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'Duck Dynasty' ratings beat 'American Horror Story'


The most-watched TV show on cable Wednesday night was … Duck Dynasty?

Okay, let’s try that again.

The highest-rated TV show in the adults 18-49 demographic last night was … READ FULL STORY

'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy on the arrival of Anne Frank to the 'Asylum' -- EXCLUSIVE

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You think you’ve seen everything as a TV viewer...and then American Horror Story: Asylum comes long and has an episode with a woman (Copper‘s Franka Potente) claiming to be Anne Frank. Yep, THE Anne Frank. Well, let me tell you AHS fans: Things only get wilder. In fact, next week’s twist-revealing masterpiece (MAJOR secrets are revealed) represents probably the best hour the mini-series has ever done for pure terror and acting prowess. But there’s tons to discuss in this week’s installment, including the brutal deprogramming of Lana (Sarah Paulson) by Dr. Thredson (Zachary Quinto) and, of course, the arrival of Ms. Frank. EW chatted with co-creator Ryan Murphy about this epic, two-part AHS: Asylum.

'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy talks the shocking fate of [SPOILER] and reveals Franka Potente's super-secret role -- EXCLUSIVE

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'American Horror Story': Mark Consuelos on stepping out of the box for Spivey

If Mark Consuelos had his choice, he would have shaved his head to play a mental patient on American Horror Story: Asylum.

That idea may have been nixed, but it’s a testament to how willing and eager the former All My Children star was to physically transform for his role as Spivey, a patient at Briarcliff Manor, the institution at the center of this season.

In fact, it was creator Ryan Murphy’s desire to change up the actor’s look that made him even more excited to take on the role. “I said, ‘Yes, I’ll do it. You had me at dark and demented,'” he recalls. “Kelly [Ripa, his wife] was with [us] and she said, ‘No you don’t understand. [Murphy]’s really dark and demented. More than any other person.'”


'NCIS: LA,' 'Arrow,' 'Hawaii Five-0,' 'Bones,' 'Scandal': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room


But I’m not going to let pesky wind, rain, or Frankenstorms get in the way of giving you some scoop on your favorite shows. (It did, however, royally poop on some fun in-person chats I had set up. #NCIS #Revolution) However, we solider on.

Enjoy your offerings today. Make sure to keep sending questions to and if you’re in the path of the storm, be careful, friends.

I have been loving the flirting between Eric and Nell this season, it has been adorable to witness! Can we hope to see more of it this season and see that relationship continue?  — Cheryl

Remember the almost-kiss between Nell and Eric earlier this season? Remember how bummed you were that it didn’t happen? Well, be sad no longer: There’s a KISS COMING! “I won’t tell you which episode,” teases executive producer Shane Brennan. “But there is a kiss coming. It’s nerd love!” (Extra hints because I like you: It will air before December and they are NOT on a mission.)

Now, before Kensi and Deeks fans cry foul and claim they’ve been waiting for a love connection longer, Brennan is quick to point out that the two couples are on very different paths. “Nerds don’t hang around when it comes to love. They jump right in,” he jokes. “It certainly has developed. It’s an intellectual relationship that sometimes struggles to find its physicality, but that’s the nature of the characters. Whereas Kensi and Deeks there a playfulness and sexy tension.” Look for Nell and Eric to continue to sizzle this season, and, Brennan predicts, “If it’s a race to the end, I think they’re leading Kensi and Deeks.”

For much more on NCIS: LA, keep an eye out for my November sweeps preview tomorrow!


'American Horror Story' scoop: Ryan Murphy talks 'Trick and Treats,' the return of Dylan McDermott, and clues to the backstories of [SPOILER] -- EXCLUSIVE

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The second episode of American Horror Story: Asylum upped the stakes even further with not only an epic old-school exorcism — with a possessed nun! The Sound of Music this ain’t! When the Briarcliff staff failed to save a young man possessed by Satan, the spirit instead forced itself into Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe), although no one knows that yet. Viewers also met new psychiatrist Dr. Thredson (Zachary Quinto), who seems nice but naturally that can’t be the whole story since this is AHS. EW talked to co-creator Ryan Murphy about clues within the episode to the mysterious pasts of Thredson and Arden (James Cromwell), as well as the return of Dylan McDermott later in the season.  READ FULL STORY

'American Horror Story' ratings rise


Is this why ABC’s Nashville and NBC’s Chicago Fire ratings dropped so sharply last night?

FX’s American Horror Story came roaring back for its second season debut. Asylum delivered 3.9 million committed viewers for its first airing at 10 p.m. That’s up 21 percent from the show’s series premiere last year and represents a series high. With a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49, AHS ranked #2 in the hour behind only CSI.

Also, see Tim Stack’s interview with Ryan Murphy about last night’s premiere.

'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy on the 'Asylum' premiere, his inspirations, and if [SPOILER] is dead -- EXCLUSIVE


Nuns! Aliens! Bloody Face! Adam Levine! No one can accuse American Horror Story: Asylum of playing it safe in its wild premiere. A complete reboot of the previous season, AHS: Asylum took viewers inside Briarcliff Manor for a roller-coaster hour that saw Jessica Lange’s Sister Jude getting sexy in red lingerie and Adam Levine’s Leo losing an arm to something sinister. EW talked to series co-creator Ryan Murphy about the jam-packed hour, his inspirations, and what this means for Levine on the series.  READ FULL STORY

'American Horror Story' scoop: Dylan McDermott to return

Fans are just hours away from watching the rebirth of American Horror Story, and while you’ll see a few returning faces tonight, there’s definitely more to come.

