Since Fox’s Scream Queens is Ryan Murphy’s one shot at television success, we really want him to nail this one. We have a good feeling about him and want to see his career go places.
OK, so maybe you can’t channel surf for long without seeing one of Murphy’s shows on the airwaves, from Glee-runs to American Horror Story to the critically acclaimed The People v O..J Simpson. There was also HBO’s The Normal Heart about the emerging AIDS crisis in the 80s.
Well another one of Murphy’s projects — Scream Queens — debuts Tuesday night, and here’s the skinny on what’s in store, no spoilers:
1. Farewell, sweet prince
Yes, Nick Jonas and his on-display body will sadly not be returning for season two shenanigans. It was fun while it lasted.
2. Hello, daddy
As the show matures, it’s only natural we get an equally mature guy to take the reigns from Jonas. Enter John Stamos, stage left, who has signed on as a series regular. We’ll just go ahead and set that DVR now.
Also, Taylor Lautner will joining the gang at some point as well as that Scientologist Kirstie Alley.
3. Original flavor returns
All this new casting can be mighty overwhelming (note: if you find new casting overwhelming you need to seek professional guidance). Breathe easy — Lea Michele, Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts are all coming back to haunt you. Also returning are Billie Lourd and Abigail Breslin as Chanels Nos. 3 & 5, Niecy Nash as Denise Hemphill and Keke Palmer as Zayday Williams.
And speaking of repeat casting, let’s all take a moment to appreciate the fact that Glen Powell will be returning as Chad Radwell. We’re OK with it if you are.
4. Change of scenery
The college campus/Sorority House trope was fun in season one, but this year the plot will revolve around a creepy hospital, run by Curtis’ character. We can almost hear the surgical drills powering up now…
5. There’s a time hop
Season one ended with the Chanels in less-than-stellar form, being checked into a mental hospital. Apparently being a patient at a mental hospital qualifies a person to get a job at a medical hospital (logic seems sound), because when the show picks up three years later, they are recruited by Curtis’ character to enroll as med students and follow doctors around. Metaphor for the American healthcare system or lazy plot development? Tune in to find out!
Scream Queens returns for Season 2 Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 9/8c on Fox.