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'American Horror Story' Renewed For Season 4 By FX

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY RENEWED
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"American Horror Story" has been renewed for Season 4. FX has announced a new 13 episode season is set to debut in 2014.

“Put simply, Ryan Murphy is a master television producer,” FX's John Landgraf said in a statement. “Time and time again he reinvents the form. What he, co-creator Brad Falchuk and their producers Dante Di Loreto, Tim Minear, Jennifer Salt, James Wong, Brad Buecker, Jessica Sharzer, Douglas Petrie, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Alexis Martin Woodall and the entire production team and cast responsible for the 'American Horror Story' franchise have done is nothing short of extraordinary. Every year, they create a riveting and brilliant new miniseries. 'AHS: Coven' is the best yet, and I have no doubt that the next installment will be even better."

"American Horror Story: Coven" has been the biggest "AHS" hit for FX. "Coven" has been averaging more than 7.7 million viewers, outperforming the first two seasons.

Nine episodes of "AHS: Coven" remain with the finale scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Jessica Lange has starred in all three seasons of "American Horror Story" and will appear in the fourth. The Oscar winner told The Huffington Post Season 4 of "American Horror Story" will likely be her last.

"I'm going to do the next season of this and hopefully a play and then maybe one or two movies and then I think -- I feel like maybe then it's time to start something brand new in life," she said. Lange has been vocal in her desire to leave acting behind.

"American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy told THR that Lange always hedges on returning for a new season.

"Every year, she says, 'OK, that's my last one.' But she's already committed to the fourth series. I can see 'American Horror Story' going 10 years, 12 years, 15 years. I think it's limitless because it re-energizes every year, and I would love for Jessica Lange to be part of it every year," he said.

As for the plot of "American Horror Story" Season 4, it's yet to revealed, but Murphy told THR that Lange "has always wanted to play a Marlene Dietrich figure, and now she gets to."

"American Horror Story: Coven" airs Wednesdays, 10 p.m. EST on FX.

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