By James Hibberd
Updated October 31, 2011 at 10:17 PM EDT

It’s over: Fox and DirecTV have reached an agreement for the satellite provider to continue carrying Fox cable changes and broadcast network.

Can you believe all those sensationalistic threats about DirecTV no longer airing everything from X Factor to American Horror Story didn’t come to pass? We sure can. Here was a letter received a week ago:

We weren’t ignoring the Fox vs. DirecTV battle, we were, from our perspective, not falling for it. We did a few posts so you’d be informed, but nearly all of these carriage renewal negotiation fights tend to go to same way (especially when you have companies that are tethered together like Fox and DirecTV): There’s a bunch of public threats, fear-mongering, attack ads, accusations, and drama to stir up subscribers and the press. And there’s a last-minute deal and everybody is friends again. Here at EW, we only try to freak you out when it’s warranted.

Here’s the official statement: