FX will deliver a fourth season of its horror-themed anthology series American Horror Story, the network announced Wednesday.
The network has ordered 13 new episodes of the Emmy-winning miniseries franchise, which will return in 2014, said network officials. The third season of the franchise, American Horror Story: Coven, is on pace to be its most-watched for the franchise. Season-to date, Coven is averaging 7.74 million total viewers (including repeats), 5.46 million adults 18 to 49 and 3.14 million adults 18 to 34. Those numbers surpass last season’s AHS: Asylum by 83% in total viewers and 71% in adults 18-49, according to network officials.
“Put simply, Ryan Murphy is a master television producer,” said FX Networks CEO John Landgraf in a statement. “Time and time again he reinvents the form. Every year, they create a riveting and brilliant new miniseries. AHS: Coven is the best yet, and I have no doubt that the next installment will be even better.”