‘American Horror Story’ Renewed by FX for Season 7

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FX has renewed “American Horror Story” for a seventh installment to air 2017.

The news is no surprise given the franchise’s status as a tentpole of FX’s schedule. The most recent incarnation of the 20th Century Fox TV anthology drama, “American Horror Story: Roanoke,” has averaged a total of 13 million viewers across linear and non-linear platforms since its Sept. 14 debut.


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“AHS” creators/exec producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk ignited the current mania for recurring anthology series with the convention-busting success of the first edition in 2011.

“Ryan, Brad and their team of remarkable writers have done an amazing job of keeping ‘American Horror Story’ endlessly inventive, shocking and entertaining and we are honored to move ahead with them on the seventh installment,” said FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf. “The sustained success through six installments only proves how intensely the series resonates with fans. AHS confronts our deepest fears with unmatched suspense and style. Each new installment is a cultural event, hotly anticipated for its theme, imagery, cast and twists.”

FX noted that various episodes of “AHS” installments account for 12 of FX’s top 15 highest-rated telecast of all time. The series has also collected 15 Emmy Awards over the years, including two for “AHS” regular Jessica Lange.

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  1. Seif says:

    Even though I was initially upset with the shorter episodes & doc format, I’ve come to just wholly trust the team; I honestly have full faith that by this season’s end, I’ll be very satisfied. I truly loved ‘Chapter 3’. That said, I’m hoping next season will primarily be a period piece like Asylum & Freak Show… And STILL holding out hope that we’ll see J-Lange in the future, even if for an episode reprising Constance, Sister Jude, Fiona or Elsa.

  2. John Lotz says:

    That said, Jordan, you may want to give Freak Show a second look, because compared to Hotel and Roanoke, it’s bloody Shakespeare! At least it registers on the Richter scale as being visually engaging with some brilliant moments and compelling characters.

  3. John Lotz says:

    I agree that this is the weakest effort since season one. The format is tired and thus far, the scares are few and far between. Frankly AHS has been going in the wrong direction since hitting the trifecta with Asylum, Coven and Freak Show. JL

  4. Caligula says:

    yeah-the newest edition is so boring and the ratings are low…can we get something better please?

  5. Jordan N. says:

    I was surprised to find out this show was still going. I gave up a couple seasons ago because it was so bad. Didn’t even finish the Freakshow season.

  6. sca721 says:

    “Each new installment is a cultural event”


    Proof that Hollywood PR is often generated to tongue-bathe the talent, rather than convey accurate information to the reality-based universe.

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