At their upfront presentation in New York, FX today formally announced that they would be launching sister network FXX (with a focus on comedy content) on September 2nd. To that end, comedy series It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia has been renewed for a ninth and tenth season, The League for a fifth and sixth season and Legit for a second season. All three of those comedy series, alongside Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, will jump ship to FXX from their current home on FX. If renewed for a third season, Brand X With Rusell Brand would also jump ship to the new network.
Back at FX, the network announced that they have renewed the Timothy Olyphant starrer Justified for a fifth season of 13 episodes, set to air in January 2014. The series is a FX Productions/Sony Pictures Television Production. Also announced at the upfront is that FX will ramp up its drama output from three series to seven and that the network’s first event series will be the newly green-lit Fargo based on the late 90′s film of the same name. The network also confirmed that their newest drama series The Bridge will bow in July, while the third season of American Horror Story (subtitled American Horror Story: Coven) will premiere in October. The network also confirmed that they remained committed to the comedy genre and in addition to airing new episodes of Anger Management and Wilfred they will also develop new series targeting the A18-49 demo.