American Horror Story

2011, TV Show

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Emmy Watch: First Time for Fantasy?

Peter Dinklage

Is this the year Game of Thrones finally breaks through the Emmy geek ceiling? Shows with sci-fi, fantasy or horror themes are rarely major awards contenders, despite earning great reviews and top ratings. In fact, in Emmy history, only one genre show has won Outstanding Drama Series — Lost, in 2005. More often, these shows get rewarded in the craft categories, like special effects and makeup, if they... read more

PHOTO: Is Sarah Paulson Pulling a Double-Header on AHS: Freak Show?

Sarah Paulson

Wrap your head around this: American Horror Story: Freak Show may be serving up a double dose of Sarah Paulson.

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On Thursday, the actress tweeted the following photo from production of the FX drama. (Co-creator Ryan Murphy, who has often used Twitter to break news about his shows, also retweeted the photo.)

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The Normal Heart Takes a Brutal, Unflinching Look at the Impact of AIDS

Matt Bomer, Mark Ruffalo

If The Normal Heart, which premieres Sunday at 9/8c on HBO, were a work of fiction, it would be tragic. But knowing that it's rooted in actual events makes it nothing short of devastating.

Based on Larry Kramer's 1985 play (which was revived on Broadway in 2011) and adapted for the small screen by Ryan MurphyThe Normal Heart takes a brutal, unflinching look at the onset of the AIDS epidemic in New York City in the early 1980s. The story is told through the eyes of a group of activists who founded the organization Gay Men's Health Crisis to help patients living with the disease.

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Emmy Watch: As TV Splinters, Key Categories Get Squeezed

Emmy Rossum and Jeremy Allen White

You wouldn't compare a McDonald's Extra Value Meal to an expensive dinner at a five-star restaurant. But that's the predicament Emmy Awards voters increasingly face in such key categories as comedy and drama. (Nominations will be announced July 10; NBC airs the ceremony, hosted by Seth Meyers, on August 25.)

As primetime splinters into subgenres, shows with little in common must compete in the same races, and there's no room at all for plenty of popular shows, particularly from the broadcast networks... read more

Aw, Jeez! Fargo Series "Too Good" for Stars to Pass Up

Martin Freeman

Fargo was a hit Oscar-winning film in 1996, but nearly 20 years later, it remains to be seen if fans want to see more. On Tuesday at 10/9c, FX is betting that they will when it debuts its new Fargo series starring Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton and Hobbit star Martin Freeman read more

Michael Chiklis Joins American Horror Story: Freak Show

Michael Chiklis

Michael Chiklis has joined the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Chiklis surprised Horror Story fans by joining the cast on stage during Friday's PaleyFest panel.

"[This is] somebody who I have loved for many, many years and courted for many, many years and we finally found the right role for him," executive producer Ryan Murphy said before the actor came out on stage. "He's playing... read more

American Horror Story Season 4 Title Revealed

Jessica Lange

Get ready for American Horror Story: Freak Show!

After a writer revealed last week that the fourth season would take place at a carnival, creator Ryan Murphy tweeted the official name of the next installment on Monday. 

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Franka Potente Joins FX's The Bridge

Franka Potente

American Horror Story: Asylum alum Franka Potente has joined the cast of FX'sThe Bridge for Season 2, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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American Horror Story Season 4 Will Take Place at a Carnival

Jessica Lange

From a Coven to a circus.

American Horror Story's next installment will take place at a carnival, writer Douglas Petrieconfirmed on a Nerdist Writer's Panel podcast.

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American Horror Story: Coven's Gabourey Sidibe Joins Lee Daniels' Hip-Hop Drama

Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe is reteaming with her Precious director Lee Daniels for his new Fox hip-hop drama Empire, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sidibe, who... read more

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Premiered: October 05, 2011, on FX
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