`American Horror Story' Scares Up Second Season Pickup


Fx's freshman drama series American Horror Story will more opportunities to frighten viewers as the network Monday ordered a 13-episode, second-season run for the series.

The Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk-produced series, about a family who moves into a mysterious house, has performed well thus far in its inaugural season, averaging 4.2 million viewers on a Live +7 basis through its first four weeks on the air, said network officials.

The Oct. 5 series premiere episode ranked as the most watched series premiere  for the network among its target demos of Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

"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," said John Landgraf, president and general manager for FX in a statement. "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."