FX Networks is responsible for hit shows like "Rescue Me" and "Sons of Anarchy," and Rogers Media recently announced that they're joining forces with the American company and to launch FX Canada.
"FX complements Rogers Media's strong portfolio of broadcast assets such as Citytv, OLN and Rogers Sportsnet, and showcases our commitment to building upon our television business," said Scott Moore, President of Broadcasting for Rogers Media Inc., in an official press release. "There is a strong appetite in Canada for FX's content and Rogers is thrilled to bring this award-winning programming to Canada. In addition to delivering FX's unique content, the launch of FX Canada provides an additional outlet for Rogers Media to strategically invest in top tier home-grown series over time."
Some of FX's original programming that will be a part of the FX Canada schedule includes the highly-anticipated new drama series "American Horror Story," directed by Ryan Murphy and starring Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, and Denis O'Hare; the hit comedy series "Wilfred" starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann; current season episodes of the hit comedy "The League"; and the Emmy-nominated comedy "Louie," starring Louis C.K.
Golden Globe-winning drama "Sons of Anarchy," "Lights Out" and "Terriers" will also be on the line-up. Additional details, including a programming grid that will be unique to Canada, will be announced closer to launch, which is scheduled for November 1st.
"Canadian viewers and television journalists have been inquiring for years about the lack of full availability of FX's great original series in Canada. In response to their fervent desire we felt the next step was to establish a dedicated home for our shows and for the FX brand in Canada," said Eric Schrier, Executive Vice President of FX Productions and Head of Series Development for FX. "We are thrilled to have found a partner in Rogers Media that has as great a passion for FX as we do, and the wherewithal to bring us into their market."