Eric Close

Without a Trace's Eric Close is set to join FX's upcoming "psychosexual thriller" American Horror Story, according to TV Line.

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Close will play Hugo, who appears in a series of '80s-era flashbacks. He joins a growing list of talent in the haunted-house drama that includes Jamie Harris, Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Jessica Lange, Denis O'Hare and Frances Conroy.

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In other casting news, V's Joel Gretsch has joined The Playboy Club, according to Deadline. In the semi-regular gig, he'll play a rival to suave member Nick Dalton (Eddie Cibrian).

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Meanwhile, Jessica Hecht (Friends) has been cast in a recurring role in Desperate Housewives' final season as a love interest for Tom Scavo (Doug Savant).

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American Horror Story is slated to premiere Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10/9c on FX. The Playboy Club is due Monday, Sept. 19 at 10/9c on NBC. Desperate Housewives is expected to return Sunday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c on ABC.