Kicking off the festivities is the fifth season of FX biker drama Sons of Anarchy which premieres on Tuesday September 11th at 10/9c. The show’s fifth season opens with Jax and Tara as the club’s new king and queen after learning the truth behind his father’s death and facing the consequences of the club’s illicit deeds. Stripped of his patch after Jax discovers he was complicit in John Teller’s death, Clay recovers from gunshot wounds that nearly killed him while Gemma is faced with a new life without the comfort of her family. With the threat of RICO still looming, Jax has to find a way to protect his family and save his club as SAMCRO is pulled into a conflict with a potent new enemy.
Next up is the new season of The Ultimate Fighter which returns to FX on Friday September 14th at 9/8c, with a two hour premiere, before assuming its 10pm time-slot on Friday Seotember 21st. The season will kick-off with 16 gripping elimination fights. The winners in the elimination round, or “Fight In,” will become official cast members and earn their way into The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) house in Las Vegas where cameras will document their activity before and after their training and fights. The 16 winners will be drafted into opposing teams of eight by Shane Carwin and top contender and previous TUF winner Roy Nelson. Each team will train at the TUF gym and reside in the TUF house together for the duration of the season. Winners will advance in the tournament until ultimately, one man is crowned The Ultimate Fighter.
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia‘s eighth season premieres on FX on Thursday October 11th at 10/9c. In the show’s eighth season the Gang goes to therapy, hunt for Nazi treasure and try to undermine Philly’s toughest union: the trashmen! Charlie and Dee find love, Frank re-enters the business world, and Dee blurs the lines between the real and virtual worlds when she falls into an obsession with computer games. Get ready for even more disagreements, disunion and divisiveness as the Gang tries once again to scheme their way to happiness!
The fourth season of The League will premiere immediately behind It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia on Thursday October 11th at 10:30/9:30c. The comedy series follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another – so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other’s lives miserable.
Brand X With Russell Brand kicks off its addition run of seven episodes, which was announced by FX at their TCA panel, on Thursday October 11th at 11/10c. The show features Brand’s unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture, with the format drawing heavily on Brand’s interaction with a live audience.
Rounding things off is the second season of American Horror Story (titled American Horror Story: Asylum) which premieres on Wednesday October 17th at 10/9c. Set in 1964, American Horror Story: Asylum will explore sanity and real-life horrors in a terrifying insane asylum on the east coast which formerly served as a tuberculosis ward.