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'Scream Queens' Looks Familiar, But That Might Not Be So Bad

Ryan Murphy's latest creation, "Scream Queens," has finally seen the light of day. But is it just us, or does it seem a little ... familiar?

By Briana Altergott | September 22, 2015

"Good evening, idiot hookers." (Video via Fox / "Scream Queens")

Ryan Murphy's latest TV creation, "Scream Queens," has finally seen the light of day.

Murphy has described the show as "'Heathers' meets 'Friday the 13th,'" and his fans have been dying to get a taste of this new flavor. (Video via Fox / "Scream Queens")

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But is it just us, or does said new flavor taste a little ... familiar?

"Cheers, ladies." (Video via Fox / "Scream Queens")

Even if you didn't know "Queens" is a Ryan Murphy original, you probably caught on within the first minute or so of the pilot.

It's "Glee" meets "American Horror Story," no ifs, ands or buts about it. With a little blood and gore mixed in, of course.

You've got a creepy, masked serial killer on the loose preying on unsuspecting victims for no apparent reason.

Reminiscent of pretty much every season of "AHS," well, ever. (Video via FX / "American Horror Story")

You've got your strict social classes and snarky insults that gave "Glee" its delicious drama time and time again. (Video via Fox / "Glee")

"I'm sorry, did I ask you to pull down my panties and blow a compliment up my butt?" (Video via Fox / "Scream Queens")

And "Queens" even stole two stars from Murphy's previous hits: Emma Roberts and Lea Michele.

"Don't worry, we're sisters. I won't tell anyone." (Video via Fox / "Scream Queens")

OK, so "Scream Queens" might not be as novel as we all thought. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Many critics are loving the pilot, despite its obvious ties to the past. And there are some key differences that set it apart.

As a writer for Forbes summed it up, "The program is a sharply written dark comedy that provides a good dose of social commentary and is laugh-out-loud funny."

Hopefully, the rest of the season will deliver more of this bloody-good, new combination. You can catch new episodes of "Scream Queens" Tuesdays on Fox.

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