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'American Horror Story: Coven' premiere ratings best for the franchise to date

"American Horror Story: Coven's" witchy premiere conjured up the most-watched broadcast for the "AHS" franchise since its inception two years ago, earning 5.54 million total viewers and 3.87 million viewers in the adults 18-49 demo. This is a gain of 44 percent in total viewers and 39 percent in the demo over the "American Horror Story: Asylum" premiere from October 2012. When the final Live+7 day data becomes available, the "Coven" premiere could be the most-watched program in FX history, as so far the premiere and its encore runs scored nearly 7.8 million viewers total and 5.4 million in adults 18-49.The ratings also beat NBC's "Ironside" episode and were nearly tied with ABC's "Nashville," but the 3.5 rating in adults 18-34 topped all broadcast competition in primetime on Wednesday night."American Horror Story: Coven" airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/10/american-horror-story-coven-premiere-ratings-best-for-the-franchise-to-date.html

'American Horror Story: Coven' 'Body Parts': Stevie Nicks is the 'white witch' and 6 more things to look forward to

"American Horror Story: Coven" got off to a witchin' good time Wednesday night (Oct. 9) and episode 2, titled "Body Parts," keeps right on rolling -- in fact, it's even more of a romp than the premiere. Here are 7 things lo look forward to from the next episode of "AHS: Coven."The episode is not especially scary, but the humorous tone that parts of the premiere had continues in full force, especially between Jessica Lange's Fiona and Kathy Bates' Madame LaLaurie. Marie Laveau also gets in on the act. She's running a beauty salon down in the 9th ward and Fiona pays her a visit, where we get some illuminating backstory about the witches of Salem vs. Laveau's ancestor.Cordelia, meanwhile, wrestles with a fertility problem that eventually involves her wrestling with her husband ... and snakes. The symbolism is not subtle. Queenie and Nan aren't up to too much this week -- except to have... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/10/american-horror-story-coven-body-parts-stevie-nicks-is-the-white-witch-and-6-more-things-to-look-for.html

'American Horror Story': What's Next on 'Coven'

Ryan Murphy and the cast preview the third season of FX's horror anthology series.   Read More...   http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/000UIBK8AwA/story01.htm

'American Horror Story: Coven' premiere: Jessica Lange is at her best

There's a lot to like about the new season of "American Horror Story," subtitled "Coven," which references this year's theme and setting -- witches in New Orleans, both the more traditional kind and the voodoo kind. These witches run the gamut of powers, save for Fiona Goode (Jessica Lange), who is an all-powerful Supreme witch. She returns to New Orleans to shake things up at the school for witches where her daughter Cordelia (Sarah Paulson) is the headmistress. Cordelia is more about restraining your power, while Fiona is all about letting your witch flag fly.The school has only four students -- Queenie, a human voodoo doll as her power; Nan, a clairvoyant; Madison, a telekinetic; and Zoe, who ... has a killer vagina, it would seem. Her power is referred to as a genetic disorder in her family and isn't exactly referred to by name. She's somewhat of a succubus, taking the lives of boys... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/10/american-horror-story-coven-premiere-jessica-lange-is-at-her-best.html

'American Horror Story: Coven's' Jessica Lange: 'You just have to jump in and do it'

When "American Horror Story" starts a new season, there truly is a lot that's new.Save for the production team -- including executive producer Ryan Murphy ("Glee") -- and returning cast members including Emmy and Oscar winner Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga and Lily Rabe, each season of the intense FX drama is quite fresh, with a new premise and set of characters. The first season, later given the subtitle "Murder House," was followed by last year's "American Horror Story: Asylum."The show gets another huge reboot as "American Horror Story: Coven" premieres Wednesday, Oct. 9, with such notables as fellow Emmy and Oscar owner Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, and Tony winner Patti LuPone ("Evita," "Gypsy") joining the cast for the franchise's third round.Set and being filmed in New Orleans, the saga shifts between relatively modern times and the Salem Witch Trial-era past in focusing on a school for novice sorceresses, with Lange playing the "Supreme"... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/10/american-horror-story-covens-jessica-lange-you-just-have-to-jump-in-and-do-it.html

