Carpenter to Portray Ariana Grande’s Mom on Fox’s “Scream Queens”

Prepare to hear Charisma Carpenter scream

The 44-year-old part Spanish-American actress and former Buffy The Vampire Slayer star has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy’s comedy-horror Fox anthology series Scream Queens.

Charisma Carpenter

The show’s star, Emma Roberts, let it slip on Instagram that the comedy will premiere on the first Tuesday of the season, September 22.

In a guest starring/potential recurring role, Carpenter will play the mom of another lead on the show, singer-actress Ariana Grande.

In the first season of Scream Queens, a college campus is rocked by a series of murders. The series, which Murphy created with fellow Glee co-creators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, hails from 20th Century Television and Ryan Murphy Television.

Lea Michele, Diego BonetaJamie Lee Curtis, Oliver Hudson and Abigail Breslin co-star.

Carpenter, who also co-starred on The Lying Game, previously appeared on Angel, Charmed, Veronica Mars and Blue Bloods, and served as the host of ID’s Surviving Evil.

Carpenter Returning as Host of ID’s “Surviving Evil”

Charisma Carpenter is returning as host of Surviving Evil

Investigation Discovery (ID) has ordered a second season of the series, which presents dramatically compelling and emotional stories of victims who fought back against their attackers and, against all odds, survived.

Charisma Carpenter Surviving Evil

Carpenter is the survivor of a real-life incident that she endured more than 20 years ago. The actress and two of her friends were swimming at San Diego’s Torrey Pines State Beach back in 1991 when they were violently attacked by an armed, rogue police officer.

Carpenter fought back after being held at gunpoint, but her two friends were both shot by the attacker and seriously wounded. The police officer was later sentenced to 56 years in prison for the attacks, as well as a series of rapes and robberies.

“We feel especially lucky to welcome back Charisma, who adds an important layer of depth to the series as a survivor and symbol of female empowerment in Hollywood,” ID’s general manager Kevin Bennett said in the.

ID bills itself as the leading “mystery-and-suspense” network on TV, and America’s favorite “guilty pleasure.”

The 10-episode second season begins filming in early 2014.

Surviving Evil is one of ID’s strongest series, ratings-wise. The first season, which premiered on August 28 with Carpenter’s story, ranked as ID’s top series for primetime delivery in the third quarter of ’13 in the 25-54  demo (450,000).