TV News: Coven, Colony, President, Arrow

American Horror Story: Coven
‘Coven,’ the third season of FX’s anthology series “American Horror Story,” premiered to a record 5.54 million viewers on Wednesday night – a 44% jump on the previous series high.

It also averaged 3.87 million adults 18-49, and ranks as one of FX’s highest-rated telecasts to date. The overall series has been a consistent performer for FX, and one of cable’s most time-shifted series. [Source: The Live Feed]

The CW is developing “Colony,” a drama thriller series about a group of explorers sent to colonize Mars, only to discover a terrifying reality. Ian Goldberg (“Once Upon A Time”) is penning the script while Robert Zotnowski and Frank Marshall will produce.

Strangely, the series is said to be inspired by the mystery of Roanoke Island – the 16th century British colony in North Carolina whose inhabitants vanished without a trace. [Source: Deadline]

President X
TNT has begun development of the political thriller series “President X” which Nicholas Wootton, Greg Berlanti, Alon Aranya, Rob Golenberg and Melissa Kellner Berman will executive produce.

The story follows a former US President who awakens from a year-long coma. Now out of power, he must hunt down the individual that tried to assassinate him. [Source: Sport Balla]

The CW’s season two premiere of “Arrow” on Wendesday night dropped 0.4 from last year’s opener to a 0.9 rating and 2.68 million viewers, but those figures match last year’s season finale.

The new series “The Tomorrow People” premiered immediately after and achieved a 0.8 rating and 2.34 million viewers. [Source: Digital Spy]