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'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy talks the latest episode 'Boy Parts' and Stevie Nicks' influence on 'Coven' -- EXCLUSIVE

[SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE LATEST EPISODE OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN!!!!]

The second episode of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story: Coven was chock-full of plot developments, including the resurrection of seemingly dead Misty (Lily Rabe) and Kyle (Evan Peters) and the reveal that modern-day Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett) has kept alive her minotaur lover! EW talked to Murphy about all the twists and turns as well as a preview of next week’s AHS: Coven.
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'Coven' is most-watched 'American Horror Story' premiere ever

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It’s a good witch not a bad witch.

FX’s American Horror Story: Coven launched Wednesday night to the anthology franchise’s biggest audience ever. The debut was seen by 5.5 million viewers, up 44 percent from last year’s American Horror Story: Asylum. The episode also delivered a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49 — up roughly 90 percent from last fall and topping everything on broadcast last night except ABC’s Modern Family. If you add the show’s first encore, AHS had a total of 7.8 million.

Peppered with humorous dialogue and structured with surprising discipline for the typically feverish horror-drama, AHS:C also garnered a rave from EW critic Melissa Maerz (and be sure to check out Darren Franich’s detailed recap here).

'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy on why 'Coven' is the best season

A group of reporters watched a preview screening of American Horror Story: Coven Thursday. Snap judgement: It’s the best — and most accessible (read: least weird) — first episode of AHS‘s three seasons. After the screening, co-creator Ryan Murphy took questions and gave some rather candid answers. I’m going to weed out any big spoilers, but fair warning that this post does discuss some story elements.

The set-up: Taissa Farmiga plays a teenager who discovers she’s a witch and is sent by her mother to a very special New Orleans boarding school for witches run by the rather wicked “supreme” (Jessica Lange) and her prim daughter (Sarah Paulson). Witches, we’re told, fled to the South during the Salem witch trials 300 years ago and established this school for the protection and education of gifted young women. (Expect a Hogwarts joke within the first hour.) Most of them have a single unique power (such as reading minds or telekinesis). We’re also introduced via flashback to Marie Delphine LaLaurie (Kathy Bates), who’s based on a real-life socialite and serial killer who tortured black slaves in the early 1800s.

What’s most striking is that the episode feels lighter and funnier than previous seasons, which Murphy says was entirely by design. “I love this season,” Murphy says. “It’s my favorite season we’ve done so far, largely because I love the comedy of it and I think it’s really scary.” Last season Asylum, Murphy notes, was “dark and grim and hard.” Coven, he says, “was designed to be scary, but more fun. I heard a lot last year, ‘Oh we love it, but it’s hard to sit through.’ So I wanted this year to be not so hard to sit through.” The production also had the opportunity to shoot on location in New Orleans rather than in a studio, which gives the show a less claustrophobic feel.

The most grim content is from a cold open flashback to LaLaurie’s torment of her slaves, who are kept in cramped animal cages and suffer all sorts of abuses. “She’s a real woman who did everything in the show and worse,” Murphy says.

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'American Horror Story': Creators reveal secrets of 'Asylum'

While we’re counting down the days to Coven‘s premiere, we’re taking a look back at Asylum by revisiting Briarcliff Mental Institution — caning, “The Name Game” and all. For The Writers’ Room, which airs on Sundance Channel, EW sat down with AHS producers Ryan Murphy, Tim Minear and Brad Falchuk to talk Jessica Lange’s influence on the series, the season’s theme and the use of aliens.

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'American Horror Story: Coven': Watch the new main titles -- VIDEO

Are you ready to join the Coven?

American Horror Story fans will certainly be after checking out the show’s new (and, duh, ultra-creepy) new opening titles, which creator Ryan Murphy released today on YouTube.

Be warned, the credits pretty much terrified EW’s Katie Atkinson. (“The music alone will give me nightmares!”) Well done, Horror Story!
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Fight or burn! Watch the new trailer for 'American Horror Story: Coven' -- VIDEO

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When Fiona’s in charge, you can either fight or burn.

After unleashing several photos of the newest cast additions to American Horror Story: Coven, FX continues their promotional trail for the season premiere, releasing a new 30-second trailer that takes a glimpse into third installment of the horror anthology series.

In the latest trailer, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) is whisked off to a Witch Academy where she learns tough love under the instruction of the wicked witch of the west Fiona (Jessica Lange).

With the coven bloodline at risk of extinction and war with local voodoo witches, Fiona prepares her new class for battle, toting her students through a hefty initiation that will teach them how to protect themselves. Tapping into her intimidating but luring witchcraft instructor mode, the “Supreme” whips them into shape (literally) by throwing them against walls, dragging them through dark forests, and drenching them with gasoline testing their strength as Coven witches.

“Idiots, the only thing you have to be afraid is me,” Fiona warns her new class.

