‘American Horror Story’ Renewed for Season 6

by Lynn Sorel

FX has renewed ‘American Horror Story’ for a sixth season.   The next season of the anthology series from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk will premiere in 2016.  ‘American Horror Story’ is the highest rated series for in FX history.

FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said “With the sixth installment coming next year, American Horror Story has unquestionably joined the ranks of television’s landmark series. 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.”

He added, “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.”

The first four season of the series has earned 71 Emmy Award nominations and 13 wins.   The current season is up 7 percent ahead of ‘Freak Show’,  among adults 18-49 and 1 percent among total viewers.  The premiere or ‘Hotel’ was the second most-watched telecast on the network ever, with the first being the ‘AHS: Freak Show’ premiere.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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