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FX Orders Second Season of Tyrant!

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FX’s series Tyrant has given a second season order of 13-episode.

The story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent fictional Middle Eastern nation, Tyrant was, initially, the source of some controversy, but critical response was extremely good and the show quickly built a solid audience.

Production for season two has been scheduled to begin next spring for a summer 2015 return. For more, follow the jump.

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Sons Of Anarchy Post-Show – Anarchy Afterwood – Debuts Tonight!

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Immediately following tonight’s final season debut of Sons of Anarchy, Anarchy Afterword (11:50/10:50C) will air live – hosted by comedian Chris Franjola and featuring interviews with series creator Kurt Sutter and series stars Charlie Hunnam and Katey Segal. Anarchy Afterword will also air live on FX following the series finale on December 9th.

Besides airing live twice on FX, Anarchy Afterword will be available online following four additional episodes during the season. For details, Follow the jump.

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Peek Behind The Curtain–The First Trailer for American Horror Story: Freak Show!

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW -- Pictured: Cast Art. CR: FX

While it certainly doesn’t give anything away plot-wise, the first official extended trailer for FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show certainly gives us a good look at many of the show’s characters. Does it look a wee bit freaky? Yes, yes it does.

Check it out after the jump. American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres on October 8th.

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Sean Astin chats about FX’s The Strain

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Since its’ premiere on July 13, “The Strain” has taken Season 1 by storm.  Where else can you fuse vampires and apocolypse and deadly viruses into one show?  And we are not talking handsome romantic teen vampires either.  In the same vein of “Game Of Thrones”, nobody, not even the main characters, are guaranteed safety to the end of the season.

Sheldon Wiebe and myself recently attended a conference call Q&Q with the talented Sean Astin.  Sean Astin discusses his character Jim Kent, his adventures on the set of “The Strain” and working with Guillermo Del Toro, and his thoughts on Episode 8.

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American Horror Story: Freak Show Premiere Date Announced!

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The latest iteration of American Horror Story – American Horror Story: Freak Show – will premiere on Wednesday, October 8th (10/9C).

The new season is set in a sleepy Florida  hamlet called Jupiter, in 1952. A traveling freak show has arrived in town – just as a strange, dark entity emerges that will threaten townsfolk and freaks alike. American Horror Story: Freak Show is the tale of the struggle for survival ‘amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.’

For more, follow the jump.

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FX Renews The Strain; Home Video Release Date Set For Season One!

THE STRAIN "It's Not For Everyone" -- Episode 4 (Airs Sunday, August 3, 10:00 pm e/p) -- Pictured: (L-R) Sean Astin as Jim Kent, Mia Maestro as Nora Martinez, Corey Stoll as Ephraim Goodweather -- CR: Michael Gibson/FX

FX’s hit horror series The Strain has been picked up for a second season. The critically acclaimed series (Eclipse gave it an A+) takes the idea of horrific, not sparkly and tormented, vampires and amps it up to creepy new heights by emphasizing its implacable, disease-like elements. The news of the show’s renewal comes with seven episodes yet to air in its debut season.

Season One of The Strain will be released on DVD And Blu-Ray on December 2nd. For further details, follow the jump.

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Do You Have The Strain?

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Worried that you might have been infected by The Strain? It does seem to be spreading rather quickly…

The Strain Transformation App is a free download – available through the iTunes and Google Play stores. Fans can see how The Strain would transform – from diagnosis through to full on vampire. The app also allow the infected to share photos of the process and post warnings t friends’ Facebook pages – and gives the infected access to exclusive video as well as The Strain social media.

Further details lurk beyond the jump.

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Demian Bichir Talks Change on FX’s The Bridge!

THE BRIDGE -- Pictured: Demian Bichir as Marco Ruiz -- CR: Kurt Iswarienko/FX

The second season of The Bridge (FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C) has, if you can believe it, gotten even darker than season one. Virtually every relationship on the show is markedly different than last season.

Demian Bichir took a few moments from his day off to talk with a group of journalists/bloggers about the new season and some of the changes we’re seeing.

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The Strain Shines Darkly – Not Sparkly!

THE STRAIN -- Pictured: Cory Stoll as Ephraim Goodweather. CR. Michael Gibson/FX.

The Strain (FX, Sundays, 10/9C) brings the idea of vampires as evil predatory creatures who do not charm and most definitely do not sparkle. Adapted from the novels by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan – both Executive Producers on the series, and writers of the premiere; Del Toro directed – this is a series to be watched with a nightlight on and the hope that it won’t inspire nightmares.

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