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Exit Interview: Fox's Kevin Reilly on Why He's Leaving, What's Next and The Show That Got Away

Kevin Reilly

There's not a lot of job security when you're running a network, but Kevin Reilly managed to spend the last decade overseeing two entertainment divisions: First NBC, then Fox. That streak comes to a close next month, as he exits his post as Fox Entertainment chairman.

In a brief Q&A with TV Guide Magazine on Thursday after announcing his exit, Reilly said he... read more

FX Boss Promises Americans Renewal, Bets Big on Fargo

Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys

Fans of the FX drama The Americans may not have to wait much longer for good news about the show's future.

"I expect we'll have a formal Season 3 order announcement soon," FX Networks CEO John Landgraf told reporters at an upfront news conference in New York Wednesday. "We look forward to it being on our schedule for quite some time."

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Although the show's ratings are small (and have declined since the Season 2 premiere), Landgraf says the show's audience increases as much as 400 percent when factoring in DVR users.... read more

FX Casts Michael Cera in Charlie Kaufman Comedy Pilot, Announces Archer CD

Michael Cera

At Tuesday's Television Critics Association winter TV previews, FX CEO John Landgraf reported the cable networks was up 2 percent in the adults 18-49 demographic and 4 percent total. read more

Parents Television Council Upset Over Sons of Anarchy's School Shooting Scene

Charlie Hunnam

The Parents Television Council is sounding off over the Sons of Anarchy premiere, which featured a school shooting.

During the premiere, portions of the episode followed a young boy through his day. As the season opener drew to a close, the child removed a gun from his backpack, walked inside his school and began shooting as the camera panned over some disturbing imagery in the boy's journal... read more

Sons of Anarchy Postmortem: Creator Kurt Sutter Defends Controversial Premiere

Sons of Anarchy

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 6 premiere of Sons of Anarchy. Read at your own risk.]

Thanks to Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter's unfiltered Twitter persona, he has often been called controversial. But the Season 6 premiere of Sutter's FX drama has the potential to strike a considerably different nerve than his outspoken displeasure with the Emmy nominees.

Sons of Anarchy: 6 things to expect in Season 6
 
On Tuesday's premiere, while Jax (Charlie Hunnam) navigated the aftermath of framing Clay (Ron Perlman) and seeing his wife Tara (Maggie Siff) sent to prison, the episode... read more

FX Casts Billy Bob Thornton in Fargo Series; FXX Aims for Younger Viewers

Billy Bob Thornton

FX will drop in on Minnesota next spring.

The network has cast Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton to star in its Fargo limited series, adapted from the 1996 award-winning movie of the same name by Joel and Ethan Coen, FX CEO John Landgraf announced at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Friday. "It will do justice too the classic Coen Brothers film," Landgraf said.

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Inside FX's Fascinating New Mystery The Bridge

Diane Kruger

At first glance, FX's new drama The Bridge seems like a tough sell: a brusque female lead on the autism spectrum, yet another serial killer wreaking havoc and a setting in which nearly half the dialogue has to be in Spanish with English subtitles.

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FX Cancels Brand X, Developing Live Action Comedy with Russell Brand

Russell Brand

FX will not be moving forward with Russell Brand's late-night talk show Brand X, CEO John Landgraf announced Thursday.

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FX Launches New Cable Channel, Touts "Fearless" Development Slate

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

At the FX upfront programming presentation Thursday, network chief John Landgraf officially announced plans to launch a new, younger-skewing network called FXX in September.

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The new network joins FX and FXM (formerly the Fox Movie Channel) in Fox Cable Networks' suite of channels and will officially launch on Sept. 2. The channel, which Landgraf says will target adults 18-to-34 who love "outrageous characters" and "big laughs," will be bolstered by existing FX comedies It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and Legit, all of which will now air on the new channel. (In making the announcement, Landgraf officially ordered a second season of Legit, a 10th season of Always Sunny, and a fifth and sixth season of The League).

Also moving to FXX is.... read more

FX Renews The Americans for Second Season

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys

FX is signing up The Americans for another tour of duty. The '80s-set espionage drama has been renewed for a 13-episode second season, FX announced Thursday.

The Americans stars Golden Globe winner Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as Russian KGB spies assigned to... read more

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