Lily Rabe AHS Hotel

TVLine Items: Lily Rabe's AHS Return, Bill Simmons Moves to HBO and More

Might one more American Horror Story veteran be making a reservation in this fall’s Hotel?

Lily Rabe, who has so far appeared in every installment of the FX anthology series, is in talks to return for its upcoming fifth season.

Rabe would play a famous serial killer who has stayed at the titular hotel, reports, and the series seemingly confirmed the casting Wednesday in a tweet.

The actress, meanwhile, has kept busy with a leading role on ABC’s summer drama The Whispers.

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

* Longtime sports analyst Bill Simmons — whose contract talks at ESPN fell through in May — has signed a multi-year deal with HBO that includes his own weekly talk show to debut in 2016, the premium cabler announced Wednesday.

* Laura Bell Bundy (Hart of Dixie, Anger Management) is set to recur on Recovery Road, ABC Family’s upcoming drama about a teen party girl who must go to rehab or face expulsion from school. Per Us Weekly, the actress will play Monica, a reality-TV producer who enters the rehab facility with her camera crew and disrupts the residents’ lives.

* Magician Mat Franco, who won Season 9 of America’s Got Talent, will lead Mat Franco’s Got Magic on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 9/8c on NBC. The special will feature appearances by Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Heidi Klum (Project Runway), New England Patriots player Rob Gronkowski, musician Jason Mraz and more.

* Starz has revealed the key art for Season 2 of Survivor’s Remorse, premiering Saturday, Aug. 22, at 9:30/8:30c. Scroll down for your first look at the basketball comedy’s new poster:

Survivor's Remorse Season 2

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  1. Sarah says:

    Easily the best part of American Horror Story. I am so excited to see her back!

  2. HAP says:

    Almost have to believe that Keith Olbermann turn HBO down. He would have been a much better choice than Simmons.

  3. thisismenow says:

    Lily coming back makes me want to give AHS another chance. I was checking out of the AHS franchise when Jessica Lange left and Lady Gaga came on board. But Lily makes everything she touches turn to gold. So I’ll throw some loving Nielsen support as long as she is on. (Make her live Ryan Murphy). :)