How Ryan Murphy Is Expanding His American Horror/Crime Story Empire on FX

Ryan Murphy's presence at FX remains strong thanks to the order of two new shows and a renewal for American Horror Stories. Here's everything we know...

By Alyssa Ray Aug 13, 2021 6:26 PMTags
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Ryan Murphy has more stories to scare, uh, we mean share.

On Friday, Aug. 13, FX announced that the critically acclaimed TV producer and his producing partner Brad Falchuk will be expanding their empire at the network with two new anthology shows, American Love Story and American Sports Story. And, much like its predecessor American Crime Story, the spinoffs will dive into prominent, real-life moments that shaped the cultural landscape.

For starters, season one of American Love Story is said to depict John F. Kennedy Jr.'s headline-making courtship with Carolyn Bessette. "What started out as a beautiful union for the young couple, widely regarded as American royalty, began to fray under the stress of the relentless microscope and navel gaze of tabloid media," FX's logline explains. "The pressures of their careers and rumored family discord ended with their tragic deaths when his private plane crashed into the ocean on a hazy summer night off the coast of Massachusetts."

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As for season one of American Sports Story? The recently announced spinoff will tackle the fall of convicted murderer and NFL player Aaron Hernandez. And, according to TV Line, it is based on the podcast Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.

Of course, none of this would be possible without Murphy and Falchuk's first Story series, American Horror Story, which is set to premiere its 10th season on Aug. 25. There's certainly no fear that AHS' legacy might not live on as FX also renewed the horror anthology's spinoff, American Horror Stories, for a second season.

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"When Ryan Murphy came to us with these two spinoffs and the stories for American Sports Story and American Love Story, we immediately jumped at the opportunity," FX chairman John Landgraf said in a statement. "What began with American Horror Story has spawned some of the best and most indelible programs of our generation, most notably American Crime Story which created a beautiful partnership between Ryan, Brad, Nina [Jacobson] and Brad [Simpson]."

American Crime Story also returns this fall, Sept. 7 to be exact, with season three unpacking the extramarital relationship between former President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky. It's said a fourth season is already in development, called Studio 54: American Crime Story.

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While we wait for more news about these new shows, get a status update on all your favorites by scrolling through the images below!

Renewed: Grey's Anatomy (ABC)

Grey's Anatomy has been renewed for a 19th season at ABC.

Canceled: I Know What You Did Last Summer (Prime Video)

According to reports, Prime Video has canceled I Know What You Did Last Summer after one season.

Renewed: We're Here (HBO)

We're Here will return for a third season on HBO.

Renewed: Yellowjackets (Showtime)

We've got some buzz-worthy news for you! Showtime has renewed Yellowjackets for a second season.

Renewed: American Dad (TBS)

On Dec. 16, TBS announced that American Dad will return for not one, but two more seasons. The comedy series was picked up for seasons 18 and 19 ahead of the Jan. 24 premiere of season 17 on TBS.

Renewed: CSI: Las Vegas (CBS)

The Las Vegas crime lab will stay open for business, as CBS has renewed CSI: Las Vegas for a second season.

Renewed: Why Women Kill (Paramount+)

Why Women Kill will return for a third season on Paramount+. The streamer confirmed the news on Dec. 15.

Ending: Servant (Apple TV+)

On Dec. 14, M. Night Shyamalan confirmed that Servant will end following its fourth season.

Canceled: Diary of a Future President (Disney+)

In December, Diary of a Future President was canceled by Disney+ after two seasons.

Canceled: Cowboy Bebop (Netflix)

Netflix announced on Dec. 9 that the bounty hunters will unfortunately not be returning for season two.

Renewed: Power Book II: Ghost (Starz)

Starz announced on Dec. 7 that James "Ghost" St. Patrick will continue his legacy in season three of Power Book II: Ghost.

Renewed: The Sex Lives of College Girls (HBO Max)

On Dec. 7, HBO Max announced that Kimberly Finkle (Pauline Chalamet) and her roommate girl gang will attend Essex College for another semester filled with coffee shop shifts and naked shenanigans in season two of The Sex Lives of College Girls.

Renewed: Outer Banks (Netflix)

Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline and the rest of the cast of Outer Banks are heading back to paradise as Netflix announced the hit-drama would be renewed for a third season on Dec. 7

Canceled: A.P. Bio (Peacock)

Class will no longer be in session for A.P. Bio. After the comedy was canceled at NBC after two seasons, A.P. Bio found a new home on Peacock. However, on Dec. 6, creator Mike O'Brien announced that the NBCUniversal streaming service did not renew the show for a fifth season.

Canceled: Kevin Can F**k Himself (AMC)

In November, it was announced that Kevin Can F**k Himself will end after its second season.

Renewed: Men in Kilts (Starz)

Season two of the travel show will follow Outlander's Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish as they explore New Zealand.

Ending: PEN15 (Hulu)

The hilarious Hulu comedy will come to end after season two resumes on Friday, Dec. 3.

Renewed: Chucky (Syfy and USA Network)

Chucky will continue to be the stuff of nightmares, as Syfy and USA Network renewed the hit horror show for a second season.

Renewed: We Are Lady Parts (Peacock)

We Are Lady Parts will continue to rock on thanks to a second season. Peacock confirmed the renewal news on Monday, Nov. 22.

Ending: Queen Sugar (OWN)

Queen Sugar's seventh season will be its last on OWN.

Renewed: The D'Amelio Show (Hulu)

The D'Amelio Show will return for a second season, Hulu announced in November 2021.

Renewed: Selena + Chef (HBO Max)

Selena Gomez will continue cooking up a storm as her HBO Max series, Selena + Chef, has been renewed for a fourth season.

Ending: Search Party (HBO Max)

In November 2021, it was revealed that Search Party will come to an end after its fifth season.

Renewed: Fantasy Island (Fox)

Viewers will be able to check back into Fantasy Island when the drama's second season premieres in 2022.

Ending: Hanna (Prime Video)

The upcoming third season of Hanna will be the show's last.

Renewed: Heels (Starz)

The wrestling drama starring Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig will return for a second season at Starz.

Renewed: Succession (HBO)

The Roy family drama will continue, as Succession has been renewed for a fourth season.

Renewed: You (Netflix)

Netflix has renewed You for a fourth season, the streaming service confirmed on Oct. 13.

Renewed: The Other Two (HBO Max)

The Other Two will return for a third season on HBO Max.

Ending: Derry Girls (Netflix)

Derry Girls will come to an end after three seasons, creator Lisa McGee confirmed in September 2021.

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