FX Networks has renewed American Horror Story for the seventh installment of the hit limited series from co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions. The Emmy, Golden Globe and AFI Award winning series will return to FX next year for the seventh installment. Here's what FX Networks CEO John Landgraf had to say in his statement about American Horror Story Season 7.
"Ryan, Brad and their team of remarkable writers have done an amazing job of keeping American Horror Story endlessly inventive, shocking and entertaining and we are honored to move ahead with them on the seventh installment. The sustained success through six installments only proves how intensely the series resonates with fans. AHS confronts our deepest fears with unmatched suspense and style. Each new installment is a cultural event, hotly anticipated for its theme, imagery, cast and twists. We thank the creators and their team, the cast and everyone who has continued to make AHS such an extraordinary series."
The American Horror Story franchise has won 15 Emmy Awards and dominates FX's top telecasts of all time. In P18-34, for example, 12 of the Top 15 most-watched FX telecasts in history are AHS telecasts. The premiere telecast of the sixth installment, AHS: Roanoke, is the third most-watched telecast in FX Networks history (out of over 160,000+ telecasts) in Adults 18-34 (behind only the premieres of AHS: Freak Show and AHS: Hotel); #5 in Adults 18-49; and #6 in Total Viewers. No cast members for American Horror Story Season 7 have been confirmed.
To date, the premiere of AHS: Roanoke has delivered a combined linear and non-linear audience of 13.01 million Total Viewers. On a Live+3 basis through its first three episodes, AHS: Roanoke is up +29% over the season average of the previous installment, AHS: Hotel, in Adults 18-49 (4.78 million vs. 3.70 million) and up +25% among Total Viewers (6.89 million vs. 5.52 million). American Horror Story: Roanoke returns with an all-new episode Wednesday night at 10 PM e/p on FX: "Chapter 4" - Written by John J. Gray; directed by Marita Grabiak. The fifth installment, AHS: Hotel, won two Emmy(R) Awards in 2016: Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic) and Outstanding Costumes For A Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie. American Horror Story Season 7 will likely debut next fall on FX.
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks, a business unit of 21ST Century Fox. FX Networks is comprised of FX, FXM and FXX. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in 92 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including The Americans, The Strain and the upcoming Taboo and Legion; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story and the upcoming Trust and Feud; acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Archer, Baskets, Better Things and Atlanta. In 2016, FX received a basic cable record 56 Emmy(R) Award nominations and a basic cable record 18 wins, including 9 for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy and Justified. The network's library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX's roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother and Mike & Molly.