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'American Horror Story' Season 5 Will Be 'Very Different' From 'Freak Show'

January 19, 2015 03:01:48

"" won't repeat the same formula for the upcoming installment. At the TCA's winter press tour, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said the fifth season of the horror anthology series would be "very different" from "Freak Show" which will air its last episode Wednesday, January 21.

Asked about the theme, he replied, "I know what it is, but I can't [say]." He teased, "I have to let [series boss] Ryan [Murphy] do his thing on that. But it's very different... I think there's going to be an unusually large reinvention in between Book 4 and Book 5 relative to, say, between Book 3 [Coven] and 4 [Freak Show]."


'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Finale Preview: Fallen Elsa

January 15, 2015 05:01:16

There's only an episode left on ": Freak Show". After countless deaths throughout the season, fans can expect for a bloody finale as hinted in a preview for next week's episode.

Dandy now takes over the freak show but he may sabotage the group's performance as he's seen threatening one of the freaks. "Better run, Ima," he tells Ima, while Desiree looks scared. Dandy is seen loading his gun and pointing it to someone unseen, before Elsa is featured falling on the stage and Jimmy is screaming, "No!!!"


TV Nominations for 2015 PGA Awards Include 'Freak Show', 'Fargo', 'True Detective'

January 06, 2015 10:01:48

The Producers Guild of America Awards has unveiled the nominations for its 26th annual prize-giving event. In TV field, such acclaimed series as "", "", "" and "" no surprisingly made it into the list.

"AHS", with its latest installment "Freak Show", is competing with "Fargo", "", "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" and "" for the Outstanding Producer title in Long-Form Television.


Neil Patrick Harris Does Magic in New 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Photos

January 03, 2015 09:01:57

shows his magic trick in new photos from ": Freak Show". Donning a top hat and a red jacket, the actor playing Chester shows his saw, a tool used in his performance, in one picture. He looks serious in another image as he's cutting a box which possibly contains a human.


First Look at Neil Patrick Harris on 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

December 19, 2014 11:12:23

Back in October, it was confirmed that and his husband David Burtka would appear on ": Freak Show". Now, first look at the "" alum on the FX series has been unveiled via a promo for the show's midseason return.

Harris plays a magician named Chester, who is the new owner of Elsa's freak show. He apparently has romantic feelings for Bette and Dot and asks them to join him onstage during his performance to distract the audience.


'American Horror Story: Freak Show' 4.10 Preview: Desiree Threatens Maggie

December 11, 2014 03:12:53

The number of victims on ": Freak Show" keeps piling up and a man is wrongfully blamed for some of these murders. Dandy framed Jimmy for the deaths of some women in the most recent episode and Jimmy ends up in jail.

In the next episode, Dot asks Maggie to save Jimmy, insisting that his fate is in Maggie's hand. The death of a Freak sparks troubling behavior in Pepper and Desiree grows suspicious of Maggie. She thinks Maggie had anything to do with the deaths of the freaks and she threatens to kill Maggie if it's true.


'American Horror Story: Freak Show' 4.09 Preview: Murder Confession

December 04, 2014 02:12:26

Dandy is getting creepier week by week on ": Freak Show". After [SPOILER ALERT!] killing his own mother who had kept his dark secrets, Dandy is going to reveal that he murdered Regina's mother Dora as Regina asks cops to help her find her mother. Regina looks scared as Dandy shows no remorse when making the confession.

Meanwhile, the twins share an emotional moment before their surgery. Bette says she is willing to die if that's what it takes to keep her sister Dot alive. But the twins apparently disappear and send Stanley into a panic. Jimmy, meanwhile, accuses Stanley of harming the twins.


'American Horror Story: Freak Show' 4.08 Preview Teases Another Murder

November 20, 2014 03:11:43

No one is safe on ": Freak Show". If the title of the upcoming episode is any indication, at least one character will meet his/her demise next week. And judging from a preview for the said outing, Regina () could be the next victim on the show.

Regina has been suspicious about her mother's whereabouts. When she finally confronts Gloria and Dandy Mott about her mother Dora's disappearance, Dandy tries to calm her down by offering her a bargain. But it may be just a trick so that they can distract her and get a chance to kill her.


'American Horror Story' Producer Investigating the Theft of 'Freak Show' Script

November 17, 2014 02:11:01

20th Century Fox TV, the producer of "", didn't take lightly a report suggesting a script for the current fourth season was stolen. "The theft and unauthorized distribution of our scripts is a very serious matter and we will take all appropriate steps necessary to vigorously protect our intellectual property," they said.

According to TMZ, the script went missing on set during a filming last week in New Orleans after one of the cast members left some pages unattended after reading them. One page was reportedly being shopped around, and it could ruin the element of surprise on the show if it leaks since it contains a pivotal scene that involves 's Pepper the pinhead.


'American Horror Story: Freak Show' 4.07 Preview: Elsa Is Blackmailed

November 13, 2014 03:11:39

It's getting violent here on ": Freak Show". A preview for the next episode shows Stanley forcing Dell to kill one of his fellow freaks and he may end up doing it. The women of the troupe rally against Dell after his latest act of violence.

