‘American Horror Story’ Renewed for Sixth Season
Whether Scream Queens gets renewed by FOX this season or not, Ryan Murphy is staying in the horror show business!
FX has renewed American Horror Story for a sixth season. The title and theme of the new season has yet to be announced, of course, since we’re still in the middle of American Horror Story: Hotel. But I don’t think it’s a huge leap to assume that at least some of the actors will be back, and that it’ll premiere in October 2016. Yeah, it’s not a really big limb I’m going out on, with that prediction.
“With the sixth installment coming next year, American Horror Story has unquestionably joined the ranks of television’s landmark series,” said John Landgraf, the CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, who made the renewal announcement. “From Murder House to Hotel, AHS has pioneered a new television form as well becoming FX’s highest rated show — while also pushing every conceivable boundary of creative excellence and audacity. This is even more remarkable because Ryan and co-creator Brad Falchuk tear up the playbook every year, challenging the entire creative team to come up with something even more spectacular, frightful and entertaining. You could not ask more of an artist, their team or a series and with every new installment they deliver.”
This was a no-brainer, considering how strong American Horror Story continues to be in its fifth season. American Horror Story: Hotel remains about on par with the prior seasons, and its series premiere managed to be the second most-watched telecast in the history of FX, behind only the American Horror Story: Freak Show premiere last year. However, this season is actually stronger among Adults 18-49 than last year’s Freak Show. So it’s looking like victories across the board for this show.
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And for more on TV renewal/cancellation news, find out which three dramas NBC renewed for 2016 yesterday!