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American Horror Story Renewed For Season 2

There was lots of good news related to FX yesterday. Not only did Fox secure a last-minute deal with DirecTV to avoid a black-out for subscribers of the digital satellite service, but FX also fittingly chose Halloween as the day to announce that they were renewing their new horror-drama series American Horror Story for a second season.

American Horror Story was created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, and follows a married couple and their teenage daughter as they move into a house that turns out to be haunted. Very bad things have happened there and based on the few episodes that have aired so far, the horror doesn’t appear to be over.

According to Deadline, just four episodes into the first season of the series, FX has announced that they’re giving the series a second-season order.

“It’s one thing to have the ambition and guts to reinvent a genre in a way that makes it captivatingly fresh for a broad audience — it’s something else entirely to have the craft to back that ambition up,” said FX president John Landgraf. “Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have hit the trifecta with Nip/Tuck, Glee and now American Horror Story, which will be scaring FX’s viewers to death for many years to come.”


As Deadline points out, the series premiere brought in 3.14 million adults 18-49 and 1.77 million adults 18-34 in Live+7. The series drew in even more viewers for its fourth episode last week, with 3.1 million adults 18-49 and 1.85 million adults 18-34.

?The series is set to wrap up its first season on December 21st, but fans can rest assured that it will be back for a second season, presumably next fall.

Kelly West
Kelly West

Kelly joined CinemaBlend as a freelance TV news writer in 2006 and went on to serve as the site’s TV Editor before moving over to other roles on the site. At present, she’s an Assistant Managing Editor who spends much of her time brainstorming and editing feature content on the site.