Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ‘Smash’ Musical Heads to Broadway, ‘Girls’ Casts Shoshanna’s Parents

The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week: Sarah Silverman’s HBO pilot, Hulu gets the rights for FX/FXX shows, and Girls casts Shoshanna’s parents. … Read More

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Eight-Episode First Season of ‘Taboo,’ Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott and Steven Knight’s 1800’s Adventure Drama, Coming to FX

The names I’m about to drop might — at least if you’re a fan of well-made action-drama — likewise send… Read More

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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Premiere Recap: “Monsters Among Us”

The year is 1952. The town is Jupiter, Florida. The intro credits are reminiscent of The Brothers Quay. And this is Ryan Murphy’s twisted vision of Norman Rockwell’s idealized America. … Read More

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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show': More Campy, Wildly Uneven Fun From Ryan Murphy

By now, as we enter the fourth installation of the American Horror Story franchise, everything Ryan Murphy puts on the screen has become the norm. With any show, there’s an understandable struggle to keep storylines feeling new from season to season, but Murphy’s unique twists and memorable characters add an extra level of difficulty. When you start off really weird, how do you keep getting weirder without it becoming desperate or laughable? For Murphy, the answer is: you get freaky — really, really freaky. … Read More

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Today in “You Do You, Ryan Murphy”: FX Orders ‘American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson’

The first rule of the Ryan Murphy universe is that there are no rules; the second is that nothing is… Read More

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“Characters Don’t Have to Be Likable”: A Conversation With ‘You’re the Worst’ Creator Stephen Falk

Throughout the course of its ten-episode first season, FX’s unconventional romantic comedy You’re the Worst has followed the strange, funny, and undeniably twisted relationship of two love-averse narcissists who reluctantly fall for each other while navigating the sketchy fringes of adulthood. With each episode surpassing the last, it became the summer’s best comedy by balancing an unwavering belief in love with its exploration of the more cynical side of romance. Flavorwire spoke to You’re the Worst showrunner Stephen Falk (Weeds, Orange Is the New Black) by phone about likable and unlikable characters, finding humor in serious topics, and what he learned from working with Jenji Kohan.  … Read More

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“Foot Horror” Becomes a New Genre in ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Poster

American Horror Story counts among its many talents a penchant for upsetting imagery in its marketing materials—no easy task given… Read More

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Please Don’t Watch FX’s ‘Partners’

I’m the first person to admit that I was excited about Partners. It didn’t exactly sound promising, but it did promise the silly-enough-to-work pairing of Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence. Both actors are sitcom veterans, both are very funny, and both appear to be such opposites that it feels oddly perfect to pair them up in a buddy comedy. The show was ordered on the 10/90 model: If enough people watch 10 episodes, FX will automatically give the show 90 more. With that in mind, I’m begging you: Please don’t watch Partners when it premieres on Monday. Please don’t allow FX to produce 100 episodes of this awful mess. The world has more than enough terribleness in it already. … Read More

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