We already heard that “American Horror Story” is changing things up when it comes to its airing schedule by premiering in mid-September, and we’re now also learning that you could say the same exact thing when it comes to its overall episode count.
According to SpoilerTV, the sixth season will only contain ten episodes, which is the smallest order that the show has received to date. Both “Murder House” and “Hotel” were previously the shortest with only twelve episodes.
Given when the show is now premiering, it feels like part of the strategy here could be to air the entire season before Thanksgiving without breaks in between, that way there is no loss in momentum like we’ve seen in other seasons of the show. Also, one of the other problems with “Hotel” in particular was that there were way too many useless characters and things going on; we hope that with a lesser episode order, the show will be able to reel some of that in and give us a story that is more focused, and scary rather than just weird given that this was the original push for it to begin with.
While we’re sure some people may be bummer that there is less of the show as a whole this coming year, we do think less can be more, and we certainly appreciate that both FX and executive producer Ryan Murphy do seem as though they have listened to some of the complaints about recent seasons and are trying to make it better.
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