Fox catapulted to the top of the network heap — in popular perception, at least — during the 2014-15 season with the massive, unprecedented, and wholly deserved success of Empire. The hip-hop-centric soap opera never slowed down and had viewers obsessing over it from beginning to end, with Cookie’s outfits and an endless parade of guest stars taking over our daily conversations. Hoping to keep up the momentum, Fox has just introduced a handful of new series featuring big names who, the network hopes, will have viewers talking all next year. And it isn’t just betting on well-known actors — it’s also investing in well-known characters and franchises.
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Ryan Murphy just announced via Twitter that American Horror Story, Nashville and Friday Night Lights star Connie Britton will be playing Faye Resnick in Scott… Read More
Perhaps instead of two new shows, both of which are spins on the premise of AHS, it’d behoove Ryan Murphy to give the original enough… Read More
With American Crime: People v. O.J. Simpson, Ryan Murphy is reaching even further into the depths of his Americana-brimming trashcan. While… Read More
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: Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons head to Fargo, Syfy orders Krypton series, and Playing House gets a second season.
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Ryan Murphy’s upcoming true crime anthology series focused on O.J. Simpson (yep, you read that right) has cast its lead… Read More
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The takeaway moment from Wednesday night’s American Horror Story: Freak Show premiere was, justifiably, Jessica Lange’s cover of David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?,” complete with powder-blue pantsuit. Lange once again plays the lead in the anthology series; this time, she’s Elsa Mars, freak-show proprietress, failed (but glamorous!) actress, and German expatriate. Mysterious as Elsa may be, though, at least we know where she’s from. The same definitely cannot be said for Ethel Darling, the bearded lady played by Kathy Bates.
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