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FX renews ‘American Horror Story’ for a sixth installment

They’ve done ghosts and zombies and vampires and ghosts and freaks and witches and also ghosts, but co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk will have to come up with a brand-new spooky concept as FX renews “American Horror Story” for a sixth season.

The first four seasons of the popular anthology series, which is currently airing its fifth installment, “American Horror Story: Hotel,” garnered 71 Emmy Award nominations and 13 wins. The sixth installment has yet to be named but will air on FX in 2016.

“With the sixth installment coming next year, American Horror Story has unquestionably joined the ranks of television’s landmark series,” said CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions John Landgraf.

“From Murder House to Hotel, AHS has pioneered a new television form as well as becoming FX’s highest-rated show — while also pushing every conceivable boundary of creative excellence and audacity.”

According to FX, the current season of “AHS: Hotel” is trending ahead of previous seasons of the show when considering the Live+3 numbers, which encompasses viewing done within three days of the original telecast. As for traditional Nielsen ratings, the Nov. 4 episode of “AHS: Hotel” garnered 2.87 million U.S. viewers.

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The “American Horror Story: Hotel” cast features Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer, Chloë Sevigny, Denis O’Hare, Cheyenne Jackson, Evan Peters and Finn Wittrock.

No casting news has been released for the upcoming season, but here’s hoping Murphy and Falchuk consider “American Horror Story: Haunted Hayride” for a Season 6 concept.

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