‘American Horror Story’ season 7: Premiere date and theme speculation

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Tonight, “American Horror Story” is going to be sending its sixth season “Roanoke” off into the sunset, and the only hope that we have is that it happens in a way that is exciting and thoroughly entertaining.

Now, let’s take a moment and start to look more towards what’s on the other side of the horizon: The seventh season. The first thing that we can tell you is that you are absolutely going to see another batch of episodes in the new year. This remains one of FX’s most successful franchises, even if for whatever reason it never retains its ratings very well over the course of a season.

So when are we going to find out more about this season? There doesn’t appear to be a precise date for an announcement, but we’ve gotten the sense that the plan is not to do something as secret and experimental as what we had for “Roanoke” this season. That means that they’ll probably announce the theme in advance to go along with some of the casting. We would envision that the majority of the cast members from this season will return, as that is typically is the tradition.

As for a premiere date, we personally hope that FX follows the pattern that they established this year in moving the show up from October to mid-September. What this allowed them to do is premiere without nearly as much competition on the air, and end the show before Thanksgiving. Why this matters is that past “Horror Story” seasons really tend to fall off a cliff after we get around to the Christmas holiday season / the new year when past seasons wrapped up.

To get some other news when it comes to “American Horror Story,” including a review of the finale coming up later, be sure to head over to the link here. (Photo: FX.)

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