Ryan Murphy's schedule just opened up again with FOX confirming during a conference call this morning that Scream Queens has indeed been canceled.
"Scream Queens was an anthological series. It feels as if it was a complete story. We have no plans at this point to go back there and tell more stories so we won't be seeing Scream Queens this season."
The announcement comes as a sad confirmation of series star and (2 episodes) director scream queen and comedy legend Jamie Lee Curtis tweeted this:
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) May 15, 2017
Scream Queens received lukewarm reviews from critics but garnered a passionate fan following that didn't fully translate to ratings sadly. Series stars Emma Roberts (American Horror Story), Lea Michele (Glee), and Billie Lourd (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) all have projects in the pipeline, so they won't be off screen for long.