FX Officially Announces Spinoff Network FXXKevin Fitzpatrick |
Earlier in the year, we heard rumors that FX might look to spinoff its comedy properties into a separate network titled "FXX," to debut in September of this year. Now, as news pours out of the cable network's Upfront presentation, we've learned that FXX will indeed break off from FX and debut in 74 million homes this September, but will it be a comedy-central channel, or appeal to a broader demographic?
Sorry soccer fans, but FX is taking over your channel. FX officially announced the development of spinoff network FXX today from its Upfront presentation, to debut in September and replace the current home of Fox Soccer. FXX will target young adults 18-34 (vs. FX’s 18-49), while network president John Landgraf also pointed out that contrary to rumors, “it is not just a comedy channel.”
According to the network, a ninth season (as well as a confirmed tenth) of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' will spearhead FXX, along with 'The League' season 5, 'Legit' season 2 and 'Totally Biased W. Kamaul Bell.' The new network will premiere on September 2 in 74 million homes.
What say you? Are you interested to see what FX does with a new spinoff network? Tell us what you think of FXX in the comments!