FX Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Sons’, ‘Sunny’, ‘Archer’ & More

Published 4 years ago by , Updated July 21st, 2011 at 7:15 am,

Sons of Anarchy Season 4 FX FX Sets Premiere Dates for Sons, Sunny, Archer & More

Now would be a good time to make sure your DVR has plenty of room. FX has released its fall schedule featuring some of the network’s biggest shows, and showcasing the program many have been waiting for – the premiere of Sons of Anarchy season 4.

After weeks of building anticipation with a Red Hot Chili Pepper infused teaser, the outlaw bikers of SAMCRO will come roaring back for a fourth season, the first week of September.

Their return is not the only good news. For being so patient during the hiatus, FX will reward viewers by kicking off the season with a 90-minute episode. The additional half hour should not only attract more attention to the show’s premiere, but also allow more time for the Sons to reacquaint themselves with Charming after the club’s time abroad and behind bars.

September will also see the return of FX’s other gang, with the seventh season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It’s shaping up to be a full season as Mac (Rob McElhenney) gains 50 pounds and Charlie Day teases, “With 2012 coming up, we’re tackling the apocalypse.”

Meanwhile, fans can expect to see guest stars galore, including rockers Kings of Leon in a special Glee-inspired episode.

On the same night, animated super spy Archer teases the upcoming third season (which will come sometime next year) with a brief, three-week stint that gives way to the third season premiere of The League in October.

The fantasy football comedy was critically well-received in its first two seasons and saw a marked increase in ratings from 1.08 million in season 1 to 1.4 million in season 2, which prompted the network to say yes to a third go-round earlier this year.

Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 7 FX FX Sets Premiere Dates for Sons, Sunny, Archer & More

Also in October, Nip/Tuck and Glee creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk return to FX with the network’s recently acquired American Horror Story. There’s been quite a bit of speculation as to what the ‘horror’ in the series actually is, so there is bound to be a good deal of anticipation for the show.

Adding to the conjecture, Murphy teases that American Horror Story may actually venture into the supernatural with an unexpected guest residing in Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton’s house.

Murphy stated:

“What do you think the thing in the basement is? That’s my favorite question and I get so many great answers because I know what it is. He’s my little favorite creature. It’s based on a real thing! When we were shooting, everyone was freaked out by it, even the actors. We had a lot of insomnia. The weird thing is we also had a lot of accidents during the shooting. The house that we are shooting in is supposedly possessed — which I knew when I signed on for it. That was an added benefit.”

Well, there you have it; a creature based on a real thing – vague, but intriguing, nevertheless. Murphy’s statements sound like he’s preparing viewers for a curveball, but we will have to wait just a while longer to find out.

The premiere dates for FX’s fall series are as follows:

Sons of Anarchy

Tuesday, September 6 @10pm

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Thursday, September 15 @10pm


Thursday, September 15 @10:30pm

The League

Thursday, October 6 @10:30pm

American Horror Story

Wednesday, October 5 @10pm


Source: TV Guide

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  1. Awesome news. Sons of Anarchy is a great show. Archer never has one moment where I’m not laughing and while Always sunny has lost alot of it’s humor of the years it’s still funnier than most of the comedies out there. Gonna be a good September.

  2. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Can not wait. They don’t call it “Seinfeld on crack” for nothing.

  3. As an avid sports fan and a person who plays in 4 Fantasy Leagues I can’t wait for the return of The League. That along with Louie and It’s Always Sunny are laugh out loud funny and it blows my mind what they get away with even on cable. FX has been great and I love that they take chances on shows that no other network would even think about.

  4. So if Archer starts on Sept 15 at 10:30, and The League starts October 6 at 10:30, does that mean the new season of Archer is seriously going to only be a few episodes? That sucks :(

    • Good point, Christen. Lets hope that’s not the case. In my opinion, Archer is just starting to get its REAL leg underneath it. I absolutely love it. Back in late Feb, FX announced that it had ordered a 13-ep 4th season. One quote reads…

      “I expect fans will be happy to hear that there’s more Archer in the future. In addition to the season four order, FX signed an overall deal with Archer executive producers Adam Reed and Matthew Thompson which keeps the duo at FX for two years with an option for an additional two years. The deal covers additional seasons of Archer and any new shows Reed and Thompson develop.”

      Lets hope that’s solid. Oh please be solid!

  5. September 6th is Thursday not Tuesday
    September 15th is Saturday

    The information above is wrong!!!

  6. These are last year’s dates. Archer season 4 starts in January 2013, but I don’t know the date. It will have 13 episodes.