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Get Committed: Who Is Really Crazy on American Horror Story: Asylum?

Sarah Paulson and Franka Potente

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Wednesday's episode of American Horror Story: Asylum. Read at your own risk (of being committed).]

Just when you think you've got the sane ones figured out, they turn out to be the crazy ones!

American Horror Story's second season continues to ponder the question of sanity and who has it. This week's episode threw most of that up in the air with the introduction of Franka Potente's character named — wait for it — Anne Frank. Yes, that Anne Frank — allegedly. But her insistence that she is the famed Holocaust victim was the least shocking sign of insanity this week, as even Lana (Sarah Paulson), Grace (Lizzie Brochere) and Kit's (Evan Peters) true natures were revealed or tested. So who's sane? Let's take a look at that and other burning questions below: read more

Get Committed: What the Heck Was That on American Horror Story: Asylum?

Jessica Lange

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Wednesday's American Horror Story: Asylum. Read at your own risk or the scary monster will come get you.]

And here we thought Bloody Face would be the scariest part about Briarcliff. Apparently, there's a giant monster roaming the halls of American Horror Story: Asylum's manor that will definitely make us sleep with the lights on tonight. So what... read more

American Horror Story Scoop: Dylan McDermott Returning in Season 2

Dylan McDermott

Another familiar face will be popping up in the second season of American Horror Story!

Dylan McDermott is returning for a second round, executive producer Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter Wednesday.

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Wednesday TV Review: American Horror Story, Historical Drama World Without End

Jessica Lange

Confession of a lifelong horror fan: The first season of FX's American Horror Story left me cold, more appalled than terrified at the overindulgent mishmash of psychosexual poppycock ensnaring unpleasant characters, plus the overkill of a house teeming with too many tedious ghosts, proving the adage that more can be less — effective, that is, although the hype and the buzz carried it to a whopping 17 Emmy nominations (in the miniseries category, where the competition is less fierce). read more

American Horror Story's Second Season Asks: What Is Sanity?

American Horror Story: Asylum

If you thought American Horror Story's Murder House was spooky, just wait until you experience Briarcliff Manor, the insane asylum at the center of the FX drama's second season, aptly subtitled Asylum. But while there are plenty of tangible scares — a vicious serial killer named Bloody Face, a Nazi doctor whose failed experiments roam the woods just beyond the Manor's boundaries and... aliens — it's the... read more

Deadwood Alum Ian McShane Joins American Horror Story: Asylum

Ian McShane

Ian McShane has joined the long list of stars heading to American Horror Story: Asylum.

The Deadlwood alum has landed a role on the second season of the anthology series, as first announced by series co-creator Ryan Murphy on Wednesday.

Watch the first five minutes of American Horror Story: Asylum

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Frances Conroy Returns to American Horror Story

Frances Conroy

American Horror Story star Frances Conroy will return for Season 2, creator Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter.

"Thrilled to announce Emmy nominee Frances Conroy is returning to AHS. Devils and angels this year...Frannie plays the ultimate angel," Murphy wrote.

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American Horror Story: Asylum Sets Premiere Date

American Horror Story: Asylum

Are you ready to get committed? American Horror Story: Asylum will return to FX on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 10/9c.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the second installment of the drama will move away from the ghost-heavy plot of Season 1. This time around, viewers can expect to encounter aliens, Nazis and a serial killer named Bloody Face. Oh, and did we mention ol' Bloody Face wears a mask made out of skin, a black nightie and opera-length gloves? Only Ryan Murphy could make this stuff up. read more

The New Rubber Man, Lange's Character and More American Horror Story: Asylum Spoilers

Adam Levine

Details about the second season of American Horror Story, have mostly been kept under wraps. What is known: The second installment of Ryan Murphy's anthology series takes place in the 1960s at a Catholic Church-run sanitarium in New England that's headed up by Jessica Lange and Joseph Fiennes. (Also, this season will be fittingly subtitled Asylum.) What's not known: Pretty much everything else — until now.

Ryan Murphy reveals the title of American Horror Story's second chapter

Murphy finally clued fans in on Tuesday during a Twitter Q&A, during which he revealed who the new Rubber Man is and teased Lange's new character, who happens to be a nun. Check out the five best teases below: read more

Ryan Murphy Reveals the Title of American Horror Story's Second Chapter

Ryan Murphy

The second chapter of American Horror Story, which will feature characters in a mental institution, will be fittingly called "Asylum," FX announced Wednesday.

"We picked 'Asylum' because it not only describes the setting — an insane asylum run by Jessica Lange's character which was formerly a tuberculosis ward — but also signifies a place of haven for the unloved and the unwanted," executive producer Ryan Murphy said in a statement. "This year's theme is about sanity and tackling real-life horrors."

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