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Encyclopedia > FX (TV network)
FX
Launched June 1, 1994
Owned by News Corporation
Formerly called fX, FX: Fox Gone Cable
Website fxnetwork.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 248
Dish Network Channel 136
SKY Italia Channel 113
SKY Brazil Channel 47
Cable
Available on most cable systems Check Local Listings for channels

FX (for Fox eXtended Networks) is the name of a number of related subscription TV channels owned by News Corporation's Fox Entertainment Group. The network's most popular shows are the Emmy-nominated trio of The Shield, Nip/Tuck, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Rescue Me. Series introduced in 2007 include Dirt, The Riches, and Damages. The network mainly consists of programming originally aired on FOX in the 1990s and 2000s. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links FX_logo. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1994 in television involved some significant events. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an Australian media conglomerate company and one of the worlds largest. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... SKY Italia is an Italian digital satellite television platform owned by News Corporation. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an Australian media conglomerate company and one of the worlds largest. ... Fox Entertainment Group is an American entertainment industry company that owns film studios and terrestrial, cable, and direct broadcast satellite television properties. ... An Emmy Award. ... This article is about the TV series. ... Nip/Tuck is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television medical drama series created by Ryan Murphy for FX Networks. ... Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia is an American comedy series created by Rob McElhenney and developed by McElhenney and Glenn Howerton. ... Rescue Me is a critically-praised American television drama that premiered on the FX Network in 2004. ... Dirt is an FX drama television series that premiered on January 2, 2007. ... The Riches (also spelt The Rı¢hes in promotional material) is an Emmy Award-nominated FX television series starring Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver. ... Damages is an American legal drama television series. ... This article is about the animal. ...

Contents

Programming

Main article: List of programs broadcast by FX

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History

fX (1994-1997)

fX logo, 1994–1997

The first fX channel was launched in the United States on June 1, 1994. Broadcasting from a large "apartment" in Manhattan, fX ushered in a new era of interactive television, but did not exist long enough to see the eventual success of such interactivity. The network centered around original programming, broadcast live every day from the "fX Apartment", and rebroadcasts of kitschy shows from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The original logo of the fX Network. ... The original logo of the fX Network. ... For other uses, see Logo (disambiguation). ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1994 in television involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


fX had two taglines: "TV Made Fresh Daily" and "The World's First Living Television Network". The "f" was lower-case to portray a type of relaxed friendliness. The "X" was upper-case and represented the network's roots: the crossing spotlights of the 20th Century Fox logo. Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ...


The network prided itself on its interactivity with viewers. fX, in 1994, was the first television network to openly embrace e-mail and the World Wide Web as methods of feedback. Most of the shows would feature instant responses to e-mailed questions, and one show (Backchat) was exclusively devoted to responding to viewer mail, whether e-mailed or mailed traditionally. Select viewers were allowed to spend a day at the "apartment" and take part in all of the network's shows. The year 1994 in television involved some significant events. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... WWWs historical logo designed by Robert Cailliau The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web) is a system of interlinked, hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. ... Backchat was a half-hour television show on FX which ran through the mid 1990s right after the networks inception. ...


fX's viewer base was very loyal, but the budget was simply too high for the clearance the network was receiving. Ironically, the first incarnation of fX was not even available on the local cable system in New York City, where programming originated. During the time the network launched in the mid-1990s, cable systems around the United States were upgrading their infrastructures to increase channel capacity and were not regularly adding channels until these upgrades were complete. The same problem plagued Fox News Channel around its early 1996 launch. “Fox News” redirects here. ...


The live shows were cancelled one-by-one until only Personal fX remained. Breakfast Time was moved to the FOX network and renamed FOX After Breakfast in mid-1996. It never found a substantial audience and was cancelled less than a year later. Eventually, all live programming with the exception of Personal fX was dropped and the network focused entirely on its classic television shows until its relaunch in mid-1997. Personal fX remained on the refocused FX until May 1, 1998. The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1996. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1997. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1998 in television involved some significant events. ...


fX's first venture into live sports was in gaining the live broadcast rights to the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, purchased from Fox, who at the time had the NHL rights. In response to this, Sports Illustrated described the deal as "giving [the rights] to an unproven cable-box channel that fills its airtime with reruns of Vega$." fX also aired some Major League Baseball Division Series games in 1996. The first World Cup of Hockey (WCH), or 1996 World Cup of Hockey, replaced the Canada Cup as the premier championship for professional ice hockey. ... FOX NHL Saturday (or The NHL on FOX) is a former TV show that televised National Hockey League games on the Fox Broadcasting Company and produced by Fox Sports. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Vega$ was a TV show that aired on ABC between 1978 and 1981. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... In baseball, the Division Series is the official name for the first round of the Major League Baseball playoffs. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ...


Fox Gone Cable (1997-2001)

fX was relaunched as 'FX: Fox Gone Cable' in early 1997, targeting men aged 18 to 49. The network is known for original drama series and NASCAR programming. This is a list of television-related events in 1997. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ...


During the first few years after its relaunch, FX was known for little else than airing reruns of such Fox shows as The X-Files and Married... with Children, as well as 20th Century Fox shows such as M*A*S*H and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Soon after its relaunch, the tagline "Fox Gone Cable" was dropped. The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... The X-Files is an American Peabody and Emmy Award-winning science fiction television series created by Chris Carter, which first aired on September 10, 1993, and ended on May 19, 2002. ... Married… with Children was a long-running American sitcom about a dysfunctional family living in Chicago. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, inspired by the 1968 novel M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker (penname for H. Richard Hornberger) and its sequels, but primarily by the 1970 film MASH, and influenced by the... For other uses, see Buffy the Vampire Slayer (disