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.
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: