FX Scares Up a Second Season for American Horror Story

In a well-timed announcement — it is Halloween, after all — FX has renewed its haunted-house drama American Horror Story for a 13-episode second season.

The psychosexual thriller, from Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, centers on the Harmons, a family that moves from Boston to a haunted house in Los Angeles in an attempt to reconcile after an affair and a miscarriage. It stars Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Lange, Evan Peters and Denis O’Hare.

“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,” John Landgraf, president of FX Networks, said in a statement. “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.”

The cable network will air a four-episode Halloween marathon tonight beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The fifth episode, the conclusion of the two-part “Halloween,” will air Wednesday.

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  • Wildstorm

    So this is one of the reasons I am losing my Fox networks, Fox’s greediness to make these shows

  • Joe

    I don’t know if anyone’s seen this show, but scary it isn’t. Quite the reverse, I thought the pilot was hilariously funny, in a David Lynch-y way. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I’m not sure if I can watch the show if that’s not what the creators intended. I get the feeling they were going for the Shining, and got Twin Peaks instead. There’s nothing wrong with Twin Peaks, but I feel bad laughing my ass off if the creators are trying to scare me.

  • Skinner

    Don’t feel bad. The first episode had me laughing like it was a comedy but that didn’t keep me from turning it off before the end. This show is terrible.

  • RunnerX13

    ???

  • Wildstorm

    Fox wants Directv customers to pay 40% MORE for their channels or they will quit allowing Directv to carry them.  Directv already pays Fox about 1 Billion a year to carry their channels.

  • Almighty1Azel

    This show must not be bad for fx to renew the show for season 2… Fx has had many shows people like one it. S.o.a, nip/tuck, rescue me, always sunny, the league, archer… Shows millions of people watch

  • nik

    It’s a great show.  Glad we’re getting some more.