[[caption-width-right:220: [[{{Slogans}} Fearless]].]]

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.

Creator/{{Disney}} announced in December 2017 that it would acquire the FX networks as part of a broader deal to purchase most of Fox's entertainment assets, excluding the Fox network. This has cast the future of FX in deep uncertainty, and some fear that Disney might slowly let the network [[NetworkDecay rot itself to irrelevance]] as Disney focuses on setting up its streaming service, which is presumably set to include content from FX should the deal be approved by regulators.

!!Shows on FX Networks with their own pages:

* ''Series/AmericanCrimeStory''
** ''Series/ThePeopleVOJSimpson''
** ''Series/TheAssassinationOfGianniVersace''
* ''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; moved to FXX from season 8 onward)
* ''[[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''
* ''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)

!!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.