Twentieth Century Fox Television has unveiled its Comic-Con 2015 slate, and it promises to be a fearfest with a joint panel for FX’s American Horror Story and Fox’s upcoming Scream Queens, TV Line first reported.
American Horror Story and Scream Queens
The cast of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan’s Fox comedy Scream Queens (including Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels and Keke Palmer) come face to face with the stars of Murphy and Falchuk’s FX drama American Horror Story: Hotel (Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Matt Bomer).
20th Century Fox TV will also have a two-story Fox booth at the convention center, hosting talent rotating through for autograph signings, giveaways and more.
Comic-Con takes over San Diego July 9-12.
We already know that “American Horror Story” season five will be set in a hotel, and we’re guessing it might even take place during the Golden Age of Hollywood in the Garden of Allah hotel, but what we don’t know is how Lady Gaga fits into all of this. Sure, Ryan Murphy teased that Gaga’s role on “American Horror Story: Hotel” will “shock people,” but doesn’t everyone in “AHS” carry an air of shock and surprise?
Now, thanks to “Hotel” star Matt Bomer, we have our first major Gaga-centric clue. We caught up with Bomer at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where he was promoting “Magic Mike XXL,” and he spilled the deets on what we can expect in “AHS: Hotel.”
“I know that I’ll be working with Stefani [Germanotta], Lady Gaga, pretty extensively, so I’m excited about that,” he said. “Our storyline is really, really fun,” he added. “And I think what they’re doing with our characters is really unique and kind of an original take on it.”
Matt attended the panel for American Horror Story: Freak Show panel during the 32nd Paleyfest in Hollywood last night. The whole Freak Show cast attended, but Matt joined to announce his check in into American Horror Story: Hotel as the new male lead, with Cheyenne Jackson and Lady Gaga.
AHS: Hotel debuts in late October; a specific date has yet to be announced. Production will begin in the late summer in Los Angeles, FX said. Watch the full panel at YAHOO, and check pictures in our gallery.
The gallery was updated with 200+ HD screen captures of Matt on his American Horror Story guest appearance aired last November. I love the series and was great to see Matt on it, even if it was a very painful scene to watch. Link & previews are below — but be warned, there are several violent/gory related scenes, so they are NOT suitable for under 18’s to view.
White Collar Season 6 is already available on digital streaming (Amazon | iTunes) and will be available on DVD next May 15, 2015. On the same day, it will be released the box for the complete series, containing all six seasons.
Both are already for pre-sale on Amazon – US Only – and you can find the high quality cover in our gallery. No word yet on containing extras, specially for the box set, but make sure to get your copy: Season 6 | Complete Series.
I added 6 “White Collar” set photos from June 30th. Thanks to my friend Mary for donating them!
UPDATE! I have added 65 more photos to the gallery.
One of USA Network‘s signature series, drama White Collar, is poised to wrap its run with a six-episode sixth and final season. There is no official word yet, but I hear the network and series producer Fox TV Studios are finalizing the deal. The size of the order looks like a compromise between a movie/mini-series conclusion USA had been considering and a full-length season, sought by producer FfvS. Season 5 ended with a cliffhanger involving the abduction of Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer). All of USA’s other established series — Monk, Burn Notice (also produced by FtvS), Psych and In Plain Sight — also had received a proper send-off. Moved to fall for the first time since its first season, White Collar got dinged up against in-season competition but rebounded in January when the conclusion of Season 5 averaged 2.8 million viewers in Live+Same Day, up 22% from fall, and 955,000 adults 18-49, up 32%.
With ratings still solid, the renewal negotiations zeroed in on the show’s economics. At this point in the run of a series, a network is responsible for the full production cost. With a well-known cast and extensive location shoots in New York, White Collar is an expensive show. What’s more, it is not owned by USA. USA parent NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment has made owning content a priority with the appointments of Jeff Wachtel and Dawn Olmstead to spearhead in-house production efforts. The network has a lot of projects in the pipeline and has been going through a portfolio changeover, replacing its older shows with new ones. From a business perspective, continuing White Collar at the current price tag might not have made a lot of sense for USA. But from a legacy standpoint, the show — which boasts one of the network’s most recognizable stars in Bomer and is one of is USA’s best critically received series — deserved a proper conclusion. (FtvS also had been willing to shoulder the cost of a final season and was open to a lower license fee.)