News Briefs: American Horror Story Will Start Over in Season 2

MURDER HOUSE HOLIDAY NEWSLETTER NEWS

… After last night’s American Horror Story finale, co-creator Ryan Murphy told reporters what he has in mind for the upcoming seasons of the show:


The only thing I guess I will say about that is, next year of the show, every season of the show, will be a different haunting. What you saw in the finale was the end of the Harmon house and the second season of the show will be a brand-new home or building to haunt, I guess is the proper way to put it. Just like this year, every season of the show will have a beginning, a middle, and an end....That being said, what we're going to do with the actors is some of them will be coming back, and also new faces on the show, but [the returning actors] will be playing completely different characters. Completely different creatures and monsters, et cetera.


Sounds good to us. What do you think? [Zap2It]


CASTING NEWS

...The Closer’s Jon Tenney has joined the staff of HBO’s The Newsroom. He’ll play Emily Mortimer’s character’s boyfriend. [TVLine]

… More Glee guest-star news: NeNe Leakes from The Real Housewives of Atlanta will appear on a Grease-themed episode. Move over, Helen Mirren! [HuffPo]

… A casting notice from the producers of Jersey Shore is looking for “proudly self-identified pop culture fanatics from the worlds of comics, graphic novels, sci-fi, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television.” Yup. Fangirl Snooki: Fame is just around the corner. [blastr]


INDUSTRY NEWS

… The CEO of Time Warner Cable (booooooo...hisssssssss) wants to sell sports channel packages separately from the rest. [THR]

… The first part of The X Factor’s finale scored 11 million viewers, a slip of 10 percent from last week’s ratings but still good enough to win the night for Fox. And yet! And yet. Still no one cares. [THR]


CELEBRITY CAR ACCIDENT AND 30 ROCK NEWS

Flavor of Love and Celebrity Rehab star Brigitte Nielsen was taken to the hospital after being struck by a driver suspected to be drunk. She’s already home, “sore and resting.” [TMZ]

30 Rock has released two new teaser clips. The first, an extended interview with Tina Fey, includes footage of a Christmas-themed elevator conversation between Jack and Liz. The second features Jenna as a judge on an X Factor-style singing competition called Kidz Got Singing. Just wait until you hear the three variations of her catchphrase. (And yet she’s still a better judge than Nicole Scherzinger.) [NBC, NBC]

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