Miss “American Horror Story” already? Join the club. Season 4 of the FX miniseries only ended last Wednesday, but many fans are going through “Freak Show” withdrawal. Fortunately the network picked up the series for a fifth season … but the bad news is that it won’t premiere until the fall. So, what are those obsessed with “AHS” supposed to do on Wednesday nights until then? We’ve rounded up some options to keep you from going insane over the long hiatus:
Binge Watch Old Seasons
The simplest solution to fill that gaping hole in your heart is to watch past seasons of “American Horror Story” on Netflix. The streaming service has the first three seasons available – the LA Murder House, “Asylum” and “Coven.” Since series co-creator Ryan Murphy recently revealed that all the seasons are connected, be sure to pay close attention to any clues that others may have missed.
“American Horror Story” Season 1 and 2 alum Dylan McDermott stars in the new CBS series “Stalker.” The show follows LAPD detectives in the special Threat Assessment Unit, a division that must deal with threat, stalking and intimidation cases. “Stalker” airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST. on CBS.
If flipping the channel to FX at 10 p.m. on a Wednesday has become routine, then don’t fret. The network will continue to air original content at that time. On Wednesday, Jan. 29, Season 3 of “The Americans” premieres. The show follows two soviet intelligence agents, Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Phillip (Matthew Rhys), who pretend to be a normal American married couple. The pair will run into new problems in Season 3 when their daughter gets recruited for a “second generation” KGB program.
Fräulein Elsa's Cabinet of Curiosities is closed, but keep the freak show theme alive with some options on Netflix. The streaming service has two seasons of AMC’s unscripted series “Freakshow,” as well as a 1991 horror flick called “Howling VI: The Freaks.” The movie is about a drifter who becomes the target of a freak show operator.
Elsa Mars is gone, but you can still watch Jessica Lange on Netflix. The actress has roles in “Neverwas” (2006), “Prozac Nation” (2001), “Big Fish” (2003), “King Kong” (1976) and “Cousin Bette” (1998).
Two heads is definitely better than one, but unfortunately more of Bette and Dot is not an option. Those looking to catch more of Sarah Paulson can catch her in “Mud” (2012) and “The Other Sister” (1999).