FX Launching Sister Channel, FXX – Focussed on Comedy
FX's new channel will be called FXX
FX are to launch a new channel called FXX. It will focus on comedy, with new shows being renewed, but will also re-run classic comedy films, like The Hangover, and, we’re just guessing here, The Hangover Part II.
This will be the third channel in, and the second spinoff of FX, with the FXM station dedicated to movies. The network will launch on September 2 in 74 million homes with four original scripted comedies, including It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Back on FX, and some pretty serious drama will be grabbing focus. Guillermo del Toro is writing and directing "The Strain," – another look at the vampire craze, but this not the romantic, bloodsucker version we’ve become tired of. The Strain is a quasi-apocalyptic story of a plague that takes out New York City. "There's a take-down of society and a way we spread the plague that is very poignant," says del Toro. "It's the first time I can take a scientific look at one of the greatest myths of mankind."
Louis C.K has enjoyed total creative freedom on FX
FX has, most recently, been the home of hugely successful shows like Louie, written, directed and edited by comedien Louis C.K. But it hasn’t been announced where some of the network’s most successful shows will end up, but by 2014, the channel will expand to having 6 new comedies, so it looks as if the future is bright for FX.