Feud on FX

FX Sets Dates for Ryan Murphy's FEUD and The Americans Season 5

The epic feud between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis will get underway on Sunday, March 5, FX announced on Thursday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

The cabler also set a March 7 premiere date for Season 5 of The Americans, which will air its penultimate run on Tuesdays at 10/9c. The period/spy drama was renewed for two seasons back in May, at which time it was announced that Season 6 would be its last.

Officially titled FEUD: Bette and Joan, the inaugural installment of Ryan Murphy’s new anthology series will air Sundays at 10/9c, starting March 5. American Horror Story vet Jessica Lange plays Crawford to Susan Sarandon’s Davis, as the series dramatizes the iconic divas’ parallel-running careers, culminating in the filming of their first on-screen team-up, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

The FEUD cast also includes Alfred Molina (as director Robert Aldrich), Stanley Tucci (as studio boss Jack Warner), Judy Davis (as Hedda Hopper), Jackie Hoffman and The Americans alum Alison Wright, while guest stars include Catherine Zeta-Jones (as Olivia De Havilland), Murphy-verse vet Sarah Paulson (as Geraldine Page), Horror Story‘s Kathy Bates and Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka.

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  1. MMD says:

    Looking forward to Feud, although FX doesn’t necessarily play the same shows as the FX south of the border.

  2. Sarah says:

    Jessica Lange is back!!

  3. steven says:

    The Americans on Tuesday? Same time as Agents of Shield?

  4. Blanche and Jane! Feuding! This could be Ryan Murphy’s most inspired project. If successful, I wonder what other infamous Hollywood feuds that he’ll tackle next? Sisters, Olivia DeHaviland and Joan Fontaine would be good, when Joan beat Olivia for the Oscar, and they didn’t talk for decades…

  5. Cas says:

    Barely heard of Joan and have no idea who Bette is. Joan is the lady who use to criticize what people wear on the red carpet I think. I’m sure she did more but I don’t know what.

  6. wjasparks@optonline.net says:

    I hope the series tells us why there was a ‘feud’ they were both so terrific each in her own way.
    What is sad is that the young ones today do not appreciate either Joan or Bette I suspect unless
    they (rarely) see a film and ‘Baby Jane…’ while a great film is necessary but not sufficient. Go
    back to the films of the 1930s and 1940s for either actress and see them at their peak – Grand Hotel for Joan perhaps and Now Voyager for Bette.