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'American Horror Story': Premiere Date Set for 'Freak Show'

The fourth season of the FX anthology will premiere in October; plus watch the first teaser

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Jessica Lange and Jyoti Amge on the "Freak Show" set

FX has set a premiere date for American Horror Story: Freak Show.

The fourth installment of the anthology series from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk will debut Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 10 p.m.

Here's FX's formal logline: "American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience."

Returning stars set for Freak Show include Jessica Lange, Kathy BatesAngela BassettFrances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters. New faces joining AHS this season include Michael Chiklis, The Hunger GamesWes BentleyFargo's John Carroll Lynch,The Normal Heart's Finn Wittrock and the world's smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge. Patti LaBelle will also appear in a four-episode arc.

Watch the first creepy teaser below.

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