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Joe Manganiello and Lea Michele Join FOX’s ‘Scream Queens’

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“True Blood’s” may be living it up on the big screen as a sexy stripper in the upcoming “” sequel, “,” and may be preparing for the end of “,” but the pair will soon make the comedy-horror anthology series “” a thing next season on FOX.

The network announced today during its portion of the Winter Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena that the two have joined (“Halloween”) and (“: Freak Show”) as regulars in the 15-episode first installment.

With production set to begin in the spring for a fall launch on the network, the first installment of the  (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”) created anthology series revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders.

Also joining the cast as regular are Academy Award nominee (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “Zombieland,” “August: Osage County”) and (“Akeelah and the Bee,” “Masters of Sex”). Pop star  will guest-star in a recurring role.

“Scream Queens” is being produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association Ryan Murphy Television. The series is co-created by Murphy, and . Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and will serve as executive producers.