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Ryan Murphy's Next FX Series Will Tackle O.J. Simpson, More True Crime

Ryan Murphy, O.J. Simpson

Next up for Ryan Murphy: exploring a different kind of freak show.

FX has ordered American Crime Story, a new anthology series from the Glee and American Horror Story creator, the first installment of which will chronicle the circus that was the O.J. Simpson trial in the 1990s.

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Analysis: Why Your Cable Bill is So High

Why Your Cable Bill is So High

Think your $150-plus monthly cable bill has gotten out of control? You're not alone.

Earlier this summer, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) launched a website for consumers to share their TV billing horror stories. Within 10 days, her office received 428 responses, mostly complaints about the rising cost of TV and broadband services. Several people criticized inconsistent charges, unexpected bill increases and new fees for services they didn't want.

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FX Renews The Strain for Season 2

Corey Stoll

FX has renewed The Strain for a second season, the network announced Tuesday. read more

FX Orders More Fargo and Louie

Billy Bob Thornton, Louis C.K.

Fresh off earning 18 Emmy nominations for Fargo, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf announced Monday that the network has ordered a second installment. FX has also renewed... read more

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."

15 Bubble Shows: Which will survive? 

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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