Ryan Murphy’s ‘Feud’ Gets a Premiere Date, Along with New Seasons of ‘Archer’ and ‘The Americans’


Ryan Murphy’s latest bonkers TV creation has an official start date: Feud: Bette and Joan will premiere Sunday, March 5, FX announced today. The anthology series will take on a different “legendary rivalry” each season, and it begins with the story of the notorious clash between Hollywood heavyweights Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) during the making of the 1962 psychological thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (Having seen the first episode, I can confirm it’s as delicious as it sounds.)

The network has also given premiere dates to two existing series: The critically acclaimed — if perennially awards-starved — spy thriller The Americans, which returns for a fifth season on Tuesday, March 7 (note the move from its usual Wednesday night slot), and the animated spy comedy Archer, which is going the way of Always Sunny and moving from FX to sister network FXX. Archer‘s eighth season begins Wednesday, April 5.

On top of all that, FX has given Murphy’s American Horror Story anthology — which recently concluded its sixth installment, AHS: Roanoke, the most-watched cable miniseries of 2016 among the coveted 18-49 demographic, and the third-watched among all scripted cable series — two more seasons in addition to season seven, which was already announced and will premiere later this year. All hail FX, I guess.