List of American Horror Story episodes

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American Horror Story is an American anthology television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk for the FX Network.

The first season, which premiered on October 5, 2011 and concluded on December 21, 2011, revolves around the Harmons: a loving but troubled family who move into a famous "murder house" in Los Angeles, where their lives are turned upside down by the spirits of many deceased former occupants of the house. The first season was later renamed American Horror Story: Murder House. The second season, American Horror Story: Asylum which premiered on October 17, 2012, takes place in 1964 at the Briarcliff Mental Institution and tells the horrific stories of the many patients, doctors and nuns who occupy the asylum. The third season, American Horror Story: Coven which premiered on October 9, 2013,[1] takes place in both modern day and the 1830s and is mainly about the battle of witchcraft versus voodoo, but also has themes of incest, minorities, slavery, and mother/daughter strife. Although the stories and settings are different, many actors (Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, and Frances Conroy being the actors who have appeared in all seasons thus far) appear as different characters in each season.

As of January 29, 2014, 38 episodes of American Horror Story have aired, concluding the third season.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD and Blu-ray release dates
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 12 October 5, 2011 (2011-10-05) December 21, 2011 (2011-12-21) September 25, 2012 (2012-09-25)[2] October 15, 2012 (2012-10-15)[3] October 24, 2012 (2012-10-24)[4]
2 13 October 17, 2012 (2012-10-17) January 23, 2013 (2013-01-23) October 8, 2013 (2013-10-08)[5] October 21, 2013 (2013-10-21)[6] October 16, 2013 (2013-10-16)[7]
3 13 October 9, 2013 (2013-10-09) January 29, 2014 (2014-01-29) N/A October 20, 2014 (2014-10-20)[8] October 29, 2014 (2014-10-29)[9]
4 13 October 1, 2014 (2014-10-01) [10] N/A N/A N/A N/A

Episodes[edit]

Season 1: Murder House (2011)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Pilot" Ryan Murphy Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk October 5, 2011 (2011-10-05) 1ATS79 3.18[11]
2 2 "Home Invasion" Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk October 12, 2011 (2011-10-12) 1ATS01 2.46[12]
3 3 "Murder House" Bradley Buecker Jennifer Salt October 19, 2011 (2011-10-19) 1ATS02 2.59[13]
4 4 "Halloween (Part 1)" David Semel James Wong October 26, 2011 (2011-10-26) 1ATS03 2.96[14]
5 5 "Halloween (Part 2)" David Semel Tim Minear November 2, 2011 (2011-11-02) 1ATS04 2.74[15]
6 6 "Piggy Piggy" Michael Uppendahl Jessica Sharzer November 9, 2011 (2011-11-09) 1ATS05 2.83[16]
7 7 "Open House" Tim Hunter Brad Falchuk November 16, 2011 (2011-11-16) 1ATS06 3.06[17]
8 8 "Rubber Man" Miguel Arteta Ryan Murphy November 23, 2011 (2011-11-23) 1ATS07 2.81[18]
9 9 "Spooky Little Girl" John Scott Jennifer Salt November 30, 2011 (2011-11-30) 1ATS08 2.85[19]
10 10 "Smoldering Children" Michael Lehmann James Wong December 7, 2011 (2011-12-07) 1ATS09 2.54[20]
11 11 "Birth" Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Tim Minear December 14, 2011 (2011-12-14) 1ATS10 2.59[21]
12 12 "Afterbirth" Bradley Buecker Jessica Sharzer December 21, 2011 (2011-12-21) 1ATS11 3.22[22]

