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Denis O'Hare American Horror Story

American Horror Story has room in its Hotel for one more franchise alum.

Denis O’Hare, who most recently played con artist Stanley in Freak Show, will return to the FX anthology series for its fifth season this fall.

“We’re just finalizing Denis O’Hare’s deal, he’s going to come back,” exec producer Ryan Murphy told our sister site Deadline, though he did not elaborate on the details of O’Hare’s character.

In addition to Freak Show, O’Hare also appeared on Horror Story‘s first season as Larry Harvey, a previous owner of the Murder House, and on Coven as mute butler Spalding.

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

* NCIS: New Orleans has upped recurring players Shalita Grant and Daryl Mitchell to series regulars for its upcoming second season, Deadline reports. Grant plays ex-ATF agent Sonja Percy, who will now work as the newest NCIS agent; Mitchell portrays Patton Plame, a brilliant computer investigative specialist who has a long-standing rivalry with Scott Bakula’s Agent Pride.

* Former Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson’s next comedy special, Just Being Honest, will air Thursday, Sept. 10, at 10/9c on Epix.