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American Horror Story: 1984 Serves Up an 80s Slashback

ALSO: America's Got Talent, Big Brother, Country Music, A Little Late with Lilly Singh, and more
  • American Horror Story: 1984 pays tribute to the slasher flicks of the 1980s. (FX)
    American Horror Story: 1984 pays tribute to the slasher flicks of the 1980s. (FX)

    If autumn puts you in a Halloween state of mind, then the new season of American Horror Story promises to leave you both satisfied and scared silly. Also tonight: America's Got Talent crowns a new victor, a primetime special to introduce you to NBC's first female late night host, and the latest installment in Ken Burns' epic Country Music.

    SEASON PREMIERE: A tribute to the very specific slasher stylings of the Me Decade, American Horror Story: 1984 takes viewers to Camp Redwood for a summer of throwback terror. Look for some familiar faces (and few newcomers, as well) in this latest installment of Ryan Murphy's venerable anthology series. 10:00 PM ET on FX

    SEASON FINALE: The two-hour finale of America's Got Talent's fourteenth season promises surprises, special guests, and the crowning of a new $1,000,000 champion. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    PRIMETIME SPECIAL: From YouTube to primetime, NBC is giving viewers a taste of their newest late night chat fest with A Little Late with Lilly Singh: The Primetime Special, a special installment featuring interviews and comedy sketches. 10:00 PM ET on NBC

    NEW EPISODE: In I Can't Stop Loving You, Ken Burns' Country Music journeys to Memphis where the dawn of rockabilly introduces America to Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, while Patsy Cline embodies the new sound of Nashville, and Ray Charles bridges the country's racial divide. 8:00 PM ET on PBS


    • Big Brother's latest episode features the final veto competition of the season. 8:00 PM ET on CBS
    • Ghost Hunters: Access Granted brings Grant Wilson back to lead a new crew of investigators as they look into the rumored haunting of a high school in Pocatello, Idaho. 8:00 PM ET on A&E
    • MasterChef serves up the finale of its tenth season, where the three remaining challengers will one last meal for the judges. 8:00 PM ET on FOX
    • Expedition Unknown: Unearthed joins The Search for Florida's Lost Pirate in a quest to find the lost treasure of Jose Gaspar. 8:00 PM ET on DSC

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: American Horror Story: 1984, FX, American Horror Story Franchise