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Sarah Paulson, seen here as Sally in "American Horror Story: Hotel," is part of the series; company of actors. (Prashant Gupta/FX)

FX renews ‘American Horror Story’ for 7th season

American Horror Story will return for a seventh season, FX Networks announced Tuesday. FX currently is airing the limited series’ sixth installment titled “Roanoke.”

Season 7 of the series, from co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, will air in 2017.

“Ryan, Brad and their team of remarkable writers have done an amazing job of keeping American Horror Story endlessly inventive, shocking and entertaining and we are honored to move ahead with them on the seventh installment,” FX CEO John Landgraf said in a release. “The sustained success through six installments only proves how intensely the series resonates with fans.

“AHS confronts our deepest fears with unmatched suspense and style. Each new installment is a cultural event, hotly anticipated for its theme, imagery, cast and twists. We thank the creators and their team, the cast and everyone who has continued to make AHS such an extraordinary series.”

The “American Horror Story” franchise has won 15 Emmy Awards and dominates FX’s top telecasts of all time. In P18-34, for example, 12 of the Top 15 most-watched FX telecasts in history are AHS telecasts.

The Season 6 premiere became the third most-watched telecast in FX Networks history in adults 18-34. It comes in behind only the premieres of “AHS: Freak Show” and “AHS: Hotel.” It is No. 5 in adults 18-49 and No. 6 in total viewers.

To date, the premiere of “AHS: Roanoke” has delivered a combined linear and non-linear audience of 13.01 million total viewers. On a Live+3 basis through its first three episodes, “AHS: Roanoke” is up +29% over the season average of “AHS: Hotel” in adults 18-49 (4.78 million vs. 3.70 million). It is up +25% among total viewers (6.89 million vs. 5.52 million).

New episodes of “American Horror Story: Roanoke” air at 10/9c Wednesdays on FX.

“AHS: Hotel” won two Emmy Awards in 2016: Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic) and Outstanding Costumes For A Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie.

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