CBS is trying something a little different with its new drama Hostages.
When CBS introduced it in May, executives called the show — a thriller about Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette), a surgeon who, on the night before she's set to operate on the president, is taken hostage with her family by an FBI agent-turned-terrorist named Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott) who wants the POTUS dead — a "limited series."
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It's a phrase that was thrown around a lot during the network upfronts, and it seems to have meant different things to different people. Is it a one-and-done miniseries? Is it the next American Horror Story-like anthology series? For the brains behind Hostages, it simply boils down to numbers.
"We definitely look at this as a series, [something] more akin to a cable series where they do fewer episodes than networks traditionally do," executive producer Rick Eid tells TVGuide.com...
Until now, the promos released for American Horror Story: Coven have revealed very little about the plot. But in a recently released teaser, we get a 30-second look at the witchy wickedness of AHS's third installment.
Despite what you may have heard about Patti LuPone, the Broadway star won't be playing a witch on American Horror Story: Coven, which premieres Oct. 9 on FX. "Patti will be playing someone who will go up against [Jessica Lange's supreme witch] Fiona and her daughter Cordelia [Sarah Paulson]," says executive producer Tim Minear. LuPone's Joan Ramsey becomes a thorn in the women's sides when she and her sexy son move next door to Fiona's boarding school for young witches. "Patti's character is a bit of a holy roller who has recently lost her husband under suspicious circumstances," Minear says.
Michelle Monaghan has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy's HBO pilot Open, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The drama is a modern exploration of sexuality and relationships. Monaghan will play...
American Horror Story
Get your first glimpse of the American Horror Story: Coven cast in the brand new -- and super creepy! -- teaser.
In the new promo, titled "Initiation," a gaggle of girls, led by Taissa Farmiga, strolls inside an ominous Southern mansion where Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett await.
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Question: What do you think about new shows that have a premise that seems unsustainable beyond one season? When Revenge was announced, it seemed like a good idea for a miniseries rather than a long-term program, and with the results we saw in the second season, that doesn't seem so far off. The new CBS show Hostages sounds interesting, but it doesn't seem like something you could continue beyond the initial 15-episode run without the writers coming up with convoluted ways to keep situations from being resolved or having it turn into a different show entirely. So I guess my question is: Do you think networks are getting desperate to have instant hits and aren't thinking about whether or not the show can last and still be good? — Mike
American Horror Story: Coven
Now that is one heck of a party trick.
In the new poster for American Horror Story: Coven unveiled Tuesday, a snake is pictured traveling between the mouths of three different women all wearing the same shade of dark red lipstick. The snake's...
Things are heating up — literally! — on the new season of American Horror Story.
In a new teaser released Tuesday, three witches appear to be burning at the stake. That is, until a closer look reveals...
Question: What are your thoughts on the selection of Scottish actor Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who's Twelfth Doctor? I have to admit that I had no idea who he was — I assume he's more of a household name in the U.K. I don't want to prematurely bash the selection and I'm willing to see how things work out, but it seems to be a traditional choice and even more so since the modern Doctor Who series has featured younger actors. During the special that announced the selection, the show runner ...
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How will Callie and Arizona deal with Arizona's infidelity when Grey's Anatomy returns? —Jane
NATALIE: Season 10 picks up right where we left off: with Callie and Arizona in a very bad place. "[Callie is] reeling, so there's a lot of reactive emotional outbursts and acting out. She doesn't hide it from the hospital how she feels," Sara Ramirez says. "They wind up in the same place they were at in the beginning of the season. There's the extra element of infidelity, but they're back in the darkness of it and they're shining a light on it." Get more scoop on the fallout here.
I'd love some Bones scoop. Do you have any idea when the wedding will actually happen? — Jessica
ADAM: I can certainly tell you when...