FX Renews 'American Horror Story' for Third Season
Emmys 2013 By the Numbers: Nominations by Series and Network
FX has signed up for a third round of American Horror Story.
The anthology series from Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk has been renewed for a third season, the network announced Thursday, with series star Jessica Lange returning for a third installment.
Featuring a new story, location and cast of characters -- with several actors returning in different roles -- the second season, dubbed Asylum, returned to a record 3.85 million viewers and topping its series premiere by 22 percent year-over-year.
When factoring in Live+7 numbers, AHS: Asylum ranks as the No. 1 program in FX history among women 19-49 and a tie at the top among adults 18-34. The season two premiere collected 5.5 million total viewers with 4.07 million among adults 18-49, up 19 percent and 29 percent, respectively.
Asylum, which takes place at an East Coast institution for the criminally insane, stars Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Chloe Sevigny, James Cromwell and Joseph Fiennes.
The freshman season -- submitted as a miniseries -- tied for the most Emmy nominations with 17 and was 2011's most time-shifted program, according to Nielsen.