“American Horror Story” is back to inject fear into your summer with two new storylines. First, new limited series “American Horror Stories” will debut its first two of seven episodes July 15 on FX on Hulu and then the newest installment of the flagship anthology franchise, entitled “American Horror Story: Double Feature, will premiere Aug. 25 at 10 p.m. on FX.
Additionally, FX announced “Reservation Dogs” will premiere Aug. 9 on FX on Hulu, Season 12 of “Archer” will debut two episodes back-to-back Aug 25 at 10 p.m. on FXX, Season 3 of “What We Do in the Shadows” will launch Sept. 2 at 10 p.m. on FXX, “Impeachment: American Crime Story” will premiere Sept. 7 at 10 p.m. on FX, “Y: The Last Man” will debut Sept. 13 on FX on Hulu, and the still-untitled B.J. Novak series will begin streaming with its first two episodes Sept. 16 on FX on Hulu.
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“American Horror Stories” is a spin-off of the flagship anthology, but this time around, each episode will feature a new horror story. Kevin McHale, Charles Melton, Nico Greetham and Dyllón Burnside are set to appear in this season, which is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Alexis Martin Woodall, John J. Gray and Manny Coto.
“Reservation Dogs” is a new comedy from co-creators Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, will debut its first two of eight episodes. Set in rural Oklahoma, the series follows four indigenous teens who steal, rob and save in order to get to California. In addition to Harjo and Waititi, Garrett Basch serves as an executive producer.
Season 12 of “Archer” will see the titular agent, Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin), and gang come head-to-head with a new spy conglomerate known as the International Intelligence Agency, putting the future of their mom-and-pop spy agency under threat. Meanwhile, in Season 3 of “What We Do in the Shadows,” housemates Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), Laszlo (Matt Berry) and Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) are in a panic after learning Guillermo (Harvey Guillen) is a vampire killer.
“Impeachment” unravels the national crisis that swept up Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp. In addition to writer Sarah Burgess, it is executive produced by Murphy, Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Woodall, Sarah Paulson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Michael Uppendahl.
“Y: The Last Man” is a new drama series based on the DC Comics of the American name follows of the survivors of a post-apocalyptic world as they struggle to restore what was lost and build something better. The cast includes Diane Lane, Ashley Romans, Ben Schnetzer, Olivia Thirlby, Amber Tamblyn, Marin Ireland, Diana Bang, Elliot Fletcher and Juliana Canfield. Nellie Reed serves as producer, with Eliza Clark, Jacobson, Simpson, Mari-Jo Winkler-Ioffreda, Louise Friedberg, Brian K. Vaughan and Melina Matsoukas as executive producers
Novak’s anthology series features the writer and actor as a host, as a roster of next-generation talent explores the biggest questions of the modern era. Jon Bernthal, Kaitlyn Dever, Lucas Hedges, Boyd Holbrook, O’Shea Jackson Jr., George Wallace, Ed Asner, Amy Landecker and Beau Bridges are among the announced cast.
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Dave and Odette Annable will guest star on Fox’s “Fantasy Island,” Variety has learned exclusively. The reboot of the hit 1970s series will premiere on August 10 at 9 p.m. on Fox. On the surface, their characters, Zev and Daphne, have a great life. However, as they settle into their routines and habits, they’re just not connecting the way they used to. In an attempt to rekindle their spark, they travel to the titular Fantasy Island to seek out the “ultimate adventure.” As usual, the island gives more than what’s expected. The show is executive produced by Liz Craft and Sarah Fain. Dave Annable is repped by UTA, Barking Dog Entertainment, while Odette Annable is repped by United Talent Agency and Untitled Entertainment.
HBO Max announced that the second season of “Full Bloom” will premiere on June 10. The upcoming season will once again spotlight 10 up-and-coming florists who will bring their creative visions to a grueling but gorgeous competition series. In each episode, the budding botanical artists take part in both individual and team challenges that determine who remains in the running for the $100,000 grand prize to kickstart their business. Floral masterminds Simon Lycett, Elizabeth Cronin and Maurice Harrishost will return as judges. “Full Bloom” is created and produced by Eureka Productions with Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Wes Dening and Faye Stapleton serving as executive producers. Joseph Guidry will continue to direct after winning a Director’s Guild of America Award for his work on the first season.
CNN announced that “Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story” will premiere on June 27 at 9 p.m. The documentary will explore the life of celebrated novelist Jackie Collins whose turbulent life sometimes rivaled the spicy plots she dreamed up for her books. Director Laura Fairrie documented the final days of Collins, who secretly lived with breast cancer for six years. In her final weeks, the author returned to London for a farewell to her beloved siblings, her sister-in-law and her close circle of business confidants. Along the way, Fairrie interweaves interviews with Collins’ daughters and dearest friends to yield a sometimes surprisingly vulnerable portrait of a relatable and complex woman behind fan-craved chronicles of Hollywood scandals and sex. “Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story” is produced by John Battsek and Lizzie Gillett.
Red Rock Films appointed Cara Biega to the role of vice president of creative content. After consulting for the company since fall 2020, Biega will take on this critical creative leadership role in which she will be responsible for developing a slate of immersive original content across adventure, science, wildlife and history genres. She will also be tasked with searching for the next generation of talent for the company. She will report to Brian Armstrong, Red Rock Films president and founder, and Shannon Malone-deBenedictis, senior vice president of development and production. In the past, Biega has held both senior and consulting roles with networks such as A&E, BBC and National Geographic.
Michael Che, Cillian Murphy and the Linda Lindas will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” while “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” will feature Singh’s favorite sketches, moments and guests from the past season.
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