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 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, 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, 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?

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  1. Teag says:

    Nazi war criminal living in America. Calling it.

  2. Tim Church says:

    Who remembers Trucco from “Battlestar”?! Probably “Fairly Legal” or that guest bit on “Big Bang”!!

  3. tp says:

    Poor Michael Trucco, all he ever does is play someone’s ex.

  4. WayneInNYC says:

    Keith David can wear his old costumes from The Cape!

  5. madhatter360 says:

    I thought I saw somewhere that next season of AHS would be Circus themed. Is this accurate or am I misinformed?

  6. Ncooke says:

    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

    • Catherine C says:

      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.

  7. Cj says:

    American horror story I thinking science fiction Roswell type thing. Clues being possible New Mexico location and last weeks eerie music by mertyle.

  8. woodyinho says:

    Hmm they’re probably do communism for AHS next season? wonder how they’ll inject “horror” into that.

  9. SS says:

    Hmmm. The Red Scare maybe for AMERICAN HORROR STORY next season

  10. Ken Higgins says:

    Ex-Nazi scientists + aliens + H-bombs?