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Air Date: October 5th, 2011

Network: FX

Series Summary
A family of three moves from Boston to Los Angeles to reconcile its painful past.

Rating: TVMA

Genres: Suspense, Horror, Drama

Episodes

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  • There are a LOT of characters and one hopes that Murphy & Falchuk don’t allow the program to get weighed down in subplots. Even if the show does get scattered, great performances by Lange, Bates, Bassett, Roberts, and Farmiga should keep viewers from wanting to leave this Coven. Show More

  • Although the premiere is hampered by unnecessary narration and over-exposition, it's still a bewitching brew of whimsy, psychological scares, horrific atrocities and the wonderfully relentless feeling that something wicked this way comes. Show More

  • The most interesting thing here is the show's willingness to take risks: killing off major characters, running about 18 different plot lines at once, incorporating racy psycho-sexual and religious undertones, asking more questions than it intends to answer. Show More

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Awards

Nominated Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Limited Series
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Miniseries
Nominated Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
Nominated Best Television Series - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie