Hello, Jana here,
Paleyfest, founded in 1984, is a two week long event of fan immersion in popular television series. Promoting new episodes, highlights and featured work followed by panel discussions, Q&A with cast and creative teams, the happening is produced by The Paley Center for Media.
Big news from closing night of this year’s PaleyFest revolved around a series that is a proven fan-favorite, ‘American Horror Story‘. There will be a fourth season, and a new star to join the AHS family. Co-Creator Ryan Murphy announced that Michael Chiklis will be playing the father of Evan Peters’ character and the ex-husband of Kathy Bates‘ character in ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show‘.
“What a way to come back to my home network,” Chiklis told the screaming crowd at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. “We’re going to freak you and scare you!” Said Murphy: “Every person on this stage is coming back,” referring to Bates, Emma Roberts (Madison Montgomery), Angela Bassett (Marie Laveau), Sarah Paulson (Cordelia Grove), Gabourey Sidibe (Queenie), Frances Conroy (Myrtle Snow), Jamie Brewer (Nan), Denis O’Hare (Spalding) and Evan Peters (Kyle Spencer).
FX is the network that hosted Emmy and Golden Globe winner Chiklis’ award winning show ‘The Shield‘ from 2002-2008. He was a natural from the start in the role of Detective Vic Mackey. Of course, fans were used to seeing him in police colors after he made a name for himself as Tony Scali in ‘The Commish‘.