Last Man Standing, Homeland, The X Factor
So many new shows, so little time! With a handful of fall TV casualties already — RIP Charlie's Angels, Playboy Club, Free Agents, How to Be a Gentleman and H8R (and it's not looking too good for Prime Suspect or Man Up either) — it's time to assess what's worth keeping on your DVR, and what you can safely skip.
For now, we're high on American Horror Story, a spooky mash-up unlike anything else on TV, and Homeland, a twisty thriller anchored by two riveting performances. We're cautiously optimistic about Suburgatory, for those who miss Gilmore Girls, but then there are the shows we're thisclose to ditching...
Is your favorite show in danger? Check out our list of 10 "bubble" shows
Read on to see how we see fall TV's freshman class thus far...
American Horror Story
When we last saw the ghost of Nora Montgomery, formerly a '20s-era socialite who maintained her well-to-do lifestyle by feeding her flailing, drug-addicted surgeon husband starlets in need of an abortion, she was telling Ben to man up and protect his baby from crazy Hayden! (At least, he thinks the thing inside Vivien is his...)
American Horror Story's Lily Rabe, who plays the original owner of and oldest ghost in Casa Harmon, tells TVGuide.com that modern-day Nora is more of a haunted, rather than haunting, spirit.
What exactly happened to Nora's baby after it was kidnapped, killed, dismembered and, um, sewn back together by her husband?
Did Dr. Charles (Matt Ross) successfully breathe life back into little Thaddeus Montgomery?
In this exclusive sneak peek of Wednesday's new episode of American Horror Story, a devastated-but-ever-irritable Nora (Lily Rabe) complains about having to wear an old dress to her baby's funeral.
Or will she? Will there be a funeral at all?
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Wednesday's episode of American Horror Story. Read at your own risk.]
Is Ben going to get out of American Horror Story alive? Even with Hayden out of the picture (or so it seems) at the end of Wednesday's episode, Ben's still in all sorts of trouble. He confessed to Vivien that he cheated again — that is, after she caught him the first time -- and has been booted from the house. He was also visited by the ghost of Dr. Charles' angry wife, who wants him to man-up and protect his (er, Rubber Man's) baby at all costs. Meanwhile, Larry the Burn Guy wants Ben to leave the house, give him a thousand bucks, or kill him, depending on his mood.
American Horror Story: What else went down on Halloween night? Evan Peters dishes
But forget about Ben — what about everyone else? The long Halloween night may be over, but the horrors — and lingering questions — remain. What's growing inside Vivien? What does Constance want? Why can't Tate know about Adelaide's death? (He's also totally dead, right?) Series stars Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott and Evan Peters do their best to answer:
Evan Tate, Jessica Lange and Frances Conroy
Halloween isn't over just yet for the Harmons. On Wednesday's conclusion of American Horror Story's two-part event, it's not just Hayden and the house ghosts who want vengeance.
When Tate takes Violet out for their date — curious that he jumps at the chance to do it on Halloween night — he'll be greeted by some angry, not to mention bloody and mutilated peers who will reveal new things about his dark past. But first, TVGuide.com quizzed Evan Peters, who plays Ben's homicidal dreamer psych patient Tate, about all the questions lingering from last week: i.e. Why does Tate know so much about what lurks in the basement? What's his deal with Rubber Man? Is he working for Constance? While we're at it: What's so great about Violet anyway?
Burt Reynolds will lend his voice to an animated version of himself on an upcoming episode of Archer, FX announced Monday.
The 75-year-old Oscar-nominated actor will lend his voice to the episode titled "The Man From Jupiter," a reference to Reynolds' real hometown in Florida. In the episode, airing in January, Reynolds starts dating...
Fox, Direct TV logos
DirecTV and Fox Networks reached a last-minute agreement Monday to avoid a blackout that would have included FX, several regional sports networks and other Fox-owned cable channels, The New York Times reports.
"Fox Networks and DirecTV have reached an agreement for DirecTV to continue carrying all Fox Networks," the two companies said in a joint statement. "We both know the past 10 days have been challenging, but we're pleased that both sides could eventually....
He's baaaaack. FX has bought Charlie Sheen's new sitcom, Anger Management, to air next summer, the cable network announced Thursday.
The project, based loosely on the 2003 Adam Sandler-Jack Nicholson film of the same name, will begin production in early 2012 on the 10-episode first season. Like Nicholson's character, Sheen will play an anger management therapist who is in need of some serious couch time himself and wreaks havoc on his patients' personal lives. Sheen will retain a...