FX Renews 'American Horror Story' for Third Season

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FX has signed up for a third round of American Horror Story.

The anthology series from Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk has been renewed for a third season, the network announced Thursday, with series star Jessica Lange returning for a third installment.

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Featuring a new story, location and cast of characters -- with several actors returning in different roles -- the second season, dubbed Asylum, returned to a record 3.85 million viewers and topping its series premiere by 22 percent year-over-year.

When factoring in Live+7 numbers, AHS: Asylum ranks as the No. 1 program in FX history among women 19-49 and a tie at the top among adults 18-34. The season two premiere collected 5.5 million total viewers with 4.07 million among adults 18-49, up 19 percent and 29 percent, respectively.

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Asylum, which takes place at an East Coast institution for the criminally insane, stars Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Chloe Sevigny, James Cromwell and Joseph Fiennes.

The freshman season -- submitted as a miniseries -- tied for the most Emmy nominations with 17 and was 2011's most time-shifted program, according to Nielsen.

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