American Horror Story is an American television show created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. American Horror Story is broadcast on the FX network and consistently receives some of the highest ratings on the FX network. The pilot episode had the highest ratings in network history. Each season of the show is different, with a new storyline and cast of characters. American Horror Story follows the horror genre and includes characters that must contend with haunted houses, institute for the criminally insane, and a coven of witches, among other things. The series has received good critical reviews, and actress Jessica Lange received the Emmy Award, the Golden Globe Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance on the show.