FX Canada announces programming highlights
Rogers Media today announced the highlights of its programming line-up for FX Canada which launches at the end of this month.
Kicking off launch night on the Canadianized version of Fox Entertainment’s FX Channel will be a new show called American Horror Story, a “psycho-sexual thriller” from the producers of Nip/Tuck and Glee, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
Other new shows include: Wilfred, the third season of The League, Terriers and season two of Louie. The station will also run past seasons of FX programs such as the Sons of Anarchy. The newest seasons of Sons will remain on Super Channel.
The following is an overview of the new shows announced today.
American Horror Story
American Horror Story revolves around the Harmons, a family of three who move from Boston to Los Angeles as a means to reconcile their past. They take up residence in a stately 1920s mansion that hides dark secrets within its walls. Having suffered through a miscarriage and marital infidelity, former cellist Vivien (Connie Britton), her husband Ben (Dylan McDermott), a psychiatrist, and their troubled teenage daughter, Violet (Taissa Fermiga), attempt to put the dark memories of their past behind them. While Ben begins treating a new patient, Violet struggles to fit in at school and Vivien occupies her time uncovering a bizarre mural she’s discovered underneath the wallpaper.
American Horror Story premieres Monday, Oct. 31 at 9pm ET/PT.
Wilfred is a half-hour, live-action comedy about Ryan (Elijah Wood, The Lord of the Rings), a young man struggling unsuccessfully to make his way in the world until he forms a unique friendship with Wilfred (Jason Gann, The Wedge), his neighbour’s canine pet. Everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, but Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit.
Wilfred premieres Monday, Oct. 31 at 11pm ET/PT.
The League Season #3
The League is a half-hour comedy about male friendship, marriage, parenting, suburbia and growing up – or refusing to grow up – through a circle of friends in a fantasy football league. The League premieres Monday, Oct. 31 at 11:30pm ET/PT (10:30CT, 9:30MT)
Hank Dolworth (Donal Logue, Life) is a retired cop turned low-rent private investigator. His constant need to protect the people he cares about leads him to uncover a scandal that brings him more trouble than he anticipated.
Britt Pollack (Micheal Raymond-James, True Blood) is a former petty thief who gave up his life of crime to be with his girlfriend, Katie (Laura Allen, Dirt). Together, they team up to launch an unlicensed private investigation business. The duo, both struggling with maturity issues, solves crimes while avoiding danger and responsibility.
Terriers premieres Monday, Nov. 7 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 8MT)
Louie Season 2
Louie is filtered through the observational humour of comedian Louis C.K. (Parks and Recreation). Loosely based on his own life as a successful stand-up comedian and a newly single father raising two daughters in New York City, each episode of Louie puts a spotlight on his everyday ordeals, his quest to find love and his pursuit of humor. The single-camera comedy is shot entirely in New York and features a unique mix of Louis C.K.’s stand-up comedy and scripted shorts.
Louie premieres this winter.
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