“American Horror Story” Wants Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates for Season Four, PBS Broadcasts Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Colbert’s Performance of “Company”

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Now that FX has ordered a fourth season of American Horror Story, EW reports that Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett are likely to return. Ryan Murphy says he has invited both performers to return and both are eager to return. Click on the link to find out about the bonkers gift basket Bates sent to the AHS writers.

Angela Basset in "American Horror Story"Yes. Just yes.

In an interview with NPR, creator Shonda Rhimes says she doesn’t expect Scandal to have a long run like Grey’s Anatomy since she has an end in mind for Scandal. “I feel like there is a finite amount of Scandal to be told … I can see where the end point is. And I don’t think I’m going to change that.”

Meanwhile, Scandal‘s audience is heavily female. However, Vulture argues why more men should be watching with comparisons to guy-skewing shows like 24, Mad Men and Breaking Bad. I like the comparison between Cyrus and Walter White but I don’t find James anywhere as sympathetic as Skyler.

Speaking of Breaking Bad, Bob Odenkirk spoke with IGN about the upcoming spin-off Better Call Saul, which might not be just a prequel, it might also reveal what happened to Saul after the events of the Breaking Bad finale.

Bob Odenkirk and Bryan Cranston in "Breaking Bad"

NBC is developing a comedy to star Anne Heche. Heche is working with Hung creator Colette Burson to make a show where Heche will play a Beauty Department Sales Manager figuring out reationships. When will TV executives realize that Heche should be starring in a soap opera about an aging magical pixie girl and her evil twin?

Grimm has cast Oz and Fringe alum Kirk Acevedo for a guest-role, according to The Wrap. (Does Acevedo still have those incredible abs?) The same episode will also have Emily Rios of The Bridge and Breaking Bad.

Kirk Acevedo

NBC has ordered a special Holiday edition of Hollywood Game Night.

Should Mass Effect be made into TV next great space opera? I’d say it would make a good setting but trying to turn the video game trilogy into a TV show is a recipe for disaster.

Friday’s Listings

Great Performances (PBS) Check local listings
It’s Stephen Sondheim‘s Company performed by the most OMG-iest cast you could possible assemble today. There’s Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Martha Plimpton, Christina Henricks, Katie Finneran, Anika Noni Rose and Patti LuPone — and more. Great cast or greatest cast?

The Carrie Diaries (CW) 8:00 PM ET
It’s finally time for a clash of the fashionable titans as Larissa meets Samantha. Naturally, their first reaction involve a lot of withering looks. Meanwhile, after a summer of getting comfortable with himself as a gay man, Walt faces going back to school.

Freem Ageyman in "The Carrie Diaries"

Grimm (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
It’s time for another wesen feud to ignite as the bauerschwein start killing blutbaden in revenge for centuries of oppression. Sadly, they make no exceptions for any vegan, pacifist blutbad, which means someone has to protect Monroe.

Reggie Lee, David Giuntolli and Russell Hornsby in"Grimm"

America’s Next Top Model (CW) 9:00 PM ET
It’s the first part of the finale, and the final three end up facing intense criticism. That means brace yourself to see Rob Evans and his issues with Cory‘s androgyny some more.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) 9:00 PM ET
Is Hawaii Five-0 now blatantly delivering slashbait, or has it become one of those action dramas where the heroes try to have a family life, and that involves putting suspects in shark cages? This week’s episode sees the Five-0 team trying to care for Mary‘s baby while juggling their investigation of an ATF agent’s murder. I can’t think of another way to explain that plot.

Haven (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
Leave it to the hapless residents of Haven to spend episodes antagonizing over the idea of Audrey needing to kill Nate to end the troubles, only for that to be reversed just when Audrey and Nate finally accepted the necessity of the move. Now, the town’s hope lies in finding the strange men who Audrey saw when she was in the barn. Thankfully, that includes Colin Ferguson‘s return.

Colin Ferguson and Emily Rose in "Haven"

Hello Ross (E!) 9:00 PM ET
Ross is joined this week by Tori Spelling.

Dracula (NBC) 10:00 PM ET
Now that Grayson owns his coolant company, it’s time to get back into the business of dealing with the people who are his enemies because he is a vampire, like destroying scrying mirrors and figuring out if Lady Jane is part of the Order of the Dragon.

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