FX and FXX’s The League has quietly sprinted toward the end zone of its seventh and final season in recent weeks, but may find its victory lap marred by a disturbing truth. Series lead Steve Rannazzisi has publicly admitted to fabricating a long-told story of nearly perishing at the World Trade Center in the 9/11 attack of 2001.
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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia hasn’t lost many steps over ten (!) seasons to date, but FX and FXX still know how to take the Paddy’s Pub gang off sure footing. Our first look at Mac, Dennis, Dee, Charlie and Frank’s 2016 return has arrived, as the gang hits the slopes, nearly drowns, and ruins even more lives.
As Hannibal fans this weekend (and billions of others before them) can attest, too long has the antiquated Nielsen ratings system given an incomplete picture of a show’s viewership, swaying networks to and fro of cancellation. We may finally have some progress however, as Nielsen will begin taking into account streaming data from the likes of Hulu, Netflix and beyond.
FX has released a flurry of news from the ongoing Television Critics Association press tour, between a renewed Strain and its hottest premieres, but the latest news might prove more worrisome. After six seasons, Archer will move to FXX (gaining a new companion series), while FX has officially granted Louie star Pamela Adlon her own series.
FX anti-romcom You’re The Worst may have a slightly less convenient living arrangement by its Season 2 move to FXX, but that’s oddly appropriate for where our core couple left off in Season 1. Before the September 9 premiere, gird your liver against five new trailers for Jimmy and Gretchen’s obviously-doomed cohabitation.
FX spinoff network FXX may still seem like the pasture for less favorable shows, but its September lineup of premieres should put plenty of eyes in focus. Not only will the final season of sports fantasy comedy The League premiere this coming September, but also the second run of critical breakout You’re The Worst.
Whether or not the 2015 Emmy nominations reflect it, FX’s anti-romance You’re The Worst burst onto the comedy scene as one of the better series of the year, soon continuing its greatness with a second run on FXX. We don’t yet know its September premiere date, but the first Worst Season 2 teasers are all we need to destroy what remains of romantic love.
FXX’s surrealist Jay Baruchel dating comedy Man Seeking Woman hasn’t drafted as much attention as some of its cable brethren, but lives to fight another day. The network has officially announced that Josh’s outlandish quest for the right girl will continue on into 2016, giving Man Seeking Woman a Season 2 renewal.
FXX’s epic Simpsons marathon of all 522 episodes took a lengthy chunk out of all our lives, but fans soon noticed the landmark binge taking something else: whole sections of the screen to accommodate older 4:3 episodes into an “improved” widescreen format. Now, we old men need no longer yell at clouds, as The Simpsons will return to their original 4:3 glory on FXX’s Simpsons World app.
We’ve not yet crossed Thanksgiving into December, but the rapidly-approaching 2015 slate of FX and FXX’s returning series has us ready for the new year. The cable networks have officially scheduled the season 6 premiere of ‘Archer,’ as well as the sixth and final season premiere of ‘Justified’ for January 2015, along with a third year for ‘The Americans,’ 10th for ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,’ and more.