Dylan McDermott, American Horror Story

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No trick here. Only treats for American Horror Story fans today.

FX announced today they it has ordered a second season of the Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck thriller. This renewal news shouldn't come as any scary shock to anyone, seeing as it is well on its way to become the highest-rated first season of any series in the network's history…

"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," says John Landgraf, president and general manager of FX Networks. "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."

AHS has been dominating in the ratings in its Wednesday night 10 p.m. time slot, averaging 4.2 million total viewers. Last week's Halloween episode ("Part One") was the highest-rated of the season, and the pilot of AHS gave FX its highest-rated season premiere ever.

Have you been missing all the horrifying fun? Never fear, FX is hosting an AHS marathon, airing the first four episodes back to back tonight starting at 10 p.m. Wednesday night is an all-new episode ("Halloween, Part 2"), and we'll find out just what the Harmons are going to do about all those haunted visitors to their home.

Happy about the renewal news? Or does AHS getting another season scare the pants off you? Head down below and let yourself be heard in the comments!

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