FX to launch sister channel, FXX
FILE - In this undated photo provided by FX Network, cast members of the FX sitcom "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" are shown. From left, are Kaitlin Olson, Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day. FX is spinning off a new cable network aimed at young adult viewers. Launching Sept. 2, 2013, FXX will join big brother FX along with the movie-oriented FXM. All three networks will share the same sensibility, FX Networks president John Landgraf said on Thursday, March 28, 2013. It's a mindset summed up by the brand's new tagline, "Fearless." The new channel will be anchored by the comedies "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "The League," two veteran series that until now have originated on FX. In addition, "The League" and "Legit" will move to FXX, as well as the FX late-night series "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," which will expand to a five-nights-per-week schedule. (AP Photo/FX Network, Aaron Rapoport)
FX has some big news, and not just the renewal of “Justified” for a fifth season (although that’s reason to celebrate).
The network will launch a sister channel this fall, called FXX, leaning toward comedy and aiming for younger viewers. “Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “The League” and “Legit” will move to the new channel to aid the launch, along with “Totally Biased with W. Kamu Bell,” which will grow from weekly to a five-night-a week show.
FXX will launch Sept. 2 while the Fox Movie Channel will expand as FXM, focused on limited run series. FXM begins with a 10-episode adaptation of “Fargo” with the Coen brothers on board as executive producers.
This is the second major expansion announced by the News Corp. in a month; Fox Sports 1 is due to launch this summer.
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