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FX Chief Weighs In on Violence on TV, It's Always Sunny and Anger Management
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FX Chief Weighs In on Violence on TV, It's Always Sunny and Anger Management

Jan 9 2013, 1:32pm CST | by

"I'm a really curious person ... I'd be interested in studies on violence in entertainment and the correlation of violence in real life," FX chief John Landgraf told reporters at the FX winter...

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FX Chief Weighs In on Violence on TV, It's Always Sunny and Anger Management

Jan 9 2013, 1:32pm CST | by

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"I'm a really curious person ... I'd be interested in studies on violence in entertainment and the correlation of violence in real life," FX chief John Landgraf told reporters at the FX winter previews Wednesday. "If we find meaningful correlations, we should act on those correlations."

Landgraf, whose network airs the sometimes brutally violent Sons of Anarchy, was responding to the inevitable questions about violence and responsibility question that has been prevalent at the Television Critics Association tour this month. Although he pointed out that the U.S. and U.K. consume the same violent media (The Walking Dead is the No. 1 cable show in England), violent gun deaths are significantly higher in the States. He theorized that it is differences in the countries' gun-control policies, including what kind of guns -- handguns vs. semiautomatics and automatics -- are made available, that make the difference. "You can't create that kind of mayhem if you have to reload," he said.

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That's not to say that Landgraf is against personal firearms. Rather, he believes in personal responsibility. "I'm someone who believes very strongly in the First Amendment and the Second Amendment," he said, but added that although he supported third-person entertainment depicting violence, he doesn't allow his sons to play first-person shooter games.

The panel delved deeper, going beyond the questions of who is responsible to ask why there is so much death on TV. "We talk about this stuff as a staff at FX," said Landgraf. "Our greatest fear is death. If you want to rivet people, you're going to hover around [topics] of life and death. The six highest-rated dramas and miniseries among basic cable are The Walking Dead, Hatfields & McCoys, True Blood, Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story and Game of Thrones. Suits is No. 7."

Landgraf also addressed business as usual in the panel:

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: "We picked up the ninth season... there will definitely be one more year, and probably two," he said.

American Horror Story: Unfortunately, Landgraf didn't know which cast members will be returning for the third season. "I think Jessica Lange will be back," he said. "That is such an auteur work on Ryan [Murphy]'s part. He tells me what he's going to do, and I say, 'Great.'"

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Anger Management: With 90 episodes of the Charlie Sheen-starring sitcom in the works, Landgraf promised that "It will basically stay on the air without interruption for two years," with the exception of a few weeks here and there for holidays. Martin Sheen, playing Charlie's dad, will be used in roughly every third episode.

The Ultimate Fighter: The ratings weren't great on Friday night, so it will move to 9/8c as the lead-in to Justified on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 22.

Brand X with Russell Brand: It will return Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11:30/10:30c and has been expanded to an hourlong format. Cheers!

 

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Jessica Lange covered Lana Del Rey on Wednesday's "American Horror Story: Freak Show," and, as expected, it was the highlight of the episode. "AHS" creator Ryan Murphy teased that Lange would perform a Del Rey song on "Freak Show" last month. A leak of the video earlier this week revealed that the song would be "Gods & Monsters" from Del Rey's "Paradise" EP. On the first pa ...
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In the third Freak Show installment, American Horror Story Season 4 Episode 3, we learned the story of Edward Mordrake, and what a story it is. Mordrake was a prodigy with an evil spirit attached to the back of his head. While Edward, the man, was a kind soul, the spirit which eventually came to control him was anything but. Legend has it Edward's spirit took over his body one Halloween night and he killed an entire carnival ...
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Sarah Paulson has participated in some intense scenes on "American Horror Story," but you might be surprised which one freaked her out the most. On "AHS: Freak Show," Paulson plays a two-headed woman with differing personalities, making even menial tasks exponentially more difficult. Paulson explained in an interview with Vulture that because of this a seemingly simple scene caused her to lose it on set. I ...
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Jessica Lange's Lana Del Rey Song From 'American Horror Story' Leaks Online

Oct 21 2014 9:36am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

The following post contains spoilers about "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Ryan Murphy teased "American Horror Story" fans on Twitter last month by revealing Jessica Lange would cover a Lana Del Rey song in "Freak Show." Now we finally know which one. The fourth season's purposefully anachronistic musical numbers have, so far, included Jessica Lange's Elsa Mars singing a magical rendition of David Bowie's ...
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American Horror Story Renewed for Fifth Season

Oct 13 2014 12:43pm CDT | Source: TV Guide

Ryan Murphy's anthology series American Horror Story has been renewed for another season, FX announced on Monday. The renewal news comes days after the premiere of the anthology series' fourth season, Freak Show, became the most-watched single program in FX's 20-year history. According to the network, last week's telecast drew 10 million viewers, surpassing the network's previous record holder, the recent seventh and fi ...
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Here's Your First Look At Emma Roberts In 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Oct 9 2014 1:33pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

We had our first trip under the tent on Wednesday night with the premiere of "American Horror Story: Freak Show," but it still left us with questions. Some included: Where is Emma Roberts? When will we meet Angela Bassett's three-breasted woman? Will the cast sing more modern songs? The answers have arrived. In a brand new trailer Roberts' Maggie Esmerelda, a con artist and fortune teller with a crystal ball, and Denis O'Hare's Stanley, another con artist, are look ...
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All The 'American Horror Story' Seasons Could Be Connected

Oct 8 2014 2:37pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Last month, when Ryan Murphy confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that Pepper from "Asylum" would return to also appear in Freak Show, "AHS" fans were positively freaked. Now that Murphy has allowed one character to return, could others b ...
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Review: FX's Freak Show, DirecTV's MMA Kingdom

Oct 8 2014 9:03am CDT | Source: TV Guide

Upon hearing that the fourth season of FX's lurid American Horror Story franchise was subtitled Freak Show, you can be forgiven if your first reaction was "Redundant much?" Few series are freakier by their very nature than Ryan Murphy's annual anthology of grotesque Grand Guignol. Freak Show (Wednesday, 10/9c) upholds the grisly tradition, although the empathy shown for this year ...
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