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American Horror Story Shortened!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 21st, 2011

…well, that image right there just makes me want to watch this show like crazycakes. What happened to her belly button?

Anyway.

It seems that the two-hour season finale of this scrumptious show has been cut down to 90 minutes due to a full production schedule. The entire show has been rushed since day one, since Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (the creators) had to finish shooting season two of their hit musical series Glee.

American Horror Story was set to pilot in late February. It didn’t come out until October.

Now, the finale is paying for the rush. With much of the show harboring complex visuals and hard-to-shoot scenes, every episode takes eight days to wrap up instead of the usual seven. The finale, Episode 13, was supposed to wrap up shooting on December 13th, but instead it’s been pushed to December 15th. Even if the producers followed the seven-day rule, they couldn’t get a two-hour finale out on the slated December 21st.

There are other options, but they unfortunately just don’t make a lot of sense. The show could be pushed to December 28th or so, but who would watch it with the holidays in full swing? The numbers would go right down the hole.

Murphy has been in discussion with FX President John Landgraf about potentially dropping Episode 13 and pushing Episode 12 into an hour-long finale, but he managed to create a 90-minute slot that is said to leave viewers satisfied. For the sake of your show, Mr. Murphy, I hope you’re right. Although American Horror Story has already been greenlighted for a second season due to great ratings, a mistake on the finale could cost FX dearly. We wish you luck, sir.

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