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04/19/2007


'American Horror Story: Coven' Makes Its Bewitching Debut

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As wildly uneven as his creations may be, Ryan Murphy's television work is always provocative. Whether it's the musical phenomenon Glee or the twisted tales he spun on Nip/Tuck (or even the progressive -- though overly preachy -- The New Normal), all of Murphy's TV projects have managed to spur some conversation. American Horror Story, which returns tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern on FX, is no exception.

In addition to serving up some serious scares in its haunted house-themed first season, the show leverages an interesting anthology format, enabling big-name actors (including Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott and Zachary Quinto) to commit to self-contained seasons. Sure, last season's Asylum ran a bit off the rails with the aliens and the heavy-handed commentary on the church, but when the show was firing on all cylinders (like when Sarah Paulson's Lana took center stage) it was the most thrilling hour on television.

The third iteration, titled American Horror Story: Coven, debuts tonight, and it's poised to be the most exciting yet.

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Here are the Creepy Main Titles for 'American Horror Story: Coven': VIDEO

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Ryan Murphy today released the main titles for American Horror Story: Coven, which features Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Emma Roberts, Denis O'Hare, Kathy Bates, and Jessica Lange. It premieres October 9 on FX.

Said Murphy: "You have to watch it 10 times because every frame is a clue for what the season will be. And ever year it has a different tone, look and concept. By the last frame of the main title for Coven, you'll really have an idea of what the last frame of the Coven season will be."

The show has already released a set of super-creepy teasers.

Writes THR: "Coven stars Jessica Lange as a witch named Fiona; Kathy Bates plays historical personage Madame LaLaurie, a Louisiana-born socialite and serial killer who kept slaves bound in her home; and Angela Bassett portrays voodoo expert/cult leader Marie Laveau. Coven tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. More than 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials, and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction."

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New 'American Horror Story' Teaser Has People Climbing the Walls: VIDEO

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FX dropped its first promo for the upcoming season of American Horror Story. This season's called "Coven" with the tagline "Life your spirits." The new series will feature Kathy Bates and Emma Roberts.

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News: Andrew Garfield, Ryan Murphy, Star Wars, Helen Thomas

6a00d8341c730253ef0192ac18ea06970d-800wi Watch: The very first full-length trailer for the upcoming film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Garfield6a00d8341c730253ef0192ac18ea06970d-800wi Yesterday, Andrew Garfield told Comic-Con attendees: "'Spiderman stands for everybody -- gay, straight, bixsexual, transexual,' Garfield said. 'To me, love between two consenting adults is love. To me, that anyone would bat an eyelash at what I said to me is interesting.'"

6a00d8341c730253ef0192ac18ea06970d-800wi Jesse and the Rippers reunite, thanks to John Stamos and Jimmy Fallon.

6a00d8341c730253ef0192ac18ea06970d-800wi Man injures only himself after setting off home-made bomb in Beijing International Airport.

6a00d8341c730253ef0192ac18ea06970d-800wi Will season three of Once Upon A Time introduce a gay character?

6a00d8341c730253ef0192ac18ea06970d-800wi Lesbian couple in Canada receives disturbing threatening letter: “We know you and have been following you for the past several weeks and we wish for you to leave this city, before it is too late, for you.”

6a00d8341c730253ef0192ac18ea06970d-800wi An abandoned set from the original Star Wars film is in danger of being covered up by sand dunes in Tunisia.

Ryan-murphy-talks-cory-monteith-death-lea-michele-grief-future-glee-plans16a00d8341c730253ef0192ac18ea06970d-800wi Ryan Murphy speaks out about the death of Cory Monteith: “It’s always sad and shocking when somebody so young dies, but one of the things that made it even more upsetting is that so many of us who knew and loved him were actively involved in trying to get him better.”

6a00d8341c730253ef0192ac18ea06970d-800wi "Out in the ‘Hood: Young, Gay and Hoping for Something Better": A photo essay about a young gay black man by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Preston Gannaway.

6a00d8341c730253ef0192ac18ea06970d-800wi RIP: long-time White House journalist Helen Thomas.

6a00d8341c730253ef0192ac18ea06970d-800wi Prepare for Superman and Batman - in one film!

6a00d8341c730253ef0192ac18ea06970d-800wi The anti-flash mobs: "bash mobs."

6a00d8341c730253ef0192ac18ea06970d-800wi JK Rowling was not pleased to learn that a partner in an entertainment law firm was the one who leaked her highly secretive pen name to his wife's best friend: “To say that I am disappointed is an understatement. I had assumed that I could expect total confidentiality from Russells, a reputable professional firm and I feel very angry that my trust turned out to be misplaced.”


Adam Lambert Joining the Cast of 'Glee'

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Adam Lambert will be joining the cast of Glee, according to creator Ryan Murphy. No specifics yet on the role.

NBC Cancels 'The New Normal' After One Season

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NBC has canceled the gay parenting/surrogacy comedy The New Normal after one season, according to The Hollywood Reporter:

Boosted by The Voice, the Justin Bartha-Andrew Rannells starrer about a gay couple starting a family earned a full-season order in October despite early protests from conservative watchdog groups. The series, like the rest of its Tuesday block, suffered without The Voice, notching a string of lows before the singing competition returned to revitalize the lineup. While its April season finale was penned to serve as a potential series finale, producers said that a second se  ason would have featured the newly married couple raising their newborn son.

The 20th Television entry marks Murphy's first show to not move beyond its freshman run.

Murphy's other shows have been re-upped. Glee for two more seasons, and American Horror Story for a third season.


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