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FX Renews American Horror Story For Season 2

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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Jessica is the best!
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Add a comment...hallo and hi
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LOVE THIS SHOW!!!!!!!
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Maybe the Harmons are going to die and stay in the house as ghosts, and a new family moves in to discover the horrors of the house. Although I don't think Violet is going to die, because the whole medium thing would be kind of pointless if she did.
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In regards to the queries about the 2nd season, I agree that it seems unlikley that all of the Harmons will survive that long. The rule of thumb seems to be that only the murderers survive living in that house. We may see the decline of the Harmons only to be replaced by a new family of 'suckers' season 2 that get trapped by this venus flytrap of a house. And let the horror commence!
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I am so glad they got picked up for another season! This is one of only two new shows that I really like that didn't get ax'd by the third episode. ( there were at least 8 new shows I liked a lot that got cancelled. I was thinking I was a jinx-ha ha!)
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I keep wondering why on earth the Harmons haven't just packed it all in already. Yes, they will be left in major debt, bt that house should be enough of a motivation point to just GO. I caught up with all eps recently & have come to a conclusion: don't try eat anything while watching. My cat got one helleva fright when a Cheerio landed on his head. I love the creepiness & Constance is awesome. I'm a bit skeptical about a season 2. How far can they take this without me wanting to strangle them for being utterly stupid? I don't know.
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I wonder if any of the cast celebrated the show getting a season two pickup...most of them might not be around for season two...
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How about: The Harmon's FINALLY cut their losses and decide to leave L.A.. Then when leaving the city they get momentarily detained on the freeway and decide to hang around there for the rest of the season.
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LOL! This is funny, I totally agree!
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Everybody probably already asked themselves that question, but let's go for it: HOW EXACTLY ARE THEY GOING TO MAKE A SECOND SEASON OUT OF THIS? I mean, c'mon! How will they keep the Harmons in that house without making them completely stupid, therefore worthy of dying from horrible deaths? I love the show, but, seriously, by season 3 at the most, there's no way it's not going the way of Twin Peaks...
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I am delighted with the news. It is a very unique and exciting show, my 2nd fav of the new shows after Homeland!
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Dylan McDermott or Dermot Mulroney? Now it no longer matters ... http://placeitonluckydan.com/2011/02/dylan-mcdermott-dermot-mulroney-agree-to-be-same-person/

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Great Show * * * * *
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Happy Halloween! A 2nd season! Yeay! I do wonder what it will about. But I am confident. After 4 episodes I rewatched the confusing pilot and guess what? That first introduction to the world of American Horror Story makes perfect sense.
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I like the show but I don't see how the Harmons can possibly stay in the house throughout another season. Season two would have to be about another family, or kill off the Harmons and make them ghosts or something. :)
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that would be cool as hell
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Maybe her pregnancy is connected to the house and make her want to stay... but who knows
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Cool news. I dig the show.
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The style of the show is fantastic, the quick half-second clips of disturbing images in the middle of scenes really set the mood. And the opening credits make me feel UNCOMFORTABLE, which is how the show overall makes me feel, but in a good way. There are enough characters that if the writers do it well there should be enough stories to fill the second season order. I'm loving it, nothing else like it on tv!
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This is a spectacular series, I look forward to watching more!
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Yes a great show. very scary to, kind like a thriller.

a second season, I do not know but we'll see dont we
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I absolutely adore this show... but I think that 2nd season would have to be a new house a new story and a new family. I'm already tired of Ben's whining, but I still love Constance... maybe they should keep her!
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I don't see the current cast being the main characters next season, that would just seem weird to me, considering how much has happened over just four episodes.
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One wonders if Season 2 will be a continuation, or start up with a totally different "American horror story." Or at least a different family. It's hard to imagine the Harmons having much of a future. Ben and Violet are both complicit in murders and assaults. How many weeks will Larry hang around and beg for money to buy profile shots? I'm already ready to see the slate wiped clean with some of them: the thought of 9 more episodes of Dylan sobbing, cursing, and being an accessory to murder is enough to make me cringe. Do we need another season of him?
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I cannot get into this show. I've tried a couple of times but it's just Too Freaking Weird.
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The house's got a century of stories to be told. And the characters are all conveniently borderline PSYCHOTIC and/or ghosts and/or doomed. Just hope murphy/falchuk won't mess up again.
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