By James Hibberd
October 20, 2011 at 11:03 PM EDT
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With former Heroes star Zachary Quinto coming soon to the American Horror Story cast, Ryan Murphy & Co. have just found a companion for his character.

As you’ll recall, Quinto plays a gay interior designer named Chad who used to be the owner of the show’s centerpiece haunted house. Chad has a supportive lesbian friend named Peggy who will be played by…

Kathleen Rose Perkins, who’s previously had recurring character on Fox’s Til Death and Showtime’s Episodes, as well as had guest stints on ABC’s Private Practice, Castle and Grey’s Anatomy. Perkins will appear in at least one episode this season. Meanwhile, AHS got some very good news today when the serialized show perked up in the ratings for its third episode. Think AHS is the creepiest TV show ever made, or does another deserve that title? Vote in our poll.

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