Dylan McDermott Joins Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Dylan McDermott arrives at the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Dinner at Madeo Restaurant on February 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For Chanel) *** Local Caption *** Dylan McDermott Photo: Frazer Harrison/2011 Getty Images

Dylan McDermott has been cast in Ryan Murphy's FX pilot American Horror Story as Ben, a sensitive therapist and husband to Connie Britton's Vivien. The show, which Murphy's co-creator Brad Falchuk described as a subversive take on the genre of horror (and which we hear is super twisted), centers on a couple and their two teenage children who move into a creepy house in San Francisco formerly occupied by "Larry the Burn Guy" (Dennis O'Hare) and next door to nosy neighbor Jessica Lange and her daughter, who has Down syndrome. [Deadline]