‘American Horror Story’ Renewed for Season 3

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FX is ordering a fresh dose of television terror by renewing its hit suspense drama American Horror Story for a third installment. In a statement released earlier this evening, the network announced that AHS season 3 will return in fall 2013 with 13 all new episodes.

News of the season 3 pick-up comes just a day after last night’s episode ‘I Am Anne Frank (Part 2)’ dominated the other broadcast networks at the 10 pm timeslot among 18-34 year old demo.

Adding to the exciting season 3 news is that Emmy Award-winning actress Jessica Lange will return in a yet to be revealed new role. Lange currently headlines American Horror Story season 2 ‘Asylum’ as the sadistic Sister Jude, the head nun at the Briarcliff Mental Institution who doles out her own twisted style of pious discipline on the asylum’s residents. Lange won both a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy for playing the neighbor from hell Constance Langdon in AHS season 1.

As for the other current and former cast members - American Horror Story executive producers and co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk claim that many of them will also return in different roles. Actor Zachary Quinto (who currently plays Dr. Thredson on AHS: Asylum) said that while he hasn’t received the word about returning for season 3 just yet, he loves his job and the people he works with and always wants that to be the case. He went on to say, “I know [Ryan Murpy] has plans [for season 3] and if they involve me I’m sure I’ll have a call at some point.”

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While remaining true to his typical tight-lipped nature, Murphy did take the time to thank the FX network and the fans that keep coming back for more horror. Murphy said this in a statement:

“The ‘American Horror Story’ anthology is a labor of love for all of us and we could not be prouder of the work our brilliant company of actors and everyone on the production team is doing this year. To John and our friends at FX and Dana Walden and Gary Newman at 20th, we thank you for your vote of confidence – and to our loyal audience, keep watching!”

John Landgraf, President and General Manager of FX Network, added to Murphy’s sentiment by heaping praise on the creators and writers that keep the American Horror Story saga high in the ratings. He also said:

“With ‘American Horror Story: Asylum,’ Ryan and Brad have raised the bar in every way from Murder House, the first American Horror Story miniseries. And their original idea – the notion of doing an anthological series of miniseries with a repertory cast – has proven groundbreaking, wildly successful and will prove to be trendsetting. We can’t wait to see what deviously brilliant ideas they come up with for their third miniseries. “

The currently untitled 13-episode season 3 is expected to begin production during the summer of 2013.

American Horror Story: Asylum airs Wednesdays @10pm on FX.

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  1. Pretty awesome that they decided to renew it! My favorite show on television at the moment!

    • Agreed!!!

  2. It’s a low-rated show hemorrhaging viewers (it went from 3.8 to 2.6 million viewers in four weeks!) so of course let’s make more!!!!

    So ridiculous!

    • show is pounding its competition. it’s innovative and provocative. but it’s not for everybody. just hoping season three is as creative with the same actors who i think have developed a real chemistry. ahs is better than anything else on tv.

      • How is it “pounding its competition”? With its teeny ratings? Wait!! It’s with its big pretend success…

        Great for you a show you like is renewed, but let’s not pretend it’s a hit.

        Fewer quality shows get produced when low-rated shows keep being renewed (look what’s happening at FOX and NBC to see the sad consequences of renewing ratings failures).

    • hahah…aside from Jessica Lange’s superb acting, I too see nothing special about the show. If it werent for her, Id quit that caca show altogether.

        • The point is it has low ratings because most people who tried it didn’t like it…

          How is that “crazy”?

    • Yes because people never get busy with the holidays coming and catch up on shows after they’re over right?

    • Don’t watch it if you don’t like it, and don’t go on a blog about it.. You must like it or how do you know the ratings. Just enjoy it, its a great show..

