The announcement came from John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions:
Put simply, Ryan Murphy is a master television producer. Time and time again he reinvents the form. What he, co-creator Brad Falchuk and their producers Dante Di Loreto, Tim Minear, Jennifer Salt, James Wong, Brad Buecker, Jessica Sharzer, Douglas Petrie, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Alexis Martin Woodall and the entire production team and cast responsible for the ‘American Horror Story’ franchise have done is nothing short of extraordinary. Every year, they create a riveting and brilliant new miniseries. "AHS: Coven" is the best yet, and I have no doubt that the next installment will be even better.
“Coven” has already been a ratings powerhouse and has surpassed the ratings of the previous installments. According to the press release, “Season-to date, AHS: Coven is averaging 7.74 million Total Viewers, 5.46 million Adults 18-49 and 3.14 million Adults 18-34, which are increases of +77% in Total Viewers, +67% in Adults 18-49 and +60% in Adults 18-34 over AHS: Murder House. Coven is outpacing AHS: Asylum by +83% in Total Viewers, +71% in Adults 18-49, and +68% in Adults 18-34.”
Jessica Lange is scheduled to return for the fourth installment as per her contract, but is said to be departing after that run.
Nine new episodes remain in “Coven” with “Burn, Witch, Burn!” airing tonight on FX at 10 p.m. ET. "Coven"'s final episode will air on January 29.