News Nuggets: ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ premieres Oct. 9

American Horror Story: Coven,” the third installment of the horror anthology series, will premiere on Wednesday, October 9, at 10pm on FX. In its first two seasons the series has picked up 34 Emmy nominations and two wins.

In a speech at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey urges television to be more like Netflix in giving viewers more control over how they consume programming. Huffington Post

The Onion spoofs CNN’s decision to make Miley Cyrus‘s VMAs performance their top story on Monday morning.

Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, and more experience sales spikes after appearances at the VMAs. The Wrap

“Boy Eating the Bird’s Food” is Greece’s official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film. Hollywood Reporter

Vulture analyzes summer TV and names the season’s biggest winners (“Orange is the New Black,” “Sharknado”) and losers (“So You Think You Can Dance,” “Wilfred“).

Neil Patrick Harris previews the Emmy Awards telecast, which he’s hosting for the second time on September 22 on CBS. TV Guide

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