Season 2: Asylum (2012–13)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
13 1 "Welcome to Briarcliff" Bradley Buecker Tim Minear October 17, 2012 (2012-10-17) 2ATS01 3.85[23]
14 2 "Tricks and Treats" Bradley Buecker James Wong October 24, 2012 (2012-10-24) 2ATS02 3.06[24]
15 3 "Nor'easter" Michael Uppendahl Jennifer Salt October 31, 2012 (2012-10-31) 2ATS03 2.47[25]
16 4 "I Am Anne Frank (Part 1)" Michael Uppendahl Jessica Sharzer November 7, 2012 (2012-11-07) 2ATS04 2.65[26]
17 5 "I Am Anne Frank (Part 2)" Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Brad Falchuk November 14, 2012 (2012-11-14) 2ATS05 2.78[27]
18 6 "The Origins of Monstrosity" David Semel Ryan Murphy November 21, 2012 (2012-11-21) 2ATS06 1.89[28]
19 7 "Dark Cousin" Michael Rymer Tim Minear November 28, 2012 (2012-11-28) 2ATS07 2.27[29]
20 8 "Unholy Night" Michael Lehmann James Wong December 5, 2012 (2012-12-05) 2ATS08 2.36[30]
21 9 "The Coat Hanger" Jeremy Podeswa Jennifer Salt December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12) 2ATS09 2.22[31]
22 10 "The Name Game" Michael Lehmann Jessica Sharzer January 2, 2013 (2013-01-02) 2ATS10 2.21[32]
23 11 "Spilt Milk" Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Brad Falchuk January 9, 2013 (2013-01-09) 2ATS11 2.51[33]
24 12 "Continuum" Craig Zisk Ryan Murphy January 16, 2013 (2013-01-16) 2ATS12 2.30[34]
25 13 "Madness Ends" Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Tim Minear January 23, 2013 (2013-01-23) 2ATS13 2.29[35]

Season 3: Coven (2013–14)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
26 1 "Bitchcraft" Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk October 9, 2013 (2013-10-09) 3ATS01 5.54[36]
27 2 "Boy Parts" Michael Rymer Tim Minear October 16, 2013 (2013-10-16) 3ATS02 4.51[37]
28 3 "The Replacements" Alfonso Gomez-Rejon James Wong October 23, 2013 (2013-10-23) 3ATS03 3.78[38]
29 4 "Fearful Pranks Ensue" Michael Uppendahl Jennifer Salt October 30, 2013 (2013-10-30) 3ATS04 3.71[39]
30 5 "Burn, Witch. Burn!" Jeremy Podeswa Jessica Sharzer November 6, 2013 (2013-11-06) 3ATS05 3.80[40]
31 6 "The Axeman Cometh" Michael Uppendahl Douglas Petrie November 13, 2013 (2013-11-13) 3ATS06 4.16[41]
32 7 "The Dead" Bradley Buecker Brad Falchuk November 20, 2013 (2013-11-20) 3ATS07 4.00[42]
33 8 "The Sacred Taking" Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Ryan Murphy December 4, 2013 (2013-12-04) 3ATS08 4.07[43]
34 9 "Head" Howard Deutch Tim Minear December 11, 2013 (2013-12-11) 3ATS09 3.94[44]
35 10 "The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks" Alfonso Gomez-Rejon James Wong January 8, 2014 (2014-01-08) 3ATS10 3.49[45]
36 11 "Protect the Coven" Bradley Buecker Jennifer Salt January 15, 2014 (2014-01-15) 3ATS11 3.46[46]
37 12 "Go to Hell" Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Jessica Sharzer January 22, 2014 (2014-01-22) 3ATS12 3.35[47]
38 13 "The Seven Wonders" Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Douglas Petrie January 29, 2014 (2014-01-29) 3ATS13 4.24[48]

Season 4: Freak Show (2014–15)[edit]

On November 6, 2013, FX renewed American Horror Story for a 13-episode fourth season to air in 2014.[49] It has been titled American Horror Story: Freak Show.[50] Ryan Murphy revealed two possible shooting locations for this future season are New Orleans and Santa Fe, New Mexico. It will be set in Jupiter, Florida in 1950. Jessica Lange is to return this season to play a German ex-pat who runs one of the last freak shows in the US. Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Frances Conroy, Angela Bassett, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie Brewer and Denis O'Hare are confirmed to return this season. Michael Chiklis was confirmed to be the male lead of this season, Lea Michele has also expressed interest in joining the cast this season.[51][52][53][54]

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