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'American Horror Story': See Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett in 'Coven,' plus plot details -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

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Image Credit: Michele K. Short/FX

FX’s third installment of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story: Coven has been shrouded in mystery … until now. EW is not only exclusively debuting these images of new stars Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett, but also revealing plot detail on the acclaimed series in this week’s Fall TV Preview, on stands now.

The witch-centric Coven, shot on location in New Orleans, once again stars Jessica Lange (alongside several AHS alums) but in a much different role from last year’s glum Sister Jude on AHS: Asylum. In Coven’s universe, Lange’s glam Fiona is the Wicked Witch of the West. Labeled a “Supreme” for her mighty magical abilities, Fiona is witch royalty, descended from Salem spell casters, and has spent recent years using her powers to stay fabulous, like any good aging diva.
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'American Horror Story': First 'Coven' clip with Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, and Angela Bassett -- VIDEO

Fans of FX’s American Horror Story finally get their first peek at the cast in the teaser for the latest incarnation of the mini-series, this time subtitled Coven.

Set in New Orleans at a finishing school for young witches, the teaser gives viewers a look at stars Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Emma Roberts, and Jamie Brewer. Watch the clip below:
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'American Horror Story': See the new snaky, sexy poster for 'Coven' -- PHOTO

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It’s not premiering for a month still, but American Horror Story: Coven has been slowly releasing video teasers to build buzz for its new season, set in New Orleans and focusing on witches. Now, FX has released the first poster for the series (see above) and it’s a doozy with a snake entering and exiting three different women’s mouths.

AHS: Coven debuts Oct. 9 at 10 p.m. on FX and stars Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Angela Bassett, Evan Peters, Gabourey Sidibe, Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe, Emma Roberts, Denis O’Hare, and Patti Lupone.

'The Writers' Room': 'American Horror Story' producers on the return of horror to TV -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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FX’s Emmy-nominated American Horror Story is one of the scariest and most ambitious series ever to hit the small screen. It also is part of a horror renaissance on television that includes AMC’s The Walking Dead, Fox’s The Following, and Netflix’s Hemlock Grove. On tonight’s season finale of Entertainment Weekly and The Sundance Channel’s behind-the-scene series The Writers’ Room, AHS‘ writer/producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear join star Lily Rabe to discuss the terrifying series and, in this exclusive clip, why viewers love being scared. Watch below…

The Writers’ Room airs at 10pm on The Sundance Channel. Season three of American Horror Story, this time subtitled Coven, premieres on Oct. 9 at 10pm on FX.

'American Horror Story: Coven' first teaser unveiled -- VIDEO

A creepy rendition of “House of the Rising Sun” and an eerie white room of women facing the walls — this 18-second creep-out can only signal one thing: The first teaser of American Horror Story: Coven has arrived.

The FX miniseries has already taken viewers through a haunted house and an asylum, and the next stop on the horror bus is New Orleans. Zooming in on a major face-off between witches of Salem and voodoo practitioners, the third season will explore both present-day characters of the show and real historical figures of New Orleans back in the 1830s. Kathy Bates has joined the show as historical serial killer Marie Delphine LaLaurie, alongside other new stars, including Emma Roberts, and Gabourey Sidibe.

Although fans are left to wonder about most season 3 secrets, executive producer Tim Minear revealed at the TCAs the social direction taken in the upcoming new season: “I think some of the bigger themes this year is oppression of minorities of all kinds and within that idea, the idea of minority groups going after each other and doing the work for the larger culture. There’s a very strong feminist theme there, there’s also themes of race and themes of oppression and a very strong theme of family, specifically mothers and daughters.”

The third season of the FX horror drama is scheduled to premiere in October. Brave the spooky trailer, titled Detention, below:
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Denis O'Hare joins 'American Horror Story: Coven'

Denis O’Hare is joining the Coven.

American Horror Story executive producer Ryan Murphy announced today via Twitter that O’Hare, who previously appeared on the first cycle of FX’s horror anthology, has scored a part in the third witch-centric season. It is currently unclear what his role will be.

O’Hare is one of many AHS alums set to appear in the upcoming third season, which does not yet have a premiere date. Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy and Lily Rabe are all set to appear, as will a host of new faces, including Kathy Bates and Patti LuPone.

O’Hare most recently worked with the Glee creator on the Murphy-directed film adaptation of The Normal Heart, which is set to air on HBO in 2014.

'American Horror Story' and 'The Big Bang Theory' lead Critics Choice nominees

The Big Bang Theory is no stranger to big ratings, but home viewers aren’t the only ones who love the CBS comedy.

The show was one of the most recognized broadcast shows today as the nominations for the 3rd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were announced. BBT and American Horror Story: Asylum, the most nominated cable show, both scored six nominations. (Parks and Recreation and Sundance’s Top of the Lake tied for second with five nominations.)

HBO lead the networks, scoring 21 nominations, followed by FX with 19.

This is the third year The Broadcast Television Journalists Association has held the award show. This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Parks and Recreation star Retta and held June 10 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. (It will also, for the first time, stream online via UStream.)

The full list of nominations is below: 
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