October 18th, 2012
04:55 PM ET
Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk weren't crazy when they decided to send "American Horror Story's" second season to the asylum.
Not only was Wednesday's premiere considered to be an improvement over last season, but the ratings have seen a boost as well.
The season 2 opener drew 3.85 million to FX for its first showing at 10 p.m., and earned a 2.2 in the 18-49 demographic. Those aren't "Walking Dead" numbers, but they are a 21 percent uptick over the season 1 premiere.
And it looks like the showrunners have a few curve-balls in store to ensure we keep watching.
As Murphy told Entertainment Weekly, while it looked like Adam Levine's newlywed character wasn't long for "AHS," you can expect to see his dismembered self once again.
"He is going to be in a bunch of episodes," Murphy said. "I mean, it’s clear after the first episode that he’s in a bad place. I wanted a big star in that. We actually wrote it for him. He did such a great job. He has this great movie star charisma. But what Janet Leigh was to 'Psycho,' Adam is to this season of 'American Horror Story.' He does not perish as quickly as anybody. And maybe he lives — I’m not saying anything."
Plus, we know that Eric Stonestreet is going to make a return, and next week's episode, pegged to Halloween, sounds like it'll keep our lights on at night.
"It's about the powers of Satan," Murphy revealed. "It’s about a boy who is or is not possessed who suddenly, strangely knows a lot about Sister Jude’s secrets."
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