TCA17: FX Scares Up Two More Seasons of ‘American Horror Story’

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FX will extend its anthology series American Horror Story for two additional seasons beyond its already scheduled seventh installment, the network announced during its Television Critics Association press tour presentation Thursday.

The network will add seasons eight and nine to the Ryan Murphy-produced American Horror Story franchise, which is slated to return for its  previously announced seventh campaign later this year, according to John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions.

The series has won 15 Emmy Awards during its first six season and currently represents 12 of FX’s top 15 most watched telecasts ever, according to the network.

American Horror Story launched the modern limited series revolution and – as evidenced by the most recent installment ‘Roanoke’ - it remains as vital today as when Murder House stunned audiences six years ago,” said John Landgraf. “Each new chapter is a cultural event, beloved for every new twist in imagery, style, cast and plot. We are thrilled that Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and the entire creative team will continue to deliver the groundbreaking, celebrated American Horror Story for years to come.”

FX also announced premiere dates for several of its new and returning series, including the debut of freshman drama series FEUD: Bette and Joan (March 5), the fifth season return of The Americans (March 7) and the premiere of animated series Archer on FXX (April 5).

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