FX's horror anthology series, American Horror Story, is moving its premiere up a month from October to September, the network announced today.
Ryan Murphy's award-winning series usually premieres around the first or second week of October to tie into the Halloween season, much like AMC's The Walking Dead. This fall season, however, FX has decided to slot the premiere for Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. ET. Moving American Horror Story to mid-September means the show will compete with other returning series and debuts of new shows during television's busiest month of the year. FX didn't give any particular reason for why the show was moving up a month, but as one of the network's most popular series, having it compete with other shows makes sense from a ratings perspective.
There's also still no hint as to what the anthology series will focus on for its sixth season. Last season, the series took place in a haunted hotel and starred the largest cast of A-list actors since it's been on the air. Prior seasons have taken place in a haunted house, an asylum, a carnival and one season focused on a coven of witches in New Orleans. More information about the new season is expected to be released toward the end of the summer.
FX also announced the premiere dates for a few other series, including Atlanta, the new series from Community's Donald Glover, and Better Things, the new comedy from Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon. Atlanta, which stars Glover, follows two cousins working in Atlanta's music scene while trying to better their lives. It premieres Sept. 6 at 10 p.m. ET. Better Things follows Sam Fox (Adlon) as she tries to cope with raising her three daughters and taking care of her aging mother. Better Things premieres Sept. 8 at 10 p.m. ET.