Ladies and Gentlemen, Step Right Up as FX Canada and FXX Unveil All-New Seasons of Premium Programming, Beginning Sept. 3
– FX Canada pulls back the curtain on Freak Show, the latest installment of Ryan Murphy’s award-winning series American Horror Story, debuting October 8 –
– Hit comedy series The League and Ali G: Rezurection return September 3 on FXX –
– FX Canada welcomes live NHL coverage on Saturday nights with Hockey Night in Canada, starting October 11 –
– Sons of Anarchy smuggles Season 5 onto the FX Canada lineup beginning September 9 –
TORONTO (August 13, 2014) This fall, audiences get a front-row seat to all-new seasons of the most buzz-worthy and critically acclaimed dramas and comedies, along with live NHL action, when they make their eagerly awaited debuts on FX Canada and FXX. Featured on the roster of must-see programming is a new edition of Ryan Murphy’s thrilling drama American Horror Story: Freak Show, new episodes of off-colour comedies The League and Ali G: Rezurection, returning biker drama Sons of Anarchy, and new NHL game coverage every Saturday night with the addition of Hockey Night in Canada.
American Horror Story (AHS) returns with an all-new gritty and gripping season, premiering Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings). Season 4, Freak Show, is set in 1950s Juniper, FL, and centers around one of the last remaining freak shows of the time.
From bearded ladies to Siamese twins, Freak Show features some of the series’ most familiar faces.
Emmy® Award-winning actress Jessica Lange returns as Elsa Mars, Academy Award® winner Kathy Bates plays Effil Darling, celebrated actress Angela Bassett is Desiree Dupree, Sarah Paulson will do double-duty as Siamese twins Bette and Dot Tattler, Evan Peters plays Jimmy Darling, and Emma Roberts is Maggie. Plus, AHS newcomer Michael Chiklis stars as Wendell Del Toredo, and joining the cast this season is John Carroll Lynch (Fargo), who will play a core villain.
But before viewers get their “freak” on, audiences are invited to ride until sundown with Season 5 of the dark motorcycle drama Sons of Anarchy, premiering Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings). Hailed as SAMCRO’s new president, Jax (Charlie Hunnam) must face the consequences of the club’s illicit deeds before it tears the gang apart. With the threat of RICO still looming, Jax must find a way to protect his family and save his club while a potent new enemy hits the scene.
Every Saturday night, beginning October 11 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT (check local listings), sports fans can catch host George Stroumboulopoulos, along with Ron MacLean and Don Cherry on Coach’s Corner, as part of an expanded Hockey Night in Canada, featuring twice as many Saturday night NHL games than ever before for Canadians.
FXX injects the funny into fall with Season 6 of the quick-witted comedy, The League, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings). The series follows old friends Kevin (Stephen Rannazzisi), Pete (Mark Duplass), Ruxin (Nick Kroll), Taco (Jon Lajoie), and Andre (Paul Scheer), who play in a fantasy football league together. Hilarity ensues as the gang uses every opportunity to make each other’s lives miserable in order to win the league trophy, the “Shiva.”
Immediately following The League, the laughs fill out the full hour, as Season 2 of satirical comedy Ali G: Rezurection premieres Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings). Starring Academy® and Emmy® Award nominated creator and writer Sacha Baron Cohen, the series features every episode of Da Ali G Show, many of which have never aired on North American television.
FX CANADA FALL 2014 PREMIERE DATES
All dates are subject to change. All times ET. (s) = simulcast
Tuesday, Sept. 9
10 p.m. – Sons of Anarchy, Season 5 **Ninety-minute premiere**
Wednesday, Oct. 8
10 p.m. – American Horror Story: Freak Show (s), Season 4
Saturday, Oct. 11
7 p.m. – NHL: Hockey Night in Canada **NEW to FX Canada**
FXX 2014 FALL 2014 PREMIERE DATES
All dates are subject to change. All times ET
Wednesday, Sept. 3
10 p.m. – The League (s), Season 6
10:30 p.m. – Ali G: Rezurection (s), Season 2
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FX Canada is a digital specialty channel that delivers critically-acclaimed dramas and hit comedies, including FX original series American Horror Story, Wilfred, The League, Lights Out, Terriers and Sons of Anarchy. Delivering compelling entertainment to Canadians, FX Canada’s unique content also features movies and original Canadian programming. FX Canada is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company.
FXX delivers provocative, non-traditional premium content geared towards a younger-skewing audience. The irreverent, smart, and subversive lineup includes a dynamic slate of FX original series, acquired movies and series, and original Canadian programs. Anchored by hit comedies such as It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Wilfred, and Ali G: Rezurection, FXX is also the home of new limited drama series Fargo. FXX and FX Canada are a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI), which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company.
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