American Horror Story Renewed By FX For Second Season

By Katey Rich 2011-10-31 13:09:08 discussion comments
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Whether you think American Horror Story is the weirdest new TV show of the year or the best, it's hard to deny that everyone is talking about it, and FX is taking that as a clear sign that they ought to keep it in the fold. THR reports that the network has picked the show up for a second season, meaning that Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk can now continue dominating both the networks and basic cable. Here's the statement FX president Jon Landgraf provided about the pickup:

Its one thing to have the ambition and guts to reinvent a genre in a way that makes it captivatingly fresh for a broad audience -- its something else entirely to have the craft to back that ambition up. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have hit the trifecta with Nip/Tuck, Glee and now American Horror Story, which will be scaring FXs viewers to death for many years to come.

The show premiered strong and dipped in the second episode, but has rebounded in the ratings for the third and fourth episodes. With special Halloween episodes now and guest star Zachary Quinto adding a little bit of buzz, the show appears to be doing better than ever, which is much more than most of the new fall shows can say. Sure, the show might be crazy and unpalatable to a lot of viewers who are only into the spooky blood and gore one day of the year, but that seems to be what people love about it-- saying American Horror Story is too weird is like saying Pan Am has too many airplanes. Congratulations, Ryan Murphy, on taking over television with your singular brand of out-there storytelling. Here's to one more ghoulish season.
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