The latest? Dylan McDermott, who is set to return this season, per a Twitter announcement from creator Ryan Murphy. Last season, the actor played Connie Britton’s husband/the new owner of a haunted house. There is no word on who he will play this season, which takes place in a mental institution (hence the subtitle — American Horror Story: Asylum).

As mentioned, several actors from the first season of the anthology are back this season. Jessica Lange, Evan Peters and Zachary Quinto will all be seen in the first two episodes of this season playing characters unrelated to those they played in season 1. And Eric Stonestreet, who previously appeared as a tortured patient of McDermott’s character, is also set to appear in season 2.

Make sure you return to tonight for our exclusive post-mortem with Murphy.

‘American Horror Story’ scoop: What you need to know before entering the ‘Asylum’ tonight — EXCLUSIVE
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'American Horror Story' scoop: What you need to know before entering the 'Asylum' tonight -- EXCLUSIVE

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Tonight is the highly anticipated premiere of American Horror Story: Asylum, the second installment of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s terror anthology for FX. EW revealed many of AHS: Asylum‘s secrets in our exclusive August cover story, which took readers inside the titular mental institution, Briarcliff Manor. “To me, last year was a family drama,” says Falchuk. “This is our version of a workplace drama.” Now with the premiere hours away, here’s a primer on what you need to know before entering the walls of Briarcliff. And be sure visit tonight for our EXCLUSIVE post-show Q&A with Ryan Murphy.


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There are two positives about Mondays: 1) I know an entire week of good TV programming awaits me. And 2) I know it’s the day I answer your questions! Yes, it’s actually fun.

So keep ‘em coming: and follow me on Twitter for interview alerts, news, and Halloween candy rants. (@EWSandraG)

The Arrow cast was out in full force during New York Comic-Con this weekend. (Also, this sizzle reel? AWESOME!) And I was lucky enough to snag a few minutes backstage with Stephen Amell and Katie Cassidy so they could answer a few questions for fans who made the premiere a record-breaker.

Will we see some Laurel/Oliver flashbacks any time soon? — Joy
“You’ll definitely get to see more of the history between Laurel and Oliver, and where they come from,” assures Cassidy, who adds that she loves playing a character with “a huge heart.” Which is also something that likely endears her to Oliver. “Laurel lost her sister because her boyfriend had an affair and invited her [on the boat]. It’s basically his fault. And I think if any man did this to me and my sisters, I would never forgive that person,” she says. “I feel like she has a lot of soul, and she’s clearly very strong because she tries to see the best in everyone. I think that says a lot about her.”

Sandra, can we please get Revenge/Arrow crossover? I think Emily and Oliver would make amazing partners! — Leslie
…And have amazingly beautiful justice-seeking babies! Ehem. No spoiler here because this is a crazy bananas idea. But, for the record, Amell is on board: “Let’s cross pollinate. Let’s do it. I don’t understand why we wouldn’t. Maybe ABC and CW would have issues, but that’s not for me to discuss. But in a perfect world, we would just do it.”

Sandra, please tell me we’re going to see that ladder thing on Arrow again. Please. Please. – Kristine
As I reported in this post-premiere scoop, no salmon ladder again any time soon. (Sniff.) But if it’s action you like, I hear there’s some very impressive machete stunts in this week’s episode (not to mention, a Kardashian joke). And in the seventh episode, there’s a fight scene that Amell is “very proud of” against a character that “D.C. comics fans will recognize.” “It’s another fight in my plain clothes and when I’m in my plain clothes, it has to be only me because I don’t have a hood on; you can’t hide my face,” he said. “It got a really nice reception from the crew after we shot it.”


'Deadwood' actor to appear on 'American Horror Story'

A Deadwood actor is going to hang out in FX’s loony bin. Ryan Murphy tweeted Wednesday that Ian McShane, best known for his memorable run on the HBO drama, is set to guest star on American Horror Story: Asylum. The show bows Oct. 17. Unfortunately, we don’t know his character or episode number. Dang!

The Golden Globe winning McShane just wrapped the independent feature Cuban Fury, in which he plays a salsa dance Instructor. He will also play King Brahmwell in Jack the Giant Killer, directed by Bryan Singer, for March 2013. READ FULL STORY

'American Horror Story' scoop: Watch the sexy, scary first 5 minutes of 'Asylum' -- VIDEO

We’re one week away from the premiere of the second installment in FX’s thrill ride American Horror Story — this year subtitled Asylum — and the network has delivered a nice treat: they’ve released the first five minutes online on as well as the opening credits for season 2.

As described in EW’s exclusive cover story reveal on AHS: Asylum, this completely new story begins in the present day with newlyweds Leo (The Voice‘s Adam Levine) and Teresa (Step Up‘s Jenna Dewan-Tatum) visiting various haunted spots on their honeymoon. Their last stop is AHS: Asylum‘s setting, Briarcliff Manor, now in ruins. They fool around and explore and then… well then… all hell breaks loose. Watch this slightly NSFW sequence… and get ready to cover your eyes. Click here to go to watch clip on AHS: Asylum‘s Facebook page 

Read more:
On the Set of ‘American Horror Story’
‘American Horror Story': See 4 terrifying images from season 2 ‘Asylum’ — EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS
‘American Horror Story': Get your first look at Adam Levine in ‘Asylum’ — VIDEO

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