Uh-oh. It looks like the Harmons are signing a new lease on their
dream nightmare house, whether they want to or not. FX has renewed American Horror Story for a second season just four episodes into its existence: The network ordered 13 new episodes this morning, and I'm guessing the Halloween tie-in was no coincidence.
Of course, this was not a matter of if, but when, as American Horror Story has been pulling in very impressive ratings. According to FX, the series is on-pace to achieve the highest-rated first season in the history of the network, and is growing its audience week-to-week. Last Wednesday's episode led all of basic cable with a 1.7 rating in the adult demo, drawing just shy of 3 million viewers. That was up from the previous week's 1.5 rating. Only hits see their audience grow, particularly early in their lifetimes as word-of-mouth spreads.
American Horror Story stars Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton as a married couple on the rocks who move into a house with a sketchy history, to say the least. After a few episodes of wonderfully bizarre confusion, the series has found its groove with wonderfully bizarre stories that are easier to follow. Plus, it's bringing the gimp suit back in style, which means I don't have to clear out my closet like I feared. Phew!
American Horror Story airs Wednesdays at 10pm on FX. Part 2 of the show's two-part Halloween episode airs this week; if you haven't yet tuned in, the network is conveniently re-airing the first four episodes starting TONIGHT at 10pm.
For those if you who have been watching, how are you feeling about American Horror Story so far? Are there enough stories to tell for a second season?
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