FX has announced premiere dates for some of their new and returning TV shows — It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, season 11, January 6th), Man Seeking Woman (FXX, season two, January 6th), Baskets (FX, series premiere, January 21st), and American Crime Story (FX, series debut, February 2nd). Season four of The Americans will debut some time in March on FX.
Here’s the press release, which offers some more details:
FX NETWORKS SETS WINTER 2016 PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING SERIES
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Returns to FXX for Season 11 Wednesday, January 6 at 10 PM ET/PT
Man Seeking Woman Returns to FXX for Season 2 Wednesday, January 6 at 10:30 PM ET/PT
Zach Galifianakis’ New Comedy Baskets Debuts on FX Thursday, January 21 at 10 PM ET/PT
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson Debuts on FX Tuesday, February 2 at 10 PM ET/PT
The Americans to Return in March for Season 4 on FX
LOS ANGELES, November 12, 2015 – FX Networks has set the premiere dates for new and returning series on FX and FXX this winter, including the new comedy series Baskets starring Zach Galifianakis and the new limited series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. FXX will also welcome back It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the longest-running series in FX history, for Season 11, and Man Seeking Woman for Season 2. The Peabody Award-winning drama The Americans will return with its fourth season in March on FX.
FX Winter Premieres and Highlights
Baskets, a new comedy co-created by and starring Zach Galifianakis, debuts on FX on Thursday January 21 at 10 PM ET/PT. Chip Baskets (Galifianakis) wants to follow his dream of being a French clown – however, reality keeps interfering. Saddled with financial difficulties and facing an impenetrable language barrier, he moves back home to Bakersfield with high hopes. There, he is forced to confront his past while working as a rodeo clown and competing with his siblings for his mother’s approval and affection. Baskets was co-created by Executive Producers Jonathan Krisel, Emmy(R) Award-nominated writer and director (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live, Man Seeking Woman), Emmy Award-winning Louis C.K. (Louie) and Emmy Award-winning Zach Galifianakis (Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis). M. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz, and Andrea Pett-Joseph are also Executive Producers. The series is produced by FX Productions.
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, the latest limited series from FX, premieres on Tuesday, February 2 at 10 PM ET/PT. Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, the limited series is a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers. It explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt. From Executive Producers Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Brad Falchuk, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson stars John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, Courtney B. Vance, Sterling Brown, Nathan Lane, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson and Bruce Greenwood. The limited series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
The Americans will return in March with Season 4 (premiere date TBD) on FX. The Americans is one of the most critically acclaimed series on television and the winner of numerous awards, including Best Drama Series from the Critics’ Choice Television Awards (2015), Outstanding Achievement in Drama from the Television Critics Association Awards (2015), a 2015 Primetime Emmy(R) Award (Margo Martindale, Guest Actress in a Drama Series), AFI Award for TV Program of the Year in 2014 and 2015, and a Peabody Award (2015). The Americans was created by Joe Weisberg, who serves as an Executive Producer and Writer along with Joel Fields. Graham Yost and Chris Long are also Executive Producers, along with Amblin Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. The Americans is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
FXX Winter Premieres and Highlights
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, the longest-running series in FX Networks’ history, returns to FXX for Season 11 on Wednesday, January 6 at 10 PM ET/PT. Get ready for more misguided dreams leading to blundered schemes from everyone’s favorite bar owners! The gang returns to Paddy’s Pub with Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Kaitlin Olson) and Frank (Danny Devito). Last season, the gang crushed Wade Boggs’ cross-country flight drinking record, killed Mac’s dad, and started a cult. This season, the gang gets involved in even more insane adventures including a move to the suburbs, shooting a smut film, defending themselves in court, and playing another deranged round of the legendary board game Chardee MacDennis. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia was created by Rob McElhenney. He also serves as executive producer along with Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Michael Rotenberg, Nick Frenkel, Tom Lofaro, Scott Marder and David Hornsby. The show is produced by FX productions.
Man Seeking Woman returns for Season 2 on FXX on Wednesday, January 6 at 10:30 PM ET/PT, immediately following the Season 11 premiere of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Man Seeking Woman’s surreal new season about the life-and-death stakes of dating will follow “Josh Greenberg” (Jay Baruchel) as he soldiers through foolish texts, awkward dates, cloning disasters, man-on-car sex, hundreds of deaths, and worst of all, a season-long love triangle with his best friend. The series also stars Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show) as “Mike,” Josh’s confident and daring best friend; and Britt Lower (Unforgettable) as “Liz,” Josh’s intimidating older sister. Man Seeking Woman is based on Simon Rich’s book of short stories, The Last Girlfriend on Earth. Rich created the 10-episode scripted comedy and also serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner. Jonathan Krisel, Andrew Singer, Ian Maxtone-Graham and Lorne Michaels, and Broadway Video also serve as Executive Producers. Man Seeking Woman is produced by FX Productions.
ABOUT FX NETWORKS
FX Networks, a business unit of 21st Century Fox, is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM and the video on-demand app FXNOW. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 93 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including The Americans, The Strain, Tyrant, The Bastard Executioner and the upcoming Taboo; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo and the upcoming American Crime Story; acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and the upcoming Baskets, Better Things and Atlanta. FX’s roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother and Mike & Molly. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in more than 78 million homes. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, The League, You’re the Worst, Man Seeking Woman and the upcoming Cassius and Clay and The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project (TBD). FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history, the late night animated block Animation Domination, and acquired hit series such as In Living Color, Mad About You and Parks and Recreation. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in more than 52 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), and contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films in the evening, as well as short-form award-winning original programming.
What do you think? Do you plan to watch any of these FX TV shows in 2016?