Probably the first twist on the new season of “American Horror Story” simply has to do with its premiere date more so than anything else.
In a statement today, FX announced that the sixth season of their ever-popular horror anthology show will be on come Wednesday, September 14 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern, incredibly early given that we’ve yet to hear almost a single thing about it other than the art above. We do feel like this is mostly a move to keep the entirety of the season airing in the fall. The past few seasons have been divided up into fall and winter segments, and the ratings always tumble big when the show comes back in January after a holiday hiatus. We see this earlier start as a way to prevent that.
As to whether or not FX can turn around the opinions of many people who simply did not care at all for this most recent “Horror Story” season, that remains to be seen and it depends on the cast. For now, Cheyenne Jackson is one of the only confirmed actors from the past season to be returning in some form.
Also, FX confirmed today that “Atlanta,” the new comedy series from Donald Glover (“Community”) a.k.a. Childish Gambino, is going to premiere Tuesday, September 6 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. Meanwhile, “Better Things” from Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. will be airing on Thursday, September 8 at 10:00. Both of these shows will hopefully get some critical acclaim early and start to get some more viewers on their side.
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