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Michael Chiklis Joins Cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show

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Michael Chiklis is joining the Freak Show.

The actor, who famously played Vic Mackey for seven seasons on The Shield, is headed back to FX as part of American Horror Story Season 4.

He shocked the crowd by joining other cast members on stage at PaleyFest tonight and will come on board the miniseries as the ex-husband of Kathy Bates' character and the father of a boy played by Evan Peters.

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Ryan Murphy announced last week that the new season will be set in 1950s Florida and center on Jessica Lange as the head of a traveling circus.

Aside from Lange, other American Horror Story players confirmed for Freak Show include Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy and Sarah Paulson, with Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts in negotiation to return.

Over the past few years, Chiklis has failed to find success with the dramas No Ordinary Family and Vegas.

But we cannot wait to see him in this role.

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Fate. Destiny. Luck. The prisons of man. People pass the time, enjoying the choices life provides--coffee or tea, right or left--as if it matters. We are all just spinning on the wheel. There is but one way to keep off the wheel. It's not youth. It's not beauty or true love. I know how to stay off the wheel. I control my fate. I have survived because I know one must be willing to destroy anyone, anything, even the ones you love, to keep the gods in check.

Elsa

[to Gloria] Those girls were a cool stream of glacier water. My heart bloomed as they nourished it. And now it's all gone. There's nothing left but the dust and the scorpions inside of me. I was never destined to feel love.

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