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‘Glee’ Renewed for Two More Seasons

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Glee has been renewed for two more seasons. The musical/comedy show has been confirmed for series five and six after impressing Fox bosses with its ratings in its fourth season.

"Glee debuted as the first and only successful musical comedy series on television, and more than four years later, it continues to defy genres, break new ground and have a significant impact on popular culture. Week in and week out, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, Dante DiLoreto and the entire Glee team deliver a series that not only delights and surprises fans, but also inspires them to talk about, share, debate and engage with the show and I'm absolutely thrilled to have them on board for another two seasons," said Fox president Kevin Reilly.

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Kathy Bates to Join American Horror Story

Kathy BatesKathy Bates has joined the cast of American Horror Story.

The Misery actress will star in the third season of the show as the frenemy of Jessica Lange's character, and creator Ryan Murphy promises she will be a "bad, bad woman":

"Oh, Kathy's never [played] someone this bad. Her [character] is a bad, bad woman! [The character is] five times worse than [her] Misery character -- which is why she liked it. When I pitched this to Kathy, her mouth was drop-jawed because what I was pitching actually happened. It's a true event ... You'll see. It's some good stuff."

Kathy revealed late last year she was looking forward to returning to work after taking time off to undergo a double mastectomy following her breast cancer diagnosis: ''After much consideration, I underwent a double mastectomy. Luckily, I don't have to undergo radiation or chemo. My family call me Kat because I always land on my feet and thankfully this is no exception. My doctors have assured me I'm going to be around for a long time. I'm looking forward to getting back to work doing what I love."


Lily Rabe Returning to ‘American Horror Story’

Lily Rabe as Sister Mary EuniceJessica Lange won't be the only actress returning for another season of nightmares for American Horror Story.

Series creator Ryan Murphy announced through Twitter that Lily Rabe has signed on for the FX show's season three in the Fall. "So thrilled to announce Lily Rabe is onboard for American Horror Story Season Three! So talented, love her!" he wrote.

Taissa Farmiga from season one will also be back, as well as Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters.

Murphy has yet to announce what the title of the next season will be, though he has said that it is "really about female power" and that it will take place in several cities.

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American Horror Story to Return for Third Season

American Horror Story: AsylumAmerican Horror Story has been renewed for a third series.

The show - created by Glee showrunner Ryan Murphy and featuring Zachary Quinto, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Adam Levine - will return for a new 13-episode season in 2013. "With American Horror Story: Asylum, [executive producers] Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have raised the bar in every way from Murder House. And their original idea -- the notion of doing an anthological series of miniseries with a repertory cast - has proven groundbreaking, wildly successful and will prove to be trendsetting," FX president John Landgraf said in a statement.

Season two Asylum is up 19 per cent in viewers over Murder House.

Zachary recently revealed he was thrilled he decided to return for American Horror Story: Asylum. The star was initially hesitant about returning to the series which this year changed location and characters from a haunted Los Angeles mansion to an institution for the criminally insane in the 1960s, but is delighted Ryan talked him into it. "I was [hesitant]. But once Ryan explained to me what he wanted to do, and we talked about how all of us would play different characters, it became infinitely more appealing to me. I'm so glad I decided to double down," he explained.


Bette Midler to Star in Glee

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Bette MidlerBette Midler is to star in Glee. The "Wind Beneath My Wings" singer has agreed to film a cameo for the musical TV drama after being asked to by the show's co-creator Ryan Murphy.

Ryan asked Bette while she was on stage for the God's Love We Deliver Golden Hearts Awards event in New York City. "And from the stage, @ryanmurphy invited me to guest on @Glee! I should get out more," she wrote on Twitter.

Ryan couldn't contain his excitement and also took to Twitter to speak of his joy: "Bette said yes! Amazing. I am plotting...who should she play?"

But it seems, Bette, 66, already has some ideas and thinks she could be the grandmother of Rachel Berry, who is played by Lea Michele. "I have one vote for Rachel's grandmother," she tweeted.

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American Horror Story in Talks With Joseph Fiennes

Joseph FiennesThe cast of the second season of American Horror Story is coming together slowly, but surely...

In addition to a handful of actors returning to the FX show from season one, word through the TV grapevine says that Joseph Fiennes -- whom you may recall from his most recent small screen role as Mark Benford on Flash Forward -- is in talks for the Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk-created show.

The anthology series takes place in the sixties -- more specifically, in an East Coast institution for the criminally insane. Fiennes would play the head of the institution, where Jessica Lange's character works (incidentally, her character is a love interest for Fiennes').

Musician-turned-reality show judge Adam Levine is also new to the series, portraying a character known only as one half of a couple known as The Lovers.

American Horror Story's sophomore season is scheduled to premiere this Fall.

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Cory Monteith Happy with Glee Future

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Cory MonteithCory Monteith thinks the next season of Glee will be "awesome."


The actor's character, Finn Hudson will graduate from the show's fictional McKinley high school at the end of the current third series, but creator Ryan Murphy has delighted the cast members with a plan for a "show within a show" that will see them continue their roles outside of the educational environment.

"When I told them all what the next season was, I think they all liked it because they all get to grow and be back to struggling. 'Where is my place in the world?'
 For the most part, I've had really good talks with all the actors, and what I want to do they have loved. Cory Monteith was like, 'I love that Finn gets to do that. That's awesome,'" Ryan said.

Despite speculation that a number of cast members, including Amber Riley and Dianna Agron - who play Mercedes Jones and Quinn Fabray respectively - will leave at the current season, Ryan insists they are all staying on for series four, but admitted they won't all be on screen for the full episode run.


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Who’s Joining Lange, Quinto for American Horror Story Season 2?

American Horror Story creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk

Speaking at this year's PaleyFest, American Horror Story co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk threw fans a bone when they confirmed several more returning actors for the show's upcoming second season.

With fan favorites Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto already slated to come back, who else made AHS viewers even more excited for the sophomore season?

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Chris Colfer Found Out He Wasn’t Returning to Glee Via Twitter

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Chris Colfer of GleeChris Colfer found out he was leaving Glee through Twitter!

The actor - who plays Kurt Hummel in the TV musical comedy - claims he only learned he and co-stars Lea Michele and Cory Monteith wouldn't be returning after the third series on the social networking site.

"I found out yesterday on Twitter. Yeah, I found out that they made that announcement. I didn't necessarily know that it was going to be our last season next year, I knew something like that was coming up eventually. I mean, we can't be there forever. I don't necessarily want to leave so soon, but I mean, it's fine."

Although he will be sad to go, Chris will look back on the show with great pride: "It's what it is. And all things come to an end. As a performer, I feel so fulfilled. I have two Emmy nominations and just from hearing from people out in the world about how much the character has helped people. If it's time for a conclusion, I'm fulfilled with it, and I'm fine with it."

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