Billie Dean Howard AHS

TVLine Items: AHS Star's Double Duty, Monk Joins The Blacklist and More

Yet another blast from the past is checking into American Horror Story: Hotel.

Sarah Paulson — who currently plays Sally McKenna on the FX series — will pull double-duty in the Season 5 finale when she reprises her Murder House role of psychic Billie Dean Howard.

According to, the Hotel finale — airing Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 10/9c — will reveal that Billie Dean has her own reality series about her psychic abilities, and she comes to the Hotel Cortez to film an episode.

AHS: Hotel previously made a Season 1 connection via Christine Estabrook’s realtor Marcy and Matt Ross’ Dr. Montgomery.

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

* Former Monk star Tony Shalhoub will guest-star on an upcoming hour of The Blacklist. Per, he will appear in Episode 13 as Alistair Tate, a quick-witted master negotiator for the criminal underworld.

* Saved By the Bell vet Elizabeth Berkley Lauren is set to appear in a March installment of New Girl‘s fifth season as Becky Cavatappi, the new principal at Coolidge Middle School where Jess works, according to E! Online.

* Ahead of The Magicians‘ Jan. 25 premiere, Syfy will offer a commercial-free preview of Episode 1 on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 10/9c (after Childhood’s End).

* One Life to Live alum Jessica Morris will guest-star on the March 16 episode of Fox’s Rosewood as Mandy, a Stepford-like trophy wife who is questioned by the cops after her well-to-do dentist husband is killed.

* BBC America announced Wednesday that its five-part mystery series London Spy — about an innocent young romantic who is drawn into a dangerous world of espionage — will premiere on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 10/9c.

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  1. Spence says:

    I loved her character on season 1! However, while I like the idea that this is all in the same universe and all the seasons are connected, I think they are playing it up too much. One subtle reference every season would be okay, like Marcy the realtor being in the very first episode of Hotel, but anymore is just overkill and is starting to feel like an Avengers movie, not an anthology show that happens to be in the same “universe”.

    • Phlarg says:

      What will they do to set her apart from Sally, though? Even though Sally looks like a crack head, she’ll still look exactly like Billie Dean.

  2. Mr. Tran K says:

    So excited about Tony Shalhoub’s guest starring role on The Blacklist.

  3. Sheila says:

    Monk! Yea! I will be glad to see Tony S again. I am also liking everything I see and read about the upcoming season of New Girl. There is a hilarious promo out now with a dancing Schmidt.