Michael Chiklis joins the cast of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

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Michael Chiklis is making a freaky return to television.

The Emmy-winning actor has joined the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show. The announcement was made onstage at the final night of this year’s PaleyFest during the American Horror Story: Coven panel. Chiklis is new to the Ryan Murphy world of actors and will join previous Horror Story regulars Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Basset and Frances Conroy in the fourth season of the franchise.

Murphy revealed that Chiklis will be playing Evan Peters’ character’s father and Kathy Bates’ ex-husband. As previously reported exclusively on EW, Freak Show will be set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1950 and feature Lange as a German ex-pat managing one of the last freak shows in the U.S.

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