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American Horror Story: Coven is the third season of the FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story. It premiered on October 9, 2013, and concluded on January 29, 2014.

American Horror Story: Coven centers on a coven of witches with individual powers who reside in Miss Robichaux's Academy, an academy of witchcraft where young witches are automatically enrolled once their powers have been uncovered. It is here that they are taught the history of their kind and how to control their abilities.

Like its predecessors, Coven was met with both mostly positive reviews, and strong ratings, with the premiere episode attracting a series high of 5.54 million viewers. The season garnered seventeen Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Miniseries and five acting nominations for Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, and Kathy Bates, with Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates winning their respective acting categories.

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Status Returning Series

Network FX

Certification TV-MA

Original Language English

Runtime 43m

Homepage http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/american-horror-story/

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Season Regulars 16

  1. Jessica Lange

    Jessica Lange
    Fiona Goode

  2. Kathy Bates

    Kathy Bates
    Delphine LaLaurie

  3. Bodhi Schulz
  4. Evan Peters

    Evan Peters
    Kyle Spencer

  5. Taissa Farmiga

    Taissa Farmiga
    Zoe Benson

  6. Emma Roberts

    Emma Roberts
    Madison Montgomery

  7. Lily Rabe

    Lily Rabe
    Misty Day

  8. Frances Conroy

    Frances Conroy
    Myrtle Snow

  9. Sarah Paulson

    Sarah Paulson
    Cordelia Foxx

  10. Denis O'Hare

    Denis O'Hare
    Spalding

  11. Grace Gummer

    Grace Gummer
    Millie

  12. Gabourey Sidibe
  13. Jamie Brewer
  14. Angela Bassett

    Angela Bassett
    Marie Laveau

  15. Danny Huston

    Danny Huston
    The Axeman

  16. Stevie Nicks

    Stevie Nicks
    La sorcière blanche

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Episodes 13

1 Bitchcraft

October 9, 2013

A young girl discovers she possesses a strange genetic affliction tracing back to the dark days of Salem; Fiona Goode returns to town.

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8.3

Crew 3

Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Written by: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk

Guest Stars 9 Full Cast & Crew

  1. Angela Bassett

    Angela Bassett
    Marie Laveau

  2. Jamie Brewer
  3. Gabourey Sidibe
  4. Raeden Greer

    Raeden Greer
    Pauline LaLaurie

  5. Ameer Baraka

    Ameer Baraka
    Bastien

  6. Ashlynn Ross

    Ashlynn Ross
    Marie Jeanne LaLaurie

  7. Arabella Field

    Arabella Field
    Nora Benson

  8. Ian Anthony Dale
  9. Grey Damon

    Grey Damon
    Archie

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2 Boy Parts

October 16, 2013

Fiona helps Zoe and Madison deal with a horrible tragedy; Delphine LaLaurie struggles to adjust to modern life; Cordelia faces a dark decision about her family.

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7.1

Crew 2

Directed by: Michael Rymer

Written by: Tim Minear

Guest Stars 9 Full Cast & Crew

  1. Dana Gourrier

    Dana Gourrier
    Chantal

  2. Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton
    Hank Foxx

  3. Angela Bassett

    Angela Bassett
    Marie Laveau

  4. Jamie Brewer
  5. Gabourey Sidibe
  6. Raeden Greer

    Raeden Greer
    Pauline LaLaurie

  7. Ameer Baraka

    Ameer Baraka
    Bastien

  8. Ashlynn Ross

    Ashlynn Ross
    Marie Jeanne LaLaurie

  9. Lance E. Nichols

    Lance E. Nichols
    Detective Sanchez

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3 The Replacements

October 23, 2013

Fiona takes on an unlikely protégé; a guilt-ridden Zoe tries to give Kyle his old life back; Madison has a fiery exchange with Joan Ramsey.

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8.5

Crew 2

Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Written by: James Wong

Guest Stars 10 Full Cast & Crew

  1. Dana Gourrier

    Dana Gourrier
    Chantal

  2. Alexander Dreymon

    Alexander Dreymon
    Luke Ramsey

  3. Angela Bassett

    Angela Bassett
    Marie Laveau

  4. Jamie Brewer
  5. Patti LuPone

    Patti LuPone
    Joan Ramsey

  6. Gabourey Sidibe
  7. Riley Voelkel

    Riley Voelkel
    Young Fiona

  8. Ameer Baraka

    Ameer Baraka
    Bastien

  9. Christine Ebersole

    Christine Ebersole
    Anna-Lee Leighton

  10. Mare Winningham

    Mare Winningham
    Alicia Spencer

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4 Fearful Pranks Ensue

October 30, 2013

Fiona's choices rattle a decades-long truce between the Salem witches and Marie Laveau; the Council of Witchcraft pays a surprise visit to the academy with disturbing allegations.

