The scares will continue on FX. The network’s newest drama, American Horror Story, has been renewed for a second season. The show’s premiere was the highest-rated start to any series on the network and the show is consistently getting more than 2.5 million viewers each week.
The renewal comes after a series of dramatic failures from FX, including the boxing drama Lights Out and the tragically underappreciated private detective dramedy Terriers. It also solidifies the network’s drama line-up as FX has already renewed Justified for season 3 and Sons of Anarchy for season 5.
I have two hopes for American Horror Story‘s future. First, I hope that this renewal doesn’t mean the writers will postpone explaining what the heck is actually going on, since everything that goes on is already confusing enough. I’ve watched every episode and I’m still confused about who’s a ghost and what’s going on.
Second, I hope a second season of American Horror Story won’t distract co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk from Glee. When producers find a new project, it often comes at the expense of their previous one (see J.J. Abrams leaving Alias after the start of season 4). Luckily Glee staffed up with new writers, it still has Ian Brennan and, with graduation coming at the end of season 3, it feels like a perfect time to possibly reinvent the series with a fresh perspective.
American Horror Story airs Wednesdays at 10pm on FX.
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