FX, FXX, and OLN Announce 2016 Mid-Season Premieres
Boasting some of the biggest names in the biz, FX, FXX, and OLN are ringing in the New Year right with a lineup of this season’s most anticipated new series and returning favourites. Follow Chip Baskets on his journey to become a French clown, and revisit the O.J. Simpson trial from the perspective of the lawyers with the series premieres of Baskets and American Crime Story:The People v. O.J. Simpson, respectively, on FX; unwind with new side-splitting seasons of hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Man Seeking Woman on FXX; and get up close and personal with some of the weirdest and wildest insects on the planet with a new season of Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan on OLN.
Please see below broadcast details for the FX, FXX, and OLN 2016 winter premieres.
Thursday, Jan. 21
: Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings), beginning Jan. 21
From executive producers Louis C.K. (Louie), Zach Galifianakis (Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis), and Jonathan Krisel ( Portlandia, Saturday Night Live, Man Seeking Woman), comes the new half-hour comedy series, Baskets. Chip Baskets (Galifianakis) wants to follow his dream of being a French clown – only reality keeps interfering. Saddled with financial difficulties and facing an impenetrable language barrier, he moves back home to Bakersfield, California with high hopes. There, he is forced to confront his past while working as a rodeo clown and competing with his siblings for his mother's approval and affection.
Tuesday, Feb. 2
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson
: Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings), beginning Feb. 2
Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, the new limited series from executive producer Ryan Murphy ( American Horror Story franchise, Scream Queens) is a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers. It explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt. The series boasts an all-star cast, including Cuba Gooding Jr. (Selma) as O.J. Simpson, John Travolta (The Forger) as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer ( Friends) as defense attorney Robert Kardashian, Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story franchise) as prosecutor Marcia Clark, Courtney B. Vance (Flashforward) as defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, and Bruce Greenwood (The Captive) as Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti. Sterling Brown (Army Wives), Nathan Lane (Modern Family), Kenneth Choi (Sons of Anarchy), and Christian Clemenson ( CSI: Miami) also star.
Wednesday, Jan. 6
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
: Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings), beginning Jan. 6
**Season 11 Premiere**
Get ready for more misguided dreams leading to blundered schemes from everyone’s favourite bar owners. Last season, the gang crushed Wade Boggs’ cross-country flight drinking record, killed Mac’s dad, and started a cult. This season, the gang – Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Kaitlin Olson), and Frank (Danny Devito) – got involved in even more insane adventures, including a move to the suburbs, shooting a smut film, defending themselves in court, and playing another deranged round of the legendary board game Chardee MacDennis.
Man Seeking Woman : Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings), beginning Jan. 6
**Season 2 Premiere**
Man Seeking Woman’s surreal new season about the life-and-death stakes of dating follows Josh Greenberg (Jay Baruchel) as he soldiers through foolish texts, awkward dates, cloning disasters, man-on-car sex, hundreds of deaths, and, worst of all, a season-long love triangle with his best friend, Mike (Eric Andre). The series also stars Britt Lower as Liz, Josh’s intimidating older sister.
Tuesday, Jan. 5
Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan
: Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Jan. 5
**OLN Original Series**
**Season 3 Premiere**
Exploring some of the most remote corners of the globe – Bolivia, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, and the Philippines, just to name a few – the series follows actor Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings) as he takes viewers along on an intimate, action-packed quest to get up close and personal with some of the weirdest and wildest creatures alive. This season, Monaghan expands his quests to include some of the most rare and life-threatening creatures on the planet, including the Indian Cobra, the flying lizard, giant whale sharks, and the rare and very creepy Aye-aye of Madagascar.