stay in New Orleans, where production for the horror anthology - which airs Wednesday nights on FX - continues: "[New Orleans] has this extraordinary ability to live in the past and the present. Time kind of melds. I don’t know any other place like that."
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Selma Blair has reportedly threatened Charlie Sheen with a retaliation lawsuit.
The pair were co-stars on Anger Management before the 41-year-old actress was kicked off the show - and it is said she will take legal action if she isn't paid the $1.2 million she believes she is owed. According to reports on TMZ, Selma is demanding the payout to cover the episodes she would have made is she hadn't have been fired fro the show.
It has been said she was kicked off the sitcom after she complained about the Two and a Half Men star, claiming the crew had to wait while he was in his trailer learning lines. However, an insider defended Charlie's actions because - whereas Selma was in less than half of the scenes for each episode - he would have to learn over 44 pages of dialogue. "When you work 12 hours a day and have 3 girlfriends at home, it's hard to memorize all the lines for tomorrow," the insider said.
While the end of summer means saying farewell to True Blood, it also means that American Horror Story is nigh! So as not to make you forget what time of the year it is, the publicity team at FX unveiled a teaser poster for the third season, which centers on witches in modern-day Salem.
Is it just me, or does this remind you of True Blood's season one teaser posters?
American Horror Story: Coven - which will see the return of favorites Jessica Lange and Taissa Farmiga as well as the arrival of Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett - premieres on FX on October 9.
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Charlie Sheen reportedly wants Selma Blair to be fired from Anger Management.
The actor - who plays therapist Charlie Goodson in the comedy series - is furious with his co-star for allegedly complaining to executive producers that Charlie is too difficult to work with and is constantly late. According to TMZ, after Charlie discovered Selma - who portrays Dr. Kate Wales in the show - had made a complaint about him he spoke to bosses about his huge workload compared to the actress' and told them if she shows up for work today he will refuse to shoot.
Russell Brand's TV show has been cancelled. Brand X, the comedian's late night talk show on FX, will not be renewed for a third series although the actor will work on other projects for the channel, including a "scripted live-action comedy."
"I don't think we're going to bring Brand X back. I think we're going to do another show with Russell that's going to be a scripted, live-action comedy. So the relationship is going to continue," said Joh Landgraf, who was promoted to CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions this week.
Russell's new show for the channel is expected to be similar to Curb Your Enthusiasm and will be loosely based on his own life.
Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell is set to fill the gap left by Brand X and according to Mr. Landgraf, host Kamau and executive producer Chris Rock were "ready to convert to a daily show" and "we saw more potential and more upside [in Totally Biased] in the audience reaction."
"Justified, Bates Motel, The Walking Dead. The best show of the year is The Americans. I don't watch Mad Men. I think it’s basically soap opera, and if I want soap opera, I watch Revenge. That show is crazy, but they have great clothes."
- Novelist Stephen King reveals what he's watching (and what he prefers not to watch) on television these days.
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