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'American Horror Story: Freak Show': Rundown On 'Test Of Strength'

November 20th, 2014 9:06am EST
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Episode 7 Recap: Rundown On
“Test of Strength” was a more emotional episode than we’re used to from American Horror Story. The show is always all about the scares and the gross out scenes, but rarely do they attempt to uncover the characters’ more emotional side. That is the power of this episode. There’s still plenty of disgusting imagery and shockers, but there’s also character development.

Characters Worth Remembering

Morris the Artist may never return, but it’s certainly possible. After what he did to Penny, tattooing her face beyond all recognition at her father’s behest, it’d be a shame if he didn’t get some g...
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Tom Hardy's Latest Project Greenlit By FX

November 19th, 2014 8:36am EST
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English actor Tom Hardy has signed on to star in U.S. historial drama "Taboo." The program is set in 1813 and centers on adventurer James Keziah Delaney.

The FX series is based on an original story written by Hardy and his father. The script was adapted by Steven Knight, who directed the actor's most recent film, "Locke."

Hardy and Ridley Scott will executive produce the project. It's scheduled to air in 2016.

This isn't Hardy's first foray into television. He has appeared in several series and mini-series, including "Peaky Blinders," "The Take," "Oliver Twist," and "Meadowlands."

Hard...
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AHS Script Stolen; Includes Pivotal Scene

November 15th, 2014 6:00pm EST
American Horror Story
Executives at 20th Century Fox are in a panic after someone stole an upcoming script for "American Horror Story: Freak Show."

Earlier this month, a page detailing a scene revealing the mysterious plotline from the series' second season was reportedly taken from the setin New Orleans, La.

The scene in question answers the storyline that kept viewers hooked during the 2012 season "Asylum." The scene reportedly involves Pepper the pinhead and a scene that reveals how she ended up in the Briarcliff Manor.

A 20th Century Fox TV rep told TMZ.com, "The theft and unauthorized distribution of our...
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'American Horror Story: Freak Show': Rundown On 'Bullseye'

November 13th, 2014 8:54am EST
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Recap: Rundown On 'Bullseye'
Everything is unraveling for Elsa. That’s good news for viewers, as it finally feels like things are ramping up and heading in an exciting direction. While some of the characters still feel half-formed and poorly characterized, for the most part the show is piecing together all the best bits and turning into a fully realized season.

Here’s the rundown from “Bullseye:”

New Characters to Remember

While not exactly a new character, Penny the Candy Striper (Grace Gummer) returns on screen for the first time since the first episode. She’s recovered from the drug-induced, and definitely not co...
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'American Horror Story: Freak Show:' Rundown of 'Pink Cupcakes'

November 6th, 2014 8:59am EST
'American Horror Story Freak Show' Recap: Rundown of 'Pink Cupca
A rundown of the latest episode of American Horror Story:

New Characters to Remember

Andy (Matt Bomer) may have died in the same episode he was introduced (or did he?) but he had a lasting impact. Not only was he the art loving prostitute lover of Dell, he was also Dandy’s second victim. After being stabbed a bunch in the chest, a couple of times in the back, and having his arm sawed off, he still managed to live. Does he have an immortality super power? Or did the show just go there for shock value? We may never know.

Regina Ross is Dora’s daughter. She’s in secretary school in New York...
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Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka To Appear On 'American Horror Story'

October 30th, 2014 10:29am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka To Appear On 'American Horror
Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka will guest star on "American Horror Story: Freak Show."

Harris will play a chameleon salesman on the final two episodes of the season, while Burtka will appear on the season finale alongside Jessica Lange, according to TVLine.com.

Several months ago Harris revealed that he wrote a letter to the show's creator, Ryan Murphy, asking for a role in the popular FX series.

The pair have worked together on "Glee," for which Harris won a 2010 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.

It's been a busy year for Harris and he isn't s...
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'American Horror Story Freak Show' Rundown On 'Edward Mordrake Part 2'

October 30th, 2014 8:39am EDT
'American Horror Story Freak Show' Rundown On 'Edward Mordrake P
In just one episode, American Horror Story: Freak Show may have solved most of its biggest problems. The show still has about 5 characters too many to focus on and tends towards shock value over proper plot, but it took a few strides forward in the culmination of the Edward Mordrake saga. Thankfully, the season is finally starting to pull together the pieces of the puzzle, instead of letting characters and plot lines wander all over. Plus no musical number, thank God.

Here’s a rundown on “Edward Mordrake Part 2:”

New Characters to Remember

None. Could the show finally be focusing on the ...
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'American Horror Story Freak Show' Recap: Rundown On 'Edward Mordrake Part 1'

October 23rd, 2014 8:39am EDT
'American Horror Story Freak Show' Recap: Rundown On 'Edward Mor
Can anyone decipher the main plot of Freak Show? Is it Elsa Mars’ quest for fame and the horrors she’ll commit to get it? Is it about Dot and Bette skirting the law, joining a freak show, and fighting each other? Or maybe it’s about the tough life of Jimmy, who was born into a world he despises? Or is it about a crazy clown, his rich best friend, and the town they’re terrorizing? There are so many major plots that they all start to feel insignificant as the episodes go on, especially since there’s a new threat introduced in every episode. It could be the result of having too many beloved ac...
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Emmy Nominee Allison Tolman Reflects On Her Trip To 'Fargo'

October 16th, 2014 2:05pm EDT
Emmy Nominee Allison Tolman Reflects On Her Trip To 'Fargo'
Allison Tolman shot to deserved recognition with FX's Fargo, and her fantastic turn as small-town deputy Molly Solverson. After the show's first season, the still emerging actress had become an Emmy Award nominee and Critics' Choice Television Award winner. Now that season one is available on Blu-Ray and DVD, we sat down with Allison to look back on Molly's journey and how much she loved her time on Fargo.

Everything turned out fantastic, but she was initially surprised by the idea of a TV series inspired by the 1996 Coen Brothers movie. "When I first heard that they were doing the project...
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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Recap: Rundown On 'Massacres And Matinees'

October 16th, 2014 8:21am EDT
American Horror Story: Freak Show
American Horror Story has never excelled at creating strong plots and characters with coherent motivations. But the one thing it has always done well is embracing its campiness. The episodes that take themselves too seriously are often the least successful. Freak Show is still in that stage of taking itself seriously, but “Massacres and Matinees” also managed to be one of the most ridiculous and funny episodes in the show’s history. Here’s a rundown of the episode:

New Characters Worth Remembering

“Massacres and Matinees” saw the introduction of two new performers in the Freak Show:

Wend...
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