TVLine Items: AHS: Freak Show Cast Update, Netflix Drops 24, DWTS Guest Judge and More

american-horror-story-carnival-insetA bevy of American Horror Story regulars are getting their Freak on.

The fourth edition of the FX series — which is about a carnival — will feature the return of Jessica Lange — among others — this time playing a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the U.S., reports

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Her troupe of performers includes previous AHS players Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett and Frances Conroy.

Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts are also in talks to come back for the latest incarnation, which takes place in Jupiter, Fla., in 1950.

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

* Netflix users, if you want to catch up on 24 before the event series 24: Live Another Day debuts on May 5, you better get a move on. The streaming service’s rights to the Fox drama expire on April 1, at which point all 202 episodes will disappear from Netflix, reports Variety. However, they will continue to be available on Amazon Prime Instant Video.

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* Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts will serve as the first celebrity guest judge on Dancing With the Stars next Monday, per The Hollywood Reporter.

* Matthew Modine (Weeds) has joined the cast of TNT’s drama pilot Proof, which stars The L Word‘s Jennifer Beals and is executive-produced by Kyra Sedgwick, our sister Deadline reports. The actor will play Ivan Turing, a multi-billionaire facing a terminal cancer who is willing to apply all his resources to answering the question: Is there anything beyond death?

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* MTV has renewed Are You The One?  — its social experiment series about modern love — for Season 2.

* BBC America has ordered its first original comedy series, Almost Royal, about two young British aristocrats, Georgie (newcomer Ed Gamble) and Poppy Carlton (fellow newcomer Amy Hoggart), on their first trip to the United States. The show will debut following Orphan Black‘s Season 2 finale on June 21.

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  1. kate says:

    ugh, MUST Emma Roberts return? she’s easily the worst part of season 03.

  2. Please do not bring back Emma Roberts unless it’s to kill her off in the first episode. Thank you.

  3. rflairfan1 says:

    I don’t watch AHS. But I heard that Kyle Secor had a very brief cameo in the Season 3 finale. Any chance he joins Season 4?

  4. Sarah says:

    Can we please switch Emma with Lily Rabe? Please?

  5. Drew says:

    If you want a 24 crash course here it is: blah blah blah, bad guy. Blah blah blah, oh no there is a mole! Blah blah blah nobody pees.
    There really isn’t a lot more that people need to know is there? It wasn’t really a deep show.

  6. steven says:

    Bring back Zachary Quinto!

  7. Kaycee says:

    Emma Roberts was one of the highlights of AHS. She was a character you loved to hate and all of that was thanks to Emma. I hope she does rejoin the cast! I also miss Chloe Sevigny and Alexandra Breckenridge.

  8. gyllenhaalic15 says:

    Yay!!! Are you the one is coming back!!

  9. Fernando says:

    I wish Lily was coming back and I want zacarchy back too and I’m hoping for some new faces popping up as well

  10. wmjindsm says:

    Bring back Naomi Grossman.

  11. alistaircrane says:

    Taissa NEEDS to come back.

  12. kavyn says:

    I hope they get some of the faces from season 2 back as well!

  13. AnnieM says:

    I just hope it goes back to being scary, unlike Season 3.

  14. Mikael says:

    I actually loved Emma Roberts on Coven. I’m psyched that Angela is returning! Marie Laveau was my favorite part of Coven. Her storyline ended terribly though. She should have been more powerful than that.

  15. Britta Unfiltered says:

    They need to bring back Ian McShane to play the carnival barker or ringmaster, whatever it’s called. Freak Show sounds tailor-made for the kinds of characters he plays.

  16. hanni says:

    Que regrese Taissa