Get ready to visit the carnival next season for the fourth incarnation of “American Horror Story.” Writer Douglas Petrie confirmed the storyline rumors during a Nerdist podcast. A good portion of next season will be set in the 1950s but portions in another era. Star Jessica Lange is confirmed to return for one final cycle, but this will be her last. No other cast members have been announced, but creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk will be part of a PaleyFest panel on March 28. Last year, they used that event to announce details about the most recent coven season and which cast members would be returning. Hollywood Reporter.
Tuesday’s 100th episode of “Glee” marks the end of an era for the Fox dramedy. It is a two-part episode that is the final one this season set at the high school in Ohio where most of the program has taken place. Principal Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) disbanded the glee club last week. Guest stars Kristin Chenoweth and Emmy winner Gwyneth Paltrow return, as well as former cast members Dianna Agron, Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, and Harry Shum, Jr. The new version of the show will be set in New York, where characters played by Chris Colfer, Lea Michele, and Naya Rivera have already moved. TV Guide.
The highest paid child star in TV history, Angus T. Jones, says he was a “paid hypocrite” during his many years on “Two and a Half Men.” Now age 20 and a University of Colorado student, he was interviewed by KHOU in Houston this weekend. He was visiting there for the World Harvest Outreach event and wants to focus his future work on Bible-based productions. Deadline.
Anne Thompson‘s first book, “The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System,” puts the entertainment industry under an intense microscope. She is on a coast-to-coast publicity tour touting the book, which goes in-depth about the current movie ecosystem. It uses the hits and misses from 2012 as its source of material. Thompson on Hollywood.
This week’s airplay charts place Lorde at the top with her song “Team.” Katy Perry with Juicy J. are in the second spot with “Dark Horse.” Next up is Pharrell Williams and his Oscar-nominated tune “Happy.” Fourth place is Bastille with “Pompeii,” followed by Jason DeRulo with 2 Chainz singing “Talk Dirty.” USA Today.
Several cast members from the ABC hit “Lost” reunite for a PaleyFest panel session Sunday. Along with showrunners Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, actors Henry Ian Cusick, Jorge Garcia, Maggie Grace, Josh Holloway, Malcolm David Kelley, Yunjin Kim, and Ian Somerhalder shared memories and inside jokes plus secrets still being debated 10 years later. Watch the full hour chat. Grantland.
Fresh new productions are lighting up the Broadway box office this month. Previews of “Bullets Over Broadway” (based on the Woody Allen film), “If/Then” (with Idina Menzel), “Les Miserables” (capitalizing on the hit movie), and “A Raisin in the Sun” (with Denzel Washington) have helped to bring in over $3 million this past week alone. Variety.
Newly announced presenters for the MTV Movie Awards are Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton from the upcoming film “The Other Woman.” Mark Wahlberg is set to receive the MTV Generation Award from the “Entourage” cast (Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara). The ceremony will be hosted by Conan O’Brien on April 13. TV by the Numbers.