It’s not Bates’ motel, its Bates’ hotel.
Emmy winning actress Kathy Bates is returning to “American Horror Story.”
The series creator Ryan Murphy revealed via Twitter on Wednesday, that “American Horror Story” alumna will “run” the “AHS: Hotel” for the forthcoming season five.
Jessica Lange Leaving ‘American Horror Story’.
Kathy Bates previously appeared on two anthology of “AHS: Coven” and “Freak Show.” The actress joins previously announced cast Lady Gaga, Chloe Sevigny, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson and Wes Bentley, however details about all of their characters are being kept under wraps.
Are you excited about this casting?
The Russian spies will return for a fourth season.
FX announced Tuesday, the series follwing Elizabeth and Phillip Jennings has been renewened for 13-episode order for Season 4, which is slated to debut in 2016.
“Remarkably, this season of ‘The Americans’ has achieved even greater acclaim than that of its first two seasons,” Grad said. “The series has cemented it status with critics as television’s best current drama and arguably the best show on TV, and we couldn’t agree more.”
Are you happy about this renewal?
Jessica Lange, who appeared on four seasons of the FX’s anthology “American Horror Story” series is leaving the show.
“Yes, I’m done,” the Emmy winner actress announced Monday at Paleyfest Panel.
“We’ve had a great run here. I have absolutely loved doing these four characters that I’ve had the opportunity to play, and in all madness, I love the writers and Ryan and the insanity of shooting it,” Lange added.
‘American Horror Story: Hotel,” will begin production in the late summer and premiere later this fall.
“Justified” has been renewed for a final season.
The FX drama series has been renewed for a sixth and final season, FX announced Tuesday, during Television Critics Association winter press tour.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf confirmed the news, “It was [showrunner] Graham Yost and Timothy Olyphant’s decision. I would have liked to have had more ‘Justified,’ it’s one of my favorite shows.”
Landgraf added” “We talked about it a year ago; they felt that the arc of the show and what they had to say would be best served by six seasons instead of seven. Regretfully, I accepted their decision.”
“Justified” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on FX.
FX’s thriller series “The Americans” return date has been announced.
The series starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys will debut its second season on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 10/9c, the cable network announced on Thursday.
The series also stars Noah Emmerich, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Annet Mahendru, Alison Wright and Susan Misner.
FX orders a fourth installment of “American Horror Story” from Ryan Murphy.
The network has picked up the ‘AHS” miniseries of 13 episode, which is set to debut in 2014.
“Put simply, Ryan Murphy is a master television producer,” FX’s John Landgraf said in a statement. “Time and time again he reinvents the form. What he, co-creator Brad Falchuk and their producers Dante Di Loreto, Tim Minear, Jennifer Salt, James Wong, Brad Buecker, Jessica Sharzer, Douglas Petrie, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Alexis Martin Woodall 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.”
The current season, Coven, will conclude on January 29. “AHS: Coven” airs Wednesdays at 10/9c.
Freshman series “The Bridge” has been picked up for a second season.
The crime-thriller drama starring Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger has been renewed for a second season of 13 episodes, which will debut in 2014.
“We’ve been blown away by the compelling performances of Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger and the writing of Meredith Stiehm, Elwood Reid and their team, and are thrilled to be able to continue this journey for another season,” said Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, in a statement. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Rich Ross, Carolyn Bernstein and everyone at Shine America.”
The season finale airs Oct. 2 on FX.
Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates is joining “American Horror Story.”
The “Harry’s Law” alumna will play a dark character, who is Jessica Lange’s new character’s best friend turned enemy in the anthology series, TVLine reports.
“Kathy’s never [played] someone this bad,” “AHS” co-creator Ryan Murphy told TVLine.
Murphy also informed the site that Bates was shocked when he talked about Season 3 because it was a real historic event.
So how did the casting come about?
“Jessica told me in Season 1 that Kathy was a huge fan of the show, so I just put that in the back of my mind,” Murphy said. “When we were crafting this season, I found this character — a true-life character — so I called Kathy and said, ‘I don’t know if you want to do TV again, but I’ve got this character …’ She said, ‘I love you and I love the show. Lemme think for two weeks’ — and then she called me in an hour and said, ‘I love it! I’ll do it!’ It was great.”
The actors confirmed for “American Horror Story” season 3 including Lange and Bates are Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe and Taissa Farmiga.
FX is staying with “The Americans.”
The cable network announced Thursday, the freshman-spy series has been renewed for a second season. The drama series starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys will return for a 13-episode second season in 2014.
“’The Americans’ has quickly established itself as a key part FX’s acclaimed drama line-up,” FX President John Landgraf said in a statement. “Executive Producers Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields and Graham Yost and their collaborators are telling riveting and deeply emotional stories and the performances of Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich and the entire cast are simply outstanding. The show is truly worthy of its widespread critical acclaim and we are confident that its quality will continue to yield a robust and passionate audience.”
Additionally, FX will air a marathon of the first five episodes of “The Americans” back-to-back on Friday, March 1, starting at 10 p.m. ET.
“The Americans” currently airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.
Justin Bruening is heading to Seattle Grace.
The “Ringer” alum has been cast to play a paramedic in a recurring role on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” according to TVLine.
Bruening is set to appear late January or early February on the series.
“Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thursdays at 9/8c on ABC.
More TV news…
- Denis O’Hare (“True Blood”) has been booked to guest-star as Father Shea, a Priest he portrayed on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” in an upcoming episode of “Law & Order: SVU.” [TVGuide]
- “The Americans,” FX’s new 1980s-set spy drama starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, will debut in Wed., January 30 at 10/9c.
- Fox has picked up animation series “Murder Police” with a 13-episode order, from David A. Goodman (“Family Guy”) and Jason Ruiz.
- J.K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy is coming to a TV near you. BBC One has picked up the novel for a Television series. [EW]
- DirecTV will air Kiefer Sutherland’s “24” starting Monday, Jan. 7 at 8/c.
- Missing “Game of Thrones” as much as we are? Watch the behind-the-scenes clip of the HBO series below.
- FX has revealed a teaser of “Justified‘s” upcoming fourth season, which kicks off Tuesday, Jan. 8.