American Horror Story has been renewed for a 13-episode second season.
"It's one thing to have the ambition and guts to reinvent a genre in a way that makes it captivatingly fresh for a broad audience—it's something else entirely to have the craft to back that ambition up, network President John Landgraf said Monday in announcing the renewal. "Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have hit the trifecta with Nip/Tuck, Glee and now American Horror Story, which will be scaring FX's viewers to death for many years to come."
American Horror Story stars Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton as a couple who moves to a new — and creepy — house in Los Angeles with their teenage daughter Violet (Taissa Farmiga). The series has been averaging 4.2 million total viewers and is on track to become the highest-rated first season of any FX series.
A Halloween marathon of American Horror Story will air Monday beginning at 10/9c and new episodes air Wednesday at 10/9c.