Ryan Murphy’s ‘American Horror Story’ gets series order from FX

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FX announced Monday that it had picked up Ryan Murphy’s ‘American Horror Story’ for a a 13-episode order. Perhaps Chris Colfer, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith could have an afterlife on the new drama?

Co-created by former “Nip/Tuck” executive producers and current “Glee” overlords Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the series begins production in Los Angeles this month and will premiere on FX in October.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Ryan and Brad back to their original home,” John Landgraf, the network’s president and general ganager, said in a statement. “They have shown an uncanny ability to bring original series to the air unlike any that have come before, and to reconcile ‘wildly entertaining’ with the ‘creatively ambitious.’ ‘

The series, about a family that moves across the country to deal with past issues, features a cast that includes Dylan McDermott (“The Practice”), Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”) and Jessica Lange. The show follows a husband and wife (McDermott and Britton) trying to rebuild their family after a few setbacks -- a miscarriage and an affair -- and a change of scenery. Only problem: Their new house is haunted.


“Brad and I are excited to be back at FX where we enjoyed such a terrific relationship working with John Landgraf and his team through 100 episodes of ‘Nip/Tuck’,” Murphy said in a statement. “Our cast is extraordinary and we can’t wait to get started on production.”


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