FX Orders Ryan Murphy's Series–With Britton and Lange!–To Series

Ryan Murphy (Getty Images)

Ryan Murphy (Getty Images)

FX, a network whose luck has lately been a bit mixed, has ordered 13 episodes for its next drama series, entitled American Horror Story. The series, by Glee producers Ryan Murphy (who previously worked with FX on the series Nip/Tuck) and Brad Falchuk, is about a family running from their past by moving to Los Angeles.

A lot’s changed since the Nip/Tuck days, and not merely for the ascendant Mr. Murphy: FX recently misfired with the series Terriers and Lights Out, both of which were canceled after one season, and is losing long-running drama series Rescue Me after this season. The network, which remains home to hit Sons of Anarchy and critically acclaimed Justified, can still sway actors, though; the series is to star Dylan McDermott, recent Emmy nominee Connie Britton of Friday Night Lights, and Jessica Lange, the latest Oscar-winner of a certain age to switch screens.

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