  3. I never watched last season, but I recorded it this season while on the road. I watched the first show and it was pretty creepy. It appears to be a good spook show for thouse who like that type thing, but just too dark for my tastes. I mean I like Dexter and the Walking Dead, but yet this was just a bit too high on the creep factor

  4. How many more episodes are left in this current series?

  5. LOVE THIS SHOW. I just hope Lily Rabe is in season 3 as well. I’m so in love with her Sister Mary Eunice.

  6. Is even Peters going to be in the 3rd one

    • I really hope so!


    • Yes!

  8. I hope Evan Peters is in season 3! Dx

  9. So glad to hear its renewed. I feel it’s amazing performances every week. Thank you to the brilliance of everyone involved.

  10. When I first found ot they were changing the storyline for Season 2 & apparently will do so in every future seasons I thought that might be downfall of this awesome show. Boy was I wrong! I really like the characters that were on both seasons. So I cant wait to see what the writers have in store for next season of AHS! I wish they had ordered mkre than 10 episodes. Make at least 15-20 episodes & keep brinnging alot original characters back!

  11. Ugh. Evan Peters is OVERRATED. I don’t see the appeal honestly. He’s an ugly, below-par actor. I think people like him because they think they’re SUPPOSED to like him for some reason. Mob mentality.

  12. Säsong 2 är ju rena crapet om man jämför med ettan

  13. I am so thrilled that AHS will return…can’t wait!

  14. Awesomely written show. Very creepy. The finale for season 2 really impressed my husband and I (I was not sure how they would tie it all together in one hour, the jump to future and telling the story as an interview was very very clever) along with all those compliments, I just have to say that Jessica Lange is by far THE BEST, strongest actress. I could watch her all day. I have become a huge fan of hers thru this show and honestly admire her talent. She is a beautiful older woman, I can only hope I look half as good as her in twenty years.

  15. I am THRILLED this show will be coming back for a 3rd season. I hope they make many more after that. This is one of my most favorite series on tv. There has never been anything like it. Love it!!! Love Jessica Lang She is so beautiful and i have loved many of her movies in the past. Also love Evan Peters. He is a great up and coming actor. He plays creepy really well.

  16. My brother-in-law told me I needed to watch and let me just say I am glad I did. I am hooked and ready for Season 3.

  17. I watched season 2, which was totally Brill. Watched Season 1 just recently, and suffice to say, I loved it just as much as the 2nd. I love the way the stories have depth to them. I’d heard and seen Jessica Lange, I didn’t appreciate how great an actress she was, until I had seen American Horror Story, she totally made the characters her own, and made them so believable. I love the fact that the same Actors are used from Season to season.

    As a true Horror Fan, this was not too dark for me, but just right. I loved the twists, turns and shocks. It takes alot to scare me, this done the trick, JUST RIGHT!!

  18. I LOVE this show! It is unlike anything that is currently on TV and I think that is part of the reason I love it so much. I am though, quite upset that since we have switch cable providers that I don’t have this channel as well as a few others and its not in HD either. I guess I’ll be watching online though.

  19. Both my daughter and I watched American Horror story 1 and 2. We are both looking forward to watching the third series. We hope it will be as good as the first two…. Autumn can’t come quick enough now…..

  20. Season one was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seasson 2 was very stupid I actually only watched one episode of it just because it was so ridiculous I really hope they go back to the house situation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m excited for season 3

  21. I liked season one, it was intresting. I couldn’t wait to see what happened on the next episode every time i watched it. Now the second season was different, I had to watch a few episodes before i could get into it. But i am excited for the third season to come out to see what intresting story story line they come up with .:)

  22. Woo Hoo. Soooo glad it is returning. I loved season 2. Didn’t see season 1, bummer. Now season three is upon us. love it!!

  23. Love this series!!!! Want to keep following my dark guilty pleasure! Genious at best!

  24. American Horror Story: Why! Why in the hell would they screw this whole show up by casting PRECIOUS in it!
    It’s almost like Biggie Smalls is playing this role and it sucks! What a horribal actress. So unfortunate to bomb the show like this.