We’ve known for awhile that Fox would be launching a new network this fall, relocating some of FX’s most popular comedies such as The League, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. With two weeks left until the official launch of FXX, Fox Networks has issued the following press release:
FXX TO LAUNCH IN 72 MILLION HOMES TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY
New National Entertainment Network Debuts Monday, Sept. 2
and Will Be Carried Across All Major Distributors
Viewers Can Find FXX By Visiting GetFXX.com
FXX, the entertainment network which debuts on Monday, September 2 (7:00 AM ET/PT), has secured distribution deals with every major provider and will be carried in 72 million homes at launch. The announcement was made by Mike Hopkins, President, Distribution, Fox Networks.
“With this expansion FXX will be able to deliver even more of the fearless brand of programming viewers have come to expect from FX Networks,” said Mr. Hopkins. “And it’s important to acknowledge that none of this would be possible without our distribution partners.”
FXX has created a website, GetFXX.com, so viewers can learn where to find the channel on their system.
FXX initially will be built on the foundation of original comedy series, movies and acquired series, and expand to include original drama series, all primarily targeted to Adults 18-34. The network will be anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League. The network has an exciting launch week planned with the Season 9 premiere of Sunny and the Season 5 debut of The League, along with the launch of the critically acclaimed late night show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, all of which kick off on Wednesday, September 4. (see highlights below)
FXX is the new basic cable entertainment network launching on September 2, 2013. Geared toward a young adult audience, the schedule will feature original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel will be anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and Legit, and the critically acclaimed late-night strip, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Chozen, a new animated comedy will launch in first quarter 2014. At launch, FXX will be carried in 72 million homes. FXX and its sister channels FX and FXM comprise FX Networks, a business unit of 21st Century Fox.
Fox Networks is a unit of Fox Networks Group (FNG) and includes 45 owned-and-operated and joint venture TV networks, video on demand and other media platforms. Together these networks reach more than 700 million television homes and represent one of the media industry’s largest and most diverse programming groups. Fox Networks distributes FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo Mundo, FXM, FSN and 22 regional cable sports networks, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, SPEED2, FOX Soccer Channel, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX College Sports, FOX Deportes, Utilisima, Baby TV, BTN (co-venture with the Big Ten Conference) and BTN2Go. September 2nd, FNG is launching FXX, a new network aimed at young adult viewers. FNG also includes the Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Digital Media, and Fox Sports Enterprises, which manages interests in sports franchises and leading statistical information provider STATS, LLC.
SEPTEMBER 2013 FXX PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS:
September 2, 2013 Parks & Recreation Marathon
34 episodes, Monday, September 2 from 7:00am – midnight e/p
September 4, 2013 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Season 9 Premiere Wednesday, September 4 @ 10:00pm e/p
September 4, 2013 The League
Season 5 Premiere Wednesday, September 4 @ 10:30pm e/p
September 4, 2013 Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
Debuts as daily late night strip Wednesday, September 4 @ 11:00pm e/p
September 21, 2013 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards
Saturday, September 21 @ 9:00pm – 11:00pm e/p
FXX COMMERCIALTELEVISION MOVIE PREMIERES:
September 4, 2013 Bad Teacher, 8:00pm e/p
September 11, 2013 Friends With Benefits, 7:30pm e/p
September 18, 2013 Hall Pass, 8:00pm e/p
September 25, 2013 30 Minutes or Less, 8:00pm e/p
FXX ACQUIRED SERIES:
Parks and Recreation
How I Met Your Mother
Freaks and Geeks
Mad About You