'American Horror Story's' Ryan Murphy Unleashes Secrets of the 'Coven'

"It's a meditation on race relations in this country. It really is an allegory for any minority group living in our country," Murphy told reporters of the third season of his FX anthology.              http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/wT97QlOT0PM/story01.htm

American Horror Story: Coven Season 3 Review “Bitchcraft”

Things got off to a rousing start with the latest season of  “American Horror Story,”  this one subtitled “Coven.”  On the season premiere, the amusingly-titled  “Bitchcraft,”  we met the main players and they were a promising lot. Basically, the series revolves around a  Hogwarts -type school for witches called “Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies.” (Perhaps, needless to say, the show made the Harry Potter reference to get that whole potential criticism out of the way early.) Our way in was through a new recruit, Zoe, played by the returning Taissa Farmiga (what a lovely name!), back for the first time since the first season. Possessed of a  “Rogue” -like ability to kill any man that tries to have sex with her, she’s sent there to curb her ability, or at least learn how to control it. We’ve also got Nan (Jamie Brewer, also making her first return appearance since Season One), a clairvoyant; Queenie ( “Precious” -star Gabourey Sidibe), a “human Voodoo doll” in her own words; and former movie star Madison (Emma Roberts, of  “Scream 4”  fame), who has telekinetic abilities, a la “Carrie.”  Rounding out the gang is headmistress Cordelia “Delia” Foxx- another great name!- played by three-timer Sarah Paulson, who I just adore and totally should have won that Emmy for her work last season; and as her mother and the reigning “Supreme” witch, Fiona, fellow returnee Jessica Lange, already in full scenery-chewing mode. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/10/09/american-horror-story-coven-season-3-review-bitchcraft/

‘American Horror Story: Coven’ Inside the Coven Preview: “It Celebrates Women”

Okay, I  lied . Just hours away from the  American Horror Story: Coven  premiere, FX has released an inside look featuring the cast delving the season’s themes of mothers, daughters, social conflicts, flashbacks and witchcraft that’s just too intriguing not to share. There is an energy in the way the impressive cast speaks about the show that is infectious. Kathy Bates notes that, “The story is very much about mothers and daughters,” and the characters are “selfish and greedy.” Meanwhile, Angela Bassett notes it’s “sexy, fun and dangerous.” Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/10/09/american-horror-story-coven-inside-the-coven-preview-it-celebrates-women/

American Horror Story Season 3 Premiere 2013 “Bitchcraft”

American Horror Story: Coven  “Bitchcraft” Season 3 Episode 1 airs Wednesday October 9, 2013 at 10pm on FX. Episode Synopsis:  “Bitchcraft” – A young girl, Zoe, is shattered to discover she possesses a strange genetic affliction tracing back to the dark days of Salem. Zoe is whisked away to Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, a mysterious school in New Orleans devoted to safeguarding the few remaining descendants who share this unique bloodline. Harboring a secret agenda, Fiona Goode, the most powerful witch of their generation, returns to town, reigniting old rivalries with the Coven’s deadly enemies, the Voodoo. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/10/09/american-horror-story-season-3-premiere-2013-bitchcraft/

‘American Horror Story: Coven’ Unleashes a Final Batch of Teasers and an Inside Look at Real Voodoo Culture

Just from the promos for  American Horror Story: Coven  there is an air of something special about this installment of the franchise. Is it the subject matter or the locale? I can’t tell for sure, but in the four minute video about real religious practitioners of Voodoo, FX makes a good case for choosing New Orleans as this season’s home base. Watch the fascinating video before you dive into six more haunting teasers featuring minotaurs, a bull’s horn that will make you long for the snakes and what appears to be the beginning of a witch showdown of epic proportions. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/10/07/american-horror-story-coven-unleashes-a-final-batch-of-teasers-and-an-inside-look-at-real-voodoo-culture/
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