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‘American Horror Story’ Season 2 Gets A Title Change

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Good news, everyone!  We no longer have to worry about the endless list of season 2 guest stars gumming up the works of ‘American Horror Story,’ because that isn’t even the show’s title anymore!  Indeed, series creator Ryan Murphy has decided to re-title the horror series for its second outing but is it still an ‘American Horror Story?’  You’ll never guess the new title, and what the bosses are saying about it!

‘American Horror Story’ is no more.  The show hasn’t been cancelled mind you, after achieving 17 Emmy nominations, but rather season 2 of the Ryan Murphy horror thriller will undergo something of a title change, adding a subtitle to become ‘American Horror Story: Asylum.”  It makes sense, considering FX and Ryan Murphy would prefer we look at the show as more of an anthology, or mini-series, each one year different enough to justify submitting themselves under those Emmy categories.

Says Murphy himself of the change:

We picked Asylum because it not only describes the setting – an insane asylum run by Jessica Lange’s character which was formerly a tuberculosis ward – but also signifies a place of haven for the unloved and the unwanted.  This year’s theme is about sanity and tackling real life horrors.

Hurm.  Alright then.  ‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ still boasts an incredible amount of star power, including most recently ‘The Bourne Identity’ actress Franka Potente, ‘The Voice‘ judge and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, ‘Step Up’s Jenna Dewan,‘Carnivale’ star Clea DuVall, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man‘ star Chris Zylka, Americanized ‘Skins’ star Britne Oldford, ‘Big Love’ star Chloe Sevigny, French actress Lizzie Brochere, Joseph Fiennes and James Cromwell.

Also returning from the first season are Jessica Lange, upgraded  series regular Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe. As previously reported, all will be playing new characters independent of the first season in the show’s rebooted 1960′s asylum setting, which Lange’s character presides over.

What say you?  Does the title adjustment affect your anticipation of ‘American Horror Story’ season 2 at all?  Tell us what you think in the comments!

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