PaleyFest: Michael Chiklis Joining FX’s ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

By | Friday March 28, 2014 @ 8:48pm PDT

TFreak Showhe biggest news on the closing night of PaleyFest was the reveal that Michael Chiklis is joining the American Horror Story cast for the fourth season. Series co-creator Ryan Murphy said the Emmy winner will make his AMS debut playing the father of Evan Peters’ character and the ex-husband of Kathy Bates’ character on American Horror Story: Freak Show, the title of which Murphy announced in a tweet this week.

Michael Chiklis“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). While most of the castmembers were announced in the press recently, Roberts and O’Hare were known to be holdouts. Prior to the panel tonight, both actors told Deadline that they were still in talks.

Related: FX’s ‘American Horror Story’ Renewed For Fourth Cycle

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IDW, Michael Chiklis Developing ‘Pantheon’ TV Series Based On Actor’s Comic Books

By | Wednesday November 20, 2013 @ 12:04pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Chiklis‘ 2010 IDW comic Pantheon is headed to television. The actor/producer has teamed with IDW Entertainment, the recently launched TV division of IDW Publishing, to develop and produce Pantheon as a scripted live-action … Read More »

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Dennis Quaid & Michael Chiklis Set To Star In CBS’ Ralph Lamb Period Drama Pilot

By | Thursday February 23, 2012 @ 8:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Dennis Quaid-Michael Chiklis In Talks For Las Vegas Drama Pilot
After lengthy negotiations, Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis have closed deals to star in CBS’ untitled Ralph Lamb drama pilot, written by Goodfellas writer Nicholas Pileggi and Greg Walker and directed by James Mangold. In his TV series debut, Quaid will play the title role in the project, set in the 1960s and centered around the true story of Ralph Lamb (Quaid) – rodeo cowboy turned longtime Sheriff of Las Vegas- and Johnny Savino (Chiklis), a Chicago mob fixer whose entrepreneurial vision for transforming Las Vegas collides with the law-and-order mandate of Sheriff Lamb. In addition to starring, Quaid and Chiklis, both repped by WME, will serve as co-executive producers on the Ralph Lamb project, which is executive produced by Pileggi, Mangold, Walker, Cathy Konrad and Arthur Sarkissian. CBS TV Studios is producing. Read More »

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Dennis Quaid & Michael Chiklis In Talks To Star In CBS’ 1960s Las Vegas Drama Pilot

By | Tuesday February 21, 2012 @ 6:25pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Dennis Quaid is testing the series series waters. The feature actor is in negotiations for the lead in CBS’ untitled Las Vegas period drama pilot (form. Ralph Lamb). Because of … Read More »

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‘Shield’ Cohorts Michael Chiklis And Forest Whitaker Team For Indie Feature ‘Pawn’

By | Monday November 28, 2011 @ 1:07pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Chiklis is teaming with former The Shield co-star Forest Whitaker for Pawn, an independent crime film centered around a hostage situation that has gone terribly wrong. Also starring … Read More »

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Nick Nolte Joins ‘Gangster Squad’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Nick Nolte continues his recent career resurgence. He’s been set to join the cast of the Ruben Fleischer-directed Warner Bros drama Gangster Squad. Nolte will play Bill Parker, the new chief of police in Los Angeles, and the first … Read More »

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Michael Chiklis Is The Bad Guy In ‘Parker’

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Chiklis has signed on to play Jason Statham’s nemesis in Parker, the Taylor Hackford-directed thriller based on the Donald E. Westlake novel series that will be distributed by FilmDistrict. Production on the film begins in August in New … Read More »

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CBS Sets ‘Big Brother’ & ‘Same Name’ Premieres, Tonys & Daytime Emmys Hosts

Nellie Andreeva

CBS’ Big Brother will keep its traditional three-nights-a-week airing pattern this summer with Julie Chen returning as host. It will premiere on Thursday, July 7 and will run Wednesday at 8 PM, Thursdays at 9 PM (live eviction show) and Sundays at 8 PM. On Sundays, Big Brother will run … Read More »

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Julie Benz To Co-Star In CBS Drama Pilot

By | Monday March 14, 2011 @ 11:26am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Julie Benz has joined her No Ordinary Family co-star Michael Chiklis in booking a pilot in second position. Benz has joined CBS’ untitled Susannah Grant drama pilot which, like NOF, has high-concept elements. Jonathan Demme is directing the supernatural … Read More »

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Michael Chiklis To Star In Conan O’Brien-Produced Comedy Pilot ‘Vince Uncensored’

Nellie Andreeva

No Ordinary Family star Michael Chiklis is returning to comedy as the star of CBS’ half-hour pilot Vince Uncensored, from veteran sitcom writer Phoef Sutton, Conan O’Brien’s Conaco and Warner Bros. TV.

For Chiklis, the pilot is in second position to … Read More »

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TCA: ‘No Ordinary Family’ Is Not ‘Heroes’

Nellie Andreeva

ABC’s new drama No Ordinary Family, about an ordinary family whose members develop special powers, faced inevitable comparisons to previous genre shows and movies. Star Michael Chiklis stressed, “This is not Heroes. It is not The Incredibles. This is No Ordinary Family.” He also dismissed the show being labeled sci-fi.  Read More »

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