‘Scream Queens’ 2-Hour Premiere: Boss Talks Ariana Grande Casting & 'AHS’ Spoilers

By James Knight on Sep 22, 2015 03:37 PM EDT

Spoiler Alert: Tonight the all new Fox horror-comedy anthology Scream Queens kicks off with a 2-hour series premiere. The show, from the creators of Glee and American Horror Story, stars Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele and Patrick Schwarzenegger just to name a few. Pop starlet Ariana Grande is also joining the killer cast. Recently, Ryan Murphy opened up about how he was managed to get Ariana on board.

The official plot synopsis for tonight Season 1 premiere episodes of Scream Queens, titled “Pilot; Hell Week,” reads:

“A comedy-horror anthology series begins with a tale of a college campus experiencing a rash of murders.”

Ryan Murphy recently opened up to E! Online about how he charmed Ariana Grande into the joining the cast:

“Here's the thing: When you tell somebody, ‘I love you. I have always loved you work and I want to show people a different side of you,' it's sort of an interesting thing that in my case I've been very lucky where they're like ‘OK.' That's what happened with Ariana. But, well, actually the truth is she was just obsessed with American Horror Story, like she was obsessed, so I think she just met me to ask questions about the new season to be honest!! [laughs] I really do.”

However, Grande wasn’t able to get much out of him, but he did manage to squeeze few extra episodes out of her:

“I didn't tell her a damn thing! She was mad about it later. So we started talking about that and I said, ‘Hey, I have this new thing that I'd love for you to be a part of. It's sort of American Horror Story-esque, but it's a little bit with a wink and a nod.' And I told her what it was, and she was instantly on board. Initially she was just going to do one episode, but she loved the process so much that she wanted to do more.”

The 2-hour series premiere of Screen Queens, tonight starting at at 8:00 p.m. eastern on Fox.

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