TVLine writes that Misery psychopath Annie Wilkes apparently has nothing on the super-villain Kathy Bates, above, is bringing to “American Horror Story in Season 3.” “Oh, Kathy’s never [played] someone this bad,” Ryan Murphy revealed to TVLine. “Her [character] is a bad, bad woman!” While most details surrounding the acclaimed actress’ buzzy new role are being kept under wraps, Murphy couldn’t help but raise fans’ expectations just a teensy bit more by promising that Bates’ Horror Story nemesis is “five times worse than [her] Misery character — which is why she liked it.” He continued, “When I pitched this to Kathy, her mouth was drop-jawed because what I was pitching actually happened. It’s a true event… You’ll see. It’s some good stuff.” “American Horror Story,” one of the best sows on television, will return this fall on FX.
“Entourage” star Rhys Coiro, below, has been tapped to guest star in an episode of the Showtime serial killer drama “Dexter,” The Hollywood Reporter has learned. He’ll play a tough bail jumper that Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) is tracking in the upcoming eighth and potentially final season of the Michael C. Hall starrer. Charlotte Rampling and Sean Patrick Flanery, who play a psychiatrist who works with young psychopaths and a PI, respectively, are set to recur on the upcoming season. “Dexter” shifts to a summer run and will premiere premiere at 9 p.m. on June 29 on Showtime.
In other brief news, the same site reports that after two episodes, the CW’s midseason entry “Cult” is moving to Fridays. The one-hour drama, starring “The Vampire Diaries” alum Matt Davis, aired for two weeks on Tuesday nights following Southern-set medical drama Hart of Dixie before the network announced the move Wednesday afternoon. Starting March 8, it will air at 9 p.m. Fridays, following actioner Nikita. “Cult” had a mediocre debut when it launched Feb. 19, drawing slightly less 900,000 viewers and a 0.3 rating among adults 18-49. For its most recent episode, it stayed relatively even with the premiere in the ad-coveted demo but dropped to about 820,000 viewers. “Cult” follows a journalist and a production assistant as they investigate the fans of the series within the show (also titled Cult), who might be re-creating crimes seen on TV.