Monday, October 13, 2014

FX Renews 'American Horror Story' for 5th Season

After the premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show set record ratings last week, FX has handed out a 13-episode order for a fifth installment of the hit anthology series. The new season will debut in October 2015, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions.

With Live+3 data, the premiere telecast of American Horror Story: Freak Show has become the most watched single program in FX's 20 year history - and that includes all programs with Live+7 deliveries. The debut delivered 10 million total viewers, 6.54 million Adults 18-49 and 4.08 million Adults 18-34.

"The American Horror Story anthology has had the highest growth trajectory of any show in FX history, not to mention an unprecedented track record of success in awards recognition," said Landgraf. "With Ryan Murphy and his partners, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto and Tim Minear at the helm, the show's success is not surprising. AHS continues to deliver amazing stories, a brilliant troupe of actors led by Jessica Lange, and a visual style unlike any other on TV. With Nip/Tuck, Glee, The Normal Heart and American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy has established himself as one of the most successful and prolific producers of this generation. We expect AHS: Freak Show and the next incarnation of AHS to further his legacy."

American Horror Story: Freak Show stars Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Michael Chiklis, Frances Conroy, Denis O'Hare, Emma Roberts, Finn Wittrock, Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates, with guest stars John Carroll Lynch, Wes Bentley, Gabourey Sidibe and Patti LaBelle.