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Kathy Bates joins 'American Horror Story'

Oscar-winning actress to play Jessica Lange's nemesis

By Mekeisha Madden Toby Feb 26, 2013 7:11PM

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Season 3 of "American Horror Story" just got a lot more exciting.


Oscar and Emmy-winning actress Kathy Bates is joining the cast and will play Jessica Lange's enemy, TVLine reports. Bates and Lange's characters will start out as friends and the relationship will sour.


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It's not yet known who Lange -- another Oscar and Emmy winner -- will play or what Season 3 is about, for that matter. Creator Ryan Murphy has only said the new season will revolve around Lange's character and the plot will be alien-free, historical in nature, include a romance and have a lighter tone.


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Bates, who is best known for her Academy-Award winning turn in "Misery," is the only non-returning "American Horror Story" star to be added thus far. Earlier this year, it was announced  the new season would include "AHS" alums Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Lily Rabe and Frances Conroy.


"American Horror Story" Season 3 returns fall 2013.

Mar 2, 2013 12:24PM
Don't know why, but i'm drawn to Jessica Lange with her long theatrical lines from the script. Great show, can't wait to see Bates!
Mar 2, 2013 11:58AM
YEE HAW!!  This will be good. Their both so great at being nasty.
Mar 2, 2013 11:07AM
Bates will be great on the show!  Glad to see she'll be on!
Mar 2, 2013 10:56AM
I'll tell you what's really good. Go back and watch all the episodes back to back on one of those freezing cold weekend with just you and someone else who enjoys the program. Get your favorite snacks all together and just slack off all day. 
Mar 2, 2013 9:25AM

as  a big collector of classic horror and sci fi sorry but this show isn't worth watching. nothing on tv can even compare to twilight zone or

thriller or alfred hitchcock presents! two reasons is the writing sucks and there aren't any really good actors anymore! kathy bates is one

of the few left so maybe i'll give it another chance but i doubt it's still worth watching.

Mar 2, 2013 9:23AM
OH in my opinion this is GREAT news...i watch the show every chance i get and by adding the talents of Kathy Bates is absolutely gonna throw this show over the top i cant wait for the next season to begin
Mar 2, 2013 8:31AM
This is one of those shows I do not want to miss each week. AHS is fantastic! Extremely trippy!
Mar 2, 2013 6:41AM
"Creator Ryan Murphy has only said the new season will revolve around Lange's character" Isn't that how they all were. But this is the best thing on in the tv wasteland.  
Mar 2, 2013 5:48AM

LOVE this show!  Jessica Lange is amazing and it will be great to see Kathy Bates do her stuff !


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