Ryan Murphy replaced Trump with James Van Der Beek on his new FX series

Despite getting his start as a moony, painfully earnest cinephile in Dawson’s Creek, James Van Der Beek has become surprisingly adept at parody, first lampooning himself in Scary Movie and Don’t Trust The B— In Apt. 23, then heading up the winking biopic series What Would Diplo Do?. His role in the upcoming FX drama, …

Attention, Ryan Murphy: 14 more true-life TV movies to inspire tomorrow’s prestige dramas

If you want to craft the compelling, hit drama series of today—the kind of show that feels like a can’t-miss cultural event—savvy showrunners know to look to the not-so-distant past. From FX’s The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story to last year’s Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, in the…

Annette Bening explains why she was written out of American Crime Story: Katrina

Way back in February, we reported that Annette Bening was attached to star in FX’s American Crime Story: Katrina as Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, but a few months later the production “stalled” and series mastermind Ryan Murphy decided to delay Katrina in favor of The Assassination Of Gianni Versace. In August,…

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Connie Britton's on the line in the World Series trailer for Ryan Murphy's 9-1-1

Ryan Murphy’s latest TV project, 9-1-1 has been kicking around for a while now, steadily picking up a pretty hefty cast of TV talent—Angela Bassett, Connie Britton, Peter Krause—to tell its stories of harried first responders and the beatific, Mrs. Coach-esque voice directing them on their calls. World Series…

Ryan Murphy's new series will feature a record-breaking number of trans actors

FX announced earlier today that it’ll soon be setting a new record for transgender representation on TV. Ryan Murphy’s upcoming show Pose will feature five transgender actors in regular series roles, a new record. The ’80s period piece—which Murphy is putting together with Steven Canals and long-time collaborator Brad…