American Gothic is a decidedly odd, horror-tinged series about an evil sheriff who has supernatural powers and uses them to control the citizens of a South Carolina town named Trinity. Created by Shaun Cassidy, American Gothic follows the residents of Trinity as they turn to Sheriff Lucas Buck (Gary Cole) for help and guidance, often making a devil's bargain with disastrous results. Sheriff Buck's son, Caleb Temple, was brought up by another family and was lead to believe that a man called Gage was his father. When Gage dies, Caleb becomes the center of a custody war. Sheriff Buck wants to raise his son in his own image, teaching him everything he knows. Caleb's cousin Gail Emory comes to town to protect him, but may need some protection of her own. The local doctor, Matt Crower, gets curious when suddenly the Sheriff wants everything to do with Caleb, and vows to keep Buck away from Caleb. Meanwhile Caleb has one more protector, that of his dead sister-turned angel Merlyn, who knows more about Sheriff Lucas Buck than anyone.Starring: Gary Cole as Sheriff Lucas Buck; Nick Searcy as Ben Healy; Paige Turco as Gail Emory; Jake Weber as Dr. Matt Crower; Lucas Black as Caleb Temple; Sarah Paulson as Merlyn Temple; Brenda Bakke as Selena Coombs; John Mese as Billy Peele; Christopher Fennell as Boone MacKenzie; and Lynda Clark as Rita Barber.
Genre: Drama, Science-Fiction