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8.5

Crew 2

Directed by: Michael Uppendahl

Written by: Jennifer Salt

Guest Stars 15 Full Cast & Crew

  1. Dana Gourrier

    Dana Gourrier
    Chantal

  2. Robin Bartlett

    Robin Bartlett
    Cecily Pimbrooke

  3. Leslie Jordan

    Leslie Jordan
    Quentin

  4. Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton
    Hank Foxx

  5. Alexander Dreymon

    Alexander Dreymon
    Luke Ramsey

  6. Angela Bassett

    Angela Bassett
    Marie Laveau

  7. Jamie Brewer
  8. Gabourey Sidibe
  9. Riley Voelkel

    Riley Voelkel
    Young Fiona

  10. Alexandra Breckenridge
  11. Raeden Greer

    Raeden Greer
    Pauline LaLaurie

  12. Ameer Baraka

    Ameer Baraka
    Bastien

  13. Ashlynn Ross

    Ashlynn Ross
    Marie Jeanne LaLaurie

  14. Christine Ebersole

    Christine Ebersole
    Anna-Lee Leighton

  15. Michelle Page

    Michelle Page
    Young Myrtle

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5 Burn, Witch. Burn!

November 6, 2013

Besieged by Marie Laveau's army, Zoe unleashes a new power; Fiona and Myrtle clash over control of the coven; Madame LaLaurie is confronted by old ghosts.

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7.8

Crew 2

Directed by: Jeremy Podeswa

Written by: Jessica Sharzer

Guest Stars 12 Full Cast & Crew

  1. Dana Gourrier

    Dana Gourrier
    Chantal

  2. Leslie Jordan

    Leslie Jordan
    Quentin

  3. Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton
    Hank Foxx

  4. Alexander Dreymon

    Alexander Dreymon
    Luke Ramsey

  5. Angela Bassett

    Angela Bassett
    Marie Laveau

  6. Jamie Brewer
  7. Gabourey Sidibe
  8. Raeden Greer

    Raeden Greer
    Pauline LaLaurie

  9. Ameer Baraka

    Ameer Baraka
    Bastien

  10. Ashlynn Ross

    Ashlynn Ross
    Marie Jeanne LaLaurie

  11. Meg Chambers Steedle

    Meg Chambers Steedle
    Stillborn Mother

  12. Robin Bartlett

    Robin Bartlett
    Pembroke

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6 The Axeman Cometh

November 13, 2013

Zoe, Queenie and Nan make contact with a dark spirit trapped in the academy; Cordelia's new power brings on a heartbreaking revelation.

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7.2

Crew 2

Directed by: Michael Uppendahl

Written by: Douglas Petrie

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7 The Dead

November 20, 2013

Fiona finds purpose in a dangerous love affair; Queenie questions her place in the Coven; Cordelia makes a decision about her mother.

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7.0

Crew 2

Directed by: Bradley Buecker

Written by: Brad Falchuk

Guest Stars 5 Full Cast & Crew

  1. Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton
    Hank Foxx

  2. Danny Huston

    Danny Huston
    The Axeman

  3. Angela Bassett

    Angela Bassett
    Marie Laveau

  4. Gabourey Sidibe
  5. Riley Voelkel

    Riley Voelkel
    Young Fiona

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8 The Sacred Taking

December 4, 2013

Cordelia rallies the girls in the fight to stop Fiona; a dangerous new enemy puts Misty in the cross hairs; the rivalry between Marie Laveau and Delphine comes to a head.

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6.4

Crew 2

Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Written by: Ryan Murphy

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9 Head

December 11, 2013

Cordelia’s attacker is revealed. Fiona looks to form an alliance with Marie Laveau. Nan learns a disturbing truth about Luke’s past.

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8.3

Crew 2

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Written by: Tim Minear

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10 The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks

January 8, 2014

Fiona attempts to out the new supreme with a visit from Stevie Nicks; Cordelia learns the truth about Hank and the witch hunters; Madison tries to eliminate her competition for the supremacy.

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7.3

Crew 2

Directed by: No director has been added.

Written by: Ryan Murphy, James Wong

Guest Stars 9 Full Cast & Crew

  1. Mike Colter
  2. Michael Cristofer

    Michael Cristofer
    Harrison Renard

  3. Lance Reddick

    Lance Reddick
    Papa Legba

  4. Stevie Nicks

    Stevie Nicks
    Herself

  5. Danny Huston

    Danny Huston
    The Axeman

  6. Angela Bassett

    Angela Bassett
    Marie Laveau

  7. Jamie Brewer
  8. Patti LuPone

    Patti LuPone
    Joan Ramsey

  9. Ameer Baraka

    Ameer Baraka
    Bastien

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