02/26/2013 05:04 pm ET

Kathy Bates Nears 'American Horror Story' Season 3 Deal And More Casting News

Kathy Bates will likely co-star in "American Horror Story" Season 3.

According to TVLine, Bates -- who is nearing a final deal to join the cast -- will play Jessica Lange's character's best friend ... who eventually becomes her worst enemy. Yep, Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange will face off on your TVs.

Details on "American Horror Story" Season 3 are still scarce, but it's been announced that Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy and Taissa Farmiga will co-star.

Bates' other TV credits include NBC's "Harry's Law," "Six Feet Under," "The Office" and "Two and a Half Men."

Request for confirmation from FX was not immediately returned.

In other casting news ...

When Rick Springfield returns to "General Hospital" he won't be alone.
Springfield's son, Liam Springthorpe, will play an undercover cop on the series. [People]

Jill Flint is heading to "Elementary."
Flint, who has appeared on "The Good Wife" and "Royal Pains," will play Alysa Darvin, a woman who catches the eye of Detective Bell. [TV Guide]

There's a new JR Chandler on "All My Children."
Ryan Bittle will replace Jacob Young when the soap returns online. [Soap Opera Network]

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