FX Renews ‘American Horror Story’ for 4th Season

by | November 6, 2013 at 2:11 PM | American Horror Story: Coven, TV News

"Horror" show: (l-r) Kathy Bates, Jamie Brewer and Gabourey Sidibe in a recent episode of "American Horror Story: Coven" (Photo: FX)

By Tim Kenneally

Producer Ryan Murphy’s creepy anthology series “American Horror Story” has been granted a fourth run.

FX made the announcement Wednesday, saying that the 13-episode fourth season will debut next year.

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John Landgraf, FX Networks CEO, called series co-creator Murphy “a master television producer” in announcing the renewal.

“Put simply, Ryan Murphy is a master television producer,” Landgraf said. “Time and time again he reinvents the form.”

As is typical of the series, FX was mum on details about the untitled fourth season. At a gathering with reporters earlier this year, Murphy said that he may reveal the concept for the next season in the finale of the current season.

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The current third season of “American Horror Story,” which set a series record with its premiere episode, has been the best-rated installment of the series so far. With an average 7.74 million total viewers, “American Horror Story: Coven” is up 77 percent over the first season, “American Horror Story: Murder House,” and the second season, “American Horror Story: Asylum,” by 83 percent.

The series has also been a creative success, racking up 34 Emmy nominations throughout its run so far.

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