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OTRC: 'American Horror Story' gets renewed for season 2

The cast of 'American Horror Story' appears in a promotional photo for the series in 2011. (FX)

It's a Halloween treat for fans of the FX horror television series "American Horror Story" as the network announced on Monday, October 31, that the series has been renewed for a second season.

"American Horror Story" was created by "Glee" executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The show follows Ben (Dylan McDermott) Vivien (Connie Britton) and their daughter Violet (Taissa Farmiga) who move from Boston to Los Angeles into a haunted house filled with secrets and ghostly creatures. The series also stars Oscar-winner Jessica Lange as a neighbor.

The series premiered on October 5 to strong ratings and has been picked up for an addition 13 episodes for the second season.

"It's one thing to have the ambition and guts to reinvent a genre in a way that makes it captivatingly fresh for a broad audience -- it's something else entirely to have the craft to back that ambition up," said announced John Landgraf, President and General Manager, FX Networks said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet. "Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have hit the trifecta with 'Nip/Tuck,' 'Glee' and now 'American Horror Story,' which will be scaring FX's viewers to death for many years to come."

Zachary Quinto recently guest starred on the series as Chad, the former gay owner of the haunted house who befriends Vivien.

The season finale for "American Horror Story" is set to air on December 21. The show debuts its fifth episode on Wednesday, November 2, at 10 p.m. on FX.

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