FX Creates New FXX Channel & FXNOW Video On Demand Platform

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Today the FX network had their upfront presentation, and in addition to renewing shows like Justified, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and Legit, they also announced an all-new channel which will serve as the home for some of their series.

The new network is FXX, and it’s slated to launch on September 2nd this fall in 74 million homes. Upon launch, the network will now be the premiere home for new seasons of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and Legit.

The mission of FXX is to gear programming to the coveted younger adult demographic of 18-49-year-olds. It will start with the aforementioned original comedy series in addition to comedy movies, and slowly build towards including new drama series as well. This will allow FX to increase the number of drama series on their roster, also start new limited series (like the recently greenlit Fargo series) and even some miniseries as well.

More specifically, the channel will have four scripted comedy series within the first year, and they’ll eventually move up to six before beginning their focus on dramas and late night shows. Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell will be one of those shows and it will also expand to five nights a week. That likely means Russell Brand’s show Brand X will make the move as well, but we’re not sure.

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Since the network will start with that comedy foundation, we’re thinking Archer is that fourth comedy series, and maybe Wilfred will join the mix as well. Both are FX comedy staples easily geared towards that key demographic. Archer was already renewed, and Wilfred also picked up a third season, so it’s likely only a matter of time until we hear about those shows heading to FXX.

This is quite an interesting move for FX, but their penchant for finding unique and stellar programming – both in drama and comedy series – has given them quite the slate to organize, and another channel makes that much easier. It reminds me of how Time Warner rebranded TBS and TNT, one with a focus on comedy and the other more on drama.

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In addition, the network has also revealed a new VOD platform appropriately called FXNOW, which will make all original programming from FX and FXX available the morning following the premiere. This includes VOD through cable providers, a new FX app (for iTunes, Android, XBOX, etc.), the FX website and other approved outlets’ streaming providers like Xfinity TV and more.

That mention of FXM, in case you weren’t aware, is FX’s standalone movie channel, and as you can see they’ll continue to beef up their roster of films and make that a big part of their VOD line-up to compete with Netflix and Amazon (though their selection obviously pales in comparison).

It sounds like FX has a lot of exciting changes and ideas coming down the road, and we’ll likely be hearing more about these new series endeavors and scheduling changes later this summer as the launch of the network gets closer. Stay tuned for anymore updates.

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Source: FX

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  1. Wilfred WAS renewed for a third season a few weeks after the season 2 finale, but there hasn’t been any news since then…

    • @ David, I think the cast (specifically Fiona) have said on Twitter that they have started filming season 3 or are close to starting.

    • My bad. Not sure why I was thinking it hadn’t been renewed yet. Story has been changed to reflect the correction information.

  2. I like the changes they’ll make to OnDemand. Usually you have to wait a week before an episode will show up.

  3. Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and Brand X are two of the most UNfunny shows I have every seen.
    I’ll be interested to see if DISH, the company I get my TV from, offers these channels for FREE or if they require an “upgrade” in package.

    • 100% agree with your first statement.

  4. I hope FXNOW has an app for Roku. Then, I won’t have to wait a year for my favorite shows to appear on Netflix…like I do now with Archer, Always Sunny, SOA, and the League.

  5. If I miss one episode after watching sunny from the jump I’m gonna pull the wildcard! Wth?!

  6. so im confused on 1 thing is this a new channel or does the shows still play o n fx cause it says it premiers tonight and i cant find sunny or the league on fx so where do i find fxx?

    • That’s what I’m trying to find out

  7. So this is my extremely frustrating reality. After hearing about The League moving to this new channel , I contacted my cable provider Charter Communications. When I asked them if they will be providing this new channel they said yes. I was happy till they told me I have to purchase their sports tier package for an additional $50 per month. Its not even a sports channel. Thanks FX for allowing cable companies to gauge us excessively. Your show is good but not good enough to spend an additional $600!!!

  8. When will fxnow be available on iPhone

  9. I was watching the chipmunks movie with my 7 year old grandson and an ad came on referring to French kissing! How inappropriate!!! What is wrong with the ad department?

  10. I found the FXX station and they are telling me i need to upgrade and pay more per months. Is thru for everyone out there> I dont get why it wouldnt be free…I have charter..any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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