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FX (short for '''F'''ox E'''x'''tended) is the cable branch of the [[{{Creator/Fox}} Fox network]]. Although its operations are totally separate from Fox, it shares that network's aptitude for experimentation and is regarded as a network close to the standards of premium cable channels like {{Creator/HBO}} and {{Showtime}}, consistently producing critically-acclaimed series with major crossover appeal.

FX took pride in its early adoption of the internet to interact with viewers (broadcasting hours of live programming from an apartment/studio in New York- including [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Tom]] [[Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos Bergeron]] as the co-host of ''Breakfast Time'', a TransAtlanticEquivalent to ''Series/TheBigBreakfast''), but otherwise spent the 1990s running old movies and television shows (primarily Fox-owned, natch). Its first foray into original scripted programming was ''Series/TheShield'' in 2002, which turned out to be a critical and commercial hit, winning a number of Emmys, Golden Globes, and other awards.

FX is notable for being led by executives who [[OneOfUs are actual television lovers]], who give notes that can actually make the show better. It is also famous for mostly producing comedies and dramas that revolve around [[AntiHero anti-heroes]]. This became such a prominent theme that then-network president Kevin Reilly once turned down a new show because it featured ''yet another'' anti-hero,[[note]]That show? ''Series/BreakingBad.''[[/note]] although they appear to have given up that fight.

FX's siblings are the younger-skewing, comedy-oriented FXX (where most of FX's comedies have moved to) and the all-movie channel, FXM.

!!Shows on FX Networks with their own pages:

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* ''Series/AmericanCrimeStory''
** ''Series/AmericanCrimeStoryThePeopleVOJSimpson''
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory''
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse''
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum''
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven''
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow''
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryHotel''
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryRoanoke''
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCult''
* ''Series/TheAmericans''
* ''Series/AngerManagement''
* ''Series/{{Atlanta}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' (Premiered on FX; will move to FXX starting with season 8)
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{AxeCop}} Axe Cop]]'' (Originally aired on FOX; moved to FXX for season 2)
* ''Series/{{Baskets}}''
* ''Series/TheBastardExecutioner''
* ''Series/BetterThings''
* ''[[Creator/RussellBrand Brand X With Russell Brand]]''
* ''Series/TheBridgeUS''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chozen}}''
* ''Series/TheComedians''
* ''Series/{{Damages}}''
* ''Series/{{Dirt}}''
* ''Series/{{Fargo}}''
* ''Series/{{Feud}}''
* ''Series/GrandHotel''
* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' (Premiered on FX; moved to FXX from season 9 onward)
* ''Series/{{Justified}}''
* ''Series/TheLeague'' (Premiered on FX; moved to FXX for seasons 5-7)
* ''Series/{{Legion|2017}}''
* ''Series/{{Legit}}'' (Premiered on FX; moved to FXX for season 2)
* ''Series/LightsOut''
* ''Series/{{Louie}}''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{MajorLazer}} Major Lazer]]'' (Premiered on FXX)
* ''Series/ManSeekingWoman'' (Premiered on FXX)
* ''Series/{{Mayflower}}''
* ''Series/NipTuck''
* ''Series/RescueMe''
* ''Series/TheRiches''
* ''Series/SexAndDrugsAndRockAndRoll''
* ''Series/TheShield''
* ''Series/{{Snowfall}}''
* ''Series/SonOfTheBeach'' (during the "Fox Gone Cable" era)
* ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{StoneQuackers}} Stone Quackers]]'' (Premiered on FXX)
* ''Series/{{Terriers}}''
* ''[[Series/TheStrainTVSeries The Strain]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (Airs in reruns exclusively on FXX)
* ''[[{{Series/Thief}} Thief]]''
* ''{{Series/Tyrant}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Unsupervised}}''
* ''Series/{{Wilfred}}'' (Premiered on FX; moved to FXX for its final season)
* ''Series/YoureTheWorst'' (Premiered on FX; moved to FXX from season 2 onward)
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!!Tropes associated with this network:
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The channel now is unrecognizable from the "interactive" and "Fox Gone Cable" eras; no more live shows (minus the occasional sports telecast), old Fox-sourced reruns (from both the TCF library and non-TCF programs aired on Fox), etc. Even as the network evolved, there were still odd things here and there- like sharing baseball coverage that had moved from Fox [=SportsNet=] with what was then [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family]] (after they were bought by Disney, that coverage moved to ESPN, with occasional ABC Family telecasts).
* {{Typecasting}}: Rare channel example, but FX is [[Series/TheShield well]] [[Series/RescueMe known]] [[Series/NipTuck for]] [[Series/{{Damages}} their]] [[Series/SonsOfAnarchy dramas]] [[Series/{{Justified}} featuring]] [[Series/TheAmericans complicated]] [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes.]] They even turned down ''Series/BreakingBad'' in an attempt to avert this.
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