American Horror Story Just Got Renewed Through Season Nine

We've known for a while that American Horror Story would return for a seventh season. Today came the news that Ryan Murphy's anthology horror show has received two more seasons on top of that.

The show has been a consistent ratings hit since its 2011 debut, reports Entertainment Weekly; the fact that season six's reality-TV phantasmagoria Roanoke emerged the top "limited series" program among viewers ages 18-49 no doubt encouraged FX to make the generous re-up.

So now it's time to speculate on what the themes will be. One has to be the much-discussed crossover, but that still leaves two seasons wide open for whatever Murphy can dream up. We had mixed feelings about Roanoke, but as long as Sarah Paulson signs on for the duration, we'll be there.

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