by Courtney Han
With the launch of its new comedy channel FXX, cable network FX is hoping to present viewers with a bundle of laughs this fall. With a lineup of four original series and well-known comedies like The Hangover and popular shows like Arrested Development, this is a smart move by the network.
By adding fresh content and popular films, FX is likely to increase its viewership.
According to imdb.com, FX’s longest running comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia will air on FXX as well as popular FX comedy shows The League and Legit.
These popular shows and movies will draw an audience for FXX’s new content, like late night show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, which will air five nights a week. The show features Bell’s commentary on hot topics from politics to pop culture, according to fxnetworks.com. Critics’ main concern is whether or not the show will be able to provide viewers with fresh content every night, however, FX’s success in comedy television leaves no doubt that the show will be highly entertaining.
With FXM, the FX movie program, and the launch of FXX, the FX network will have 25 original series, which will put them on a comparable level with major broadcast networks like NBC and CBS, according to broadcastingcable.com. By targeting so many different viewer demographics, this transformation in the FX network will draw in a much larger audience.
With the development of FXX, FX will focus more on drama series and continue airing popular shows like American Horror Story and Justified, as well as Emmy award-winning series The Walking Dead, according to usatoday.com.
This expansion is a benefit for viewers, who can now decide between watching sole comedy or drama. With the continuation of many hit shows and even better ones to come, FXX won’t disappoint.