TVLine Items: AHS: Coven Witches Revealed, 24 Fave Gains Intelligence and More!

Plenty of familiar faces populate the new teaser for American Horror Story: Coven — making it pretty clear who’ll be counted among the FX’s creepsterpiece’s witchy women — but a certain bovine one may be starring in your nightmares for the rest of the week.

The network has unveiled a new 30-second trailer titled “Initiation” and it looks like AHS vet Jessica Lange, along with newcomers Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates, will be Coven‘s chief cauldron-stirrers.

Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Gabourey Sidibe and more also pop up in the new campaign. AHS: Coven premieres October 9 at 10/9c.

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TVLine has learned that 24 alum Annie Wersching has landed a juicy guest-starring role on CBS’ midseason spy series Intelligence, playing a CIA analyst with a secret. The Josh Holloway-fronted drama debuts Feb. 24, 2014; Wersching appears in Episode 6.

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Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall) and Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger) have joined the cast of Showtime’s upcoming psychological thriller Penny Dreadful. Carney will play Dorian Grey, while Treadaway will tackle the role of Dr. Victor Frankenstein. Kinnear’s mysterious character is one of haunting intensity.

ABC’s new soap Betrayal (premiering Sept. 29) has tapped D.B. Sweeney (Major Crimes, Touch, The Event) for a recurring role. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the actor will play Richard Goss, the ambitious, intense and formidable new director of the criminal division of the state attorney’s office.

Sundance will premiere the French zombie series The Returned on Halloween night, then unspool the remainder of the eight episodes every Thursday at 9/8c.

NBC Universal’s new Esquire cable channel will now replace Style instead of G4, effective April 22, 2014.

We TV has renewed its salon-set docu-series L.A. Hair for a 12-episode third season.

The Office alum Rainn Wilson shared via Twitter the trailer for his Backstrom drama pilot, which did not make the cut at CBS this season. Watch Dwight as a hard-living, tactless cop:

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Comments (21)

  • So excited for AHS: Coven!

    Comment by alison – September 10, 2013 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AHS looks so good!

    Comment by Damien Roberts (@dam744) – September 10, 2013 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cant wait for AHS

    Comment by Sarah – September 10, 2013 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wish some more pilot sizzle reels would find their way out. Or, you know, just the whole pilot. I’d love to have seen NBC’s THE SIXTH GUN and BLOODLINE from this season, and I’ve always wanted to see FOX’s LOCKE & KEY from three or so years ago.

    Comment by steve o (@ravenwing263) – September 10, 2013 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Would you be willing to pay $2 bucks to view a failed pilot online at Hulu or Netflix?

      Comment by johnhelvete – September 10, 2013 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I would!

        Comment by Cory – September 10, 2013 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I would. I can recall (or else have a vivid imagination where this happened) when most pilots got aired, even if the shows themselves never made it. I loved that. And can think of several that I’ve read about here over the last few years, that I’d pay a buck or two to watch.

        Comment by GeekGirl13 – September 10, 2013 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How creepy did Kathy Bates look?? Cant wait!!!

    Comment by Evan – September 10, 2013 01:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have no problem with the fact that Backstrom didn’t make it to series. This trailer shows that Rainn Wilson can play more than Dwight though, and that’s nice to see. But watching the trailer, all I got from it was Detective House and Captain Allstate.

    Comment by Andy – September 10, 2013 01:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You left out Detective Meryl Jr. – she at least bears mentioning.

      Comment by wordsmith – September 10, 2013 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, I liked the reel- but honestly would probably not have picked up another procedural about an unorthodox, cranky cop and the female sidekick who helps soften his crusty shell. It’s been done to death. I wish Mamie Gummer would get on a better show.

      Comment by Alice – September 11, 2013 08:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very excited for AHS: Coven, as well as Witches of East End. Can’t wait for the season of the witch to begin!

    Comment by Ray – September 10, 2013 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A) Can’t wait for AHS: Coven. B) I’m SO bummed that Backstrom wasn’t picked up! I watched the trailer, and it looked awesome. I would’ve watched the crap out of that show!

    Comment by maltru – September 10, 2013 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree!!! We should campaign for Hart Hanson. LOL

      Comment by English – September 10, 2013 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yet another great AHS promo. This one definitely embodies the spirit of what we already know about the arc: Evan Peters and a lot of ladies.

    Comment by wordsmith – September 10, 2013 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The biggest news of the day is The Returned coming to Sundance. Amazing series.

    Comment by johnhelvete – September 10, 2013 02:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yep, amazing show :) can’t fait for season 2, coming novembre 2014.

      Comment by AnthonyM – October 31, 2013 04:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gonna be awesome!!! Can’t wait.. is the pig monster supposed to be this years rubber man ? and I love how they made it so you can’t see Emma Roberts face, just her hair. I think her character’s going to surprise some people

    Comment by Lisa – September 10, 2013 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The AHS promo is so good. I can’t wait for this season!

    Comment by Jen – September 10, 2013 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Annie Wersching better have her own series sometime in the near future. Still sad that Renee Walker bit the dust on 24.

    Comment by Flacco Kapernick – September 10, 2013 03:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Backstrom – that was a drama pilot? No wonder it didn’t get picked up – it was too funny!

    Seriously, though, I’d have watched it!

    Comment by Sheldon W. – September 10, 2013 07:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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