FX’s “American Horror Story” got a nice treat in its Halloween bag — a second season order of 13 episodes for 2012 from the cabler, reports Variety.
Created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, who exec produce with Dante Di Loreto for Twentieth Century Fox TV, “American Horror Story” has averaged 4.2 million viewers in Live+7 (2.9 million among adults 18-49), putting it on track (with nine episodes remaining this season) to be the most-watched first season of an FX show ever.
Current first-season record-holders for FX are “Nip/Tuck” among adults 18-49 (2.1 million) and 18-32 (1.0 million) and “Justified” in overall viewers (3.4 million).
Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters and Denis O’Hare star in “Horror Story” along with recurring guests Frances Conroy, Alexandra Breckenridge and Jamie Brewer. The show follows a family of three who move from Boston to Los Angeles as a means of reconciling their past anguish. They move to a restored mansion, unaware that the home is haunted.
Now if only DirecTV can make a deal with FX (Fox) so we don’t lose the channel.