TVLine Items: New Horror Story Setting Revealed, Kathy Bates Visits Molly, More Maher and More

American Horror Story Set in 1950The next chapter of American Horror Story will be set in the past — and find Jessica Lange brandishing a very different accent.

Series creator Ryan Murphy tells EW.com that the FX spookfest’s next story will be set in the year 1950, and clues to its premise lie in the big happenings of that time period.

He also revealed that repertory member Lange is already at work on a German accent for her latest role. Hmm. Ready, set speculate!

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well….

* Anne Dudek (House) and Keith David (The Cape) will guest-star on NBC’s Grimm as an archaeology professor and a circus ringmaster, per The Hollywood Reporter.

* Michael Trucco (Battlestar Galactica) and Peter Coyote (E.T.) will appear on CBS’ Intelligence as Riley’s ex-boyfriend and Strand’s father, TVGuide.com reports.

* Kathy Bates (American Horror Story: Coven) will play an old gal pal of Molly’s mom on CBS’ Mike & Molly.

* Recent Blacklist guest star Jane Alexander will pop up on CBS’ Elementary as a longtime pen pal of Sherlock’s, TVGuide.com reports.

* HBO has renewed Real Time With Bill Maher for a 35-episode Season 13, to debut in January 2015.

* FX has set a Tuesday, April 15 premiere for Fargo, its limited series starring Martin Freeman (Sherlock) and Billy Bob Thornton (The Man Who Wasn’t There) and inspired by the Coen Brothers film.

* TNT’s already renewed Major Crimes closed out Season 2 on Monday night with 5.4 million viewers, up 10 percent week-to-week.

Which of today’s TVLine Items have you talking?



Comments (27)

  • Nazi war criminal living in America. Calling it.

    Comment by Teag – January 15, 2014 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was thinking the same thing but then I thought, they touched on Nazi war crimes last season. I think it may have something to do with communism and the witch hunts of MCCarthyism, which spread from goverment to the Hollywood industry.

      Comment by Tori – January 15, 2014 02:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Was thinking post WWII Germany or Nazi’s on the run.

        Comment by GeoDiva – January 15, 2014 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • They did that in Asylum though. It was set in 1960s, which was post-WWII and featured a Nazi war criminal posing as an American doctor.

          Comment by Adam – January 15, 2014 04:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OR, German Holocaust survivor living in America.

      Comment by Michael Sacal – January 15, 2014 03:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m thinking McCarthyism… Red Scare Communisim

      Comment by Lucille – January 15, 2014 04:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Definitely agree with the red scare theory. Always a clue in episode 11 as to the next season and during the “negotiation” he said, “sometimes I’m trying to rid the State Department of communists.”

        Comment by Gary – January 16, 2014 01:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Who remembers Trucco from “Battlestar”?! Probably “Fairly Legal” or that guest bit on “Big Bang”!!

    Comment by Tim Church – January 15, 2014 02:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • John May Lives!

      Comment by Michael Sacal – January 15, 2014 03:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Is that a serious question, though? Who could forget that he was a Cylon?

      Comment by Michael Sacal – January 15, 2014 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Perhaps nobody that saw it. But some of us didn’t previously know, & STILL don’t care.

        Comment by Tim Church – January 15, 2014 11:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know him as Nathan’s hot Uncle Cooper on One Tree Hill and Robin’s boyfriend Nick on HIMYM.

      Comment by Amanda – January 15, 2014 03:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Poor Michael Trucco, all he ever does is play someone’s ex.

    Comment by tp – January 15, 2014 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You apparently missed his guest spot on “Big Bang”; He had a first date with Kaley Cuoco, & I don’t recall her ever dumping him on-camera!

      Comment by Tim Church – January 15, 2014 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Keith David can wear his old costumes from The Cape!

    Comment by WayneInNYC – January 15, 2014 03:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought I saw somewhere that next season of AHS would be Circus themed. Is this accurate or am I misinformed?

    Comment by madhatter360 – January 15, 2014 04:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think that’s just what a lot of fans are really hoping for (because it’d be awesome).

      Comment by Adam – January 15, 2014 04:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • yes…ala “circus of horrors”….a great cult film from the early sixties.

        Comment by scrutinizer – January 15, 2014 05:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I believe that was a fan made piece of art work that spawned that theory.

      Comment by Ashley Van Camp – January 15, 2014 05:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • In the last AHS episode, the funeral was circus themed and mertle played a weird UFO sound. Could they be clues?

    A Area 51 season would be great

    Comment by Ncooke – January 15, 2014 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The funeral in AHS was not “circus” themed. IT was a traditional New Orleans funeral where they parade the casket to the grave site and play Jazz music. Funerals in NOLA are not typically as serious and depressing as other places as they are seen as celebration of life.

      Comment by Catherine C – January 15, 2014 06:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • American horror story I thinking science fiction Roswell type thing. Clues being possible New Mexico location and last weeks eerie music by mertyle.

    Comment by Cj – January 15, 2014 06:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Roswell and aliens?? Hmmm….

      Comment by Cheyenne – January 29, 2014 10:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hmm they’re probably do communism for AHS next season? wonder how they’ll inject “horror” into that.

    Comment by woodyinho – January 15, 2014 09:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOL woody! Lmfao.

      Comment by Faith – January 16, 2014 08:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hmmm. The Red Scare maybe for AMERICAN HORROR STORY next season

    Comment by SS – January 16, 2014 08:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ex-Nazi scientists + aliens + H-bombs?

    Comment by Ken Higgins – January 23, 2014 12:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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