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Ryan Murphy: Jessica Lange is returning to 'American Horror Story'

February 7, 2012 | 11:28 am

Jessica Lange will return for second season of 'American Horror Story'

This may be cause for a round of (non-laced) cupcakes: Ryan Murphy says Jessica Lange will be returning for the second season of "American Horror Story."

We're guessing all those trophy wins -- Golden Globe and SAG awards -- Lange nabbed for her roll as meddling neighbor Constance helped seal the deal for both parties? The "Glee" and "American Horror Story" creator appeared Monday night on Andy Cohen's Bravo late-night gabfest "Watch What Happens Live." And the rest had us clutching our pearls.

"You are recasting American Horror Story for next season. Will Jessica Lange make an appearance?" Cohen asked.

Maybe the alcohol made Murphy more revealing -- both in his answer and his attire (hardly a button was buttoned on his shirt). In response to Cohen, Murphy answered: "Yes."

Murphy has been vocal about his unusual plans for the show: with the setting, the haunting, and cast of characters changing each season. (Should familiar faces -- like Lange -- return, they'd play different roles.)

But don't get too excited. A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox, which produces the show, said no deal has been made yet.

Lange, thus far, has been coy about returning to the horror series.


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-- Yvonne Villarreal

Photo: Jessica Lange holds her award during the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Jan. 29. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times