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The dream of the ’80s is alive in American Horror Story

Emma Roberts, Angelica Ross, Billie Lourd
Emma Roberts, Angelica Ross, Billie Lourd
Photo: Kurt Iswarienko (FX)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Wednesday, September 18. All times are Eastern. 


Top pick

American Horror Story: 1984 (FX, 10 p.m.): Grab your brewskis, kids, and prepare to enter Camp Redwood.

As has been the case for the last several seasons, there’s not much we know about this season of American Horror Story, save the cast—Billie Lourd, Emma Roberts, Angelica Ross, Leslie Grossman, Cody Fern, John Carroll Lynch, Gus Kenworthy, and Matthew Morrison, among others—and the general vibe. We’ll learn more tonight, but if nothing else, it’s safe to bet that the soundtrack will probably be pretty great. One more guarantee amid all this uncertainty: Molly Horan will recap the bloodshed and shenanigans.

Regular coverage

Wild card

Pearson (USA, 10 p.m., first-season finale): It’s the end of year one for Pearson (and, as there’s no word yet on a second season, it’s also potentially the end of the show), so why not check back in with Gina Torres and company?

Intrigue! Bullets! Some jazzy suspense music! And Gina Torres in some excellent suits! Sounds like a good Wednesday.

Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves TV, bourbon, and overanalyzing social interactions. Please buy her book, How TV Can Make You Smarter (Chronicle, 2020). It’s short!