FX Networks has announced the Winter 2016 premiere dates for five series – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Man Seeking Woman on FXX; Baskets, American Crime Story and The Americans on FX. Details follow the jump.
FXX, Fox Networks’ new network targeting the 18-34 demographic, will debut on Monday, September 2nd with Parks and Recreation marathon. The network’s launch week will feature season premieres of comedy hits It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League – as well as the new season of the critically acclaimed late night talk show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.
The network will also being featuring a numbered of acquired series of extremely high quality – like Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother, Freaks and Geeks, Rescue Me and Sports Night (for my money, still the best TV series Aaron Sorkin has ever done!). While the FXX launch is built around original and acquired comedy series and movies, it will expand to include original drama series.
Thanks to distribution deals with every major distributer in America, FXX will launch in 72 million homes. Follow the jump for the press release, which includes premiere dates and a link to a website generated specifically to show viewers where the network will appear on their system.
FX shows Archer, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Sons of Anarchy and Wilfred will have a presence at Comic-Con 2013. Each will have a panel that will feature new material – ranging from clips to full episodes – as well as executive producers and cast members. For the network’s Comic-Con schedule, follow the jump.
It’s not always easy to enjoy a series in which every character is reprehensible, but It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia [FX, Thursdays, 10/9C] frequently succeeds in making its audience do just that. One of the reasons it can do that is the presence of Kaitlin Olson as Deandra ‘Sweet Dee’ Reynolds.
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to take part in a teleconference call with the delightful Ms. Olson, who talked about the show and how she manages to keep Dee fresh.
Danny DeVito is a legend. He’s played TV icons like Taxi’s Louis DePalma, been the most normal guy in swashbucklers like Romancing the Stone; executive produced Reno 911!, Karen Sisco [the second best Elmore Leonard-based TV series after Justified], and directed hit movies The War of the Roses and Matilda. He is, to put it mildly, a Renaissance man.
And now, he’s playing the reprehensible Frank Reynolds on the FX cult hit It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia [Thursdays, 10/9C] which in the middle of its seventh [!] season.
He’s also personable and a lot of fun to chat with, so when I had an opportunity to take part in a teleconference Q&A session with him, I jumped at the chance. So let’s just get to it.