Meanwhile, Penny the Candy Striper tells his father that she's in love with Paul and will live with him, but his father won't let that happen. Someone apparently knows what Elsa has done to her performers and threatens to expose it.


'American Horror Story: Freak Show' 4.06 Preview: I'll Tell You a Secret

November 06, 2014 03:11:41

More lies are told on ": Freak Show". To reach her goal, Elsa takes the twins away and may put them in danger. In the next episode of the anthology series, Paul and Ethel are getting suspicious of Elsa.

Paul confronts the troupe leader about Bette and Dot's whereabouts, accusing her of doing something deceitful. Ethel, meanwhile, threatens to kill Elsa if she ever finds out that Elsa's lying.


Ryan Murphy Confirms All Seasons of 'American Horror Story' Are Connected

November 01, 2014 06:11:13

Ryan Murphy addresses rumor suggesting that all of "" seasons are intertwined. Such rumors emerged after 's Pepper and 's Sister Mary Eunice from Season 2 "Asylum" were confirmed to return for the fourth cycle "Freak Show".

"They're all connected," the creator confirmed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "We're just beginning to tell you how they're connected. They're all very separate but there's clues every season that we're now telling you how the different worlds are intertwined."


'American Horror Story: Freak Show' 4.05 Preview: Stanley Lures the Twins

October 30, 2014 01:10:16

Who's the next victim on ": Freak Show"? The lives of the freaks are in danger as Stanley and Maggie hatch a plan to murder members of the troupe. A preview for the next episode shows Stanley giving a cupcake, which has been injected with an unknown substance, to the twins who are later seen being kept in a glass box.

Elsa screams in horror possibly when learning what happens to Bette and Dot. In another scene, she turns down Stanley's idea to bring her Freak Show to television. "I would rather be boiled in oil than be on television," she says.


Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Join 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

October 30, 2014 05:10:34

and David Burtka are added to ": Freak Show" which premiered early this October. The couple is confirmed to appear on the final episodes of the FX horror anthology series' fourth season.

According to TVLine, the Barney depicter of "" is expected to portray a "chameleon salesman" in the last two episodes while his husband will have a "sexy storyline" with 's character Elsa Mars in the series finale.


'American Horror Story: Freak Show' 4.04 Preview: Edward Mordrake Ruins Halloween

October 23, 2014 02:10:47

Halloween continues in upcoming episode of ": Freak Show". In a preview for next week's outing, Edward Mordrake haunts Elsa's troupe as he continues his search for a Freak to add to his ghostly coterie.

As everyone is cautious, Dell promises to stop Edward from killing one of them. Elsa says she's been expecting the two-faced ghost and finally meets him, but he appears to have a second thought when he's about to kill her.


Clown Club Slams 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Over Murderous Clown

October 17, 2014 08:10:02

Clown gets the spotlight on ": Freak Show", but not in the way that real professional clowns want. Clowns of America International has slammed the show over the sinister representation of clowns on the series.

Glenn Kohlberger, president of the nation's biggest clown club, claims the show induces "clown fear" by featuring the murderous Twisty the Clown, portrayed by John Carroll Lynch, who stakes out his victims while donning full clown garb.


'American Horror Story: Freak Show' 4.03 Preview: The Man With Two Faces

October 16, 2014 02:10:45

Meet another freak in the upcoming episode of ": Freak Show". A preview for the said outing includes a glimpse of 's Edward Mordrake, who scares some women with his two faces in flashback scene.

There's also a quick look at ' Maggie Esmerelda, a con artist who poses as a fortuneteller to join the troupe and later catches the eyes of Jimmy. The freaks are having a debate about whether or not they will perform on Halloween since there's an old carny superstition saying they will summon the spirit of Mordrake.


'American Horror Story' Gets Season 5 After Record-Breaking Premiere

October 14, 2014 09:10:13

FX gave "" a fifth season order following its record-breaking season 4 premiere. The anthology series from "" co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk will return in October next year for a 13-episode run.

"The American Horror Story anthology has had the highest growth trajectory of any show in FX history, not to mention an unprecedented track record of success in awards recognition," FX boss John Landgraf said in a statement. "With Ryan Murphy and his partners, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto and Tim Minear at the helm, the show's success is not surprising."


'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Debut Sets Series High

October 10, 2014 11:10:34

": Freak Show" spooks rival shows on its opening night. The new season premiere hit series high, posting 6.127 million total viewers and a 3.11 rating among adults 18-49.

The FX anthology series from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk has outperformed itself in the last three years. The debut of the latest installment is up 10% from the 5.54 million total viewers who watched the launch of "Coven" in October last year.


'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Teases the Rest of the Season

October 09, 2014 01:10:29

Following the highly anticipated ": Freak Show" premiere, FX teases what's next in the season in a newly released promo. It sees ' Maggie posing as a fortune teller and Denis O'Hare's Stanley claiming to be a talent scout to get weird stuff from the freak show.

Dot, one half of the conjoined twins played by , shows her singing skill during a rehearsal and wows the other troupe members as Bette disappoints 's Elsa. There's a murder as someone is trying to drown Jyoti Amge's Ma Petite and ' Jimmy screams hysterically. Meanwhile, Elsa is upset that she's suspected to get involved in the disapperance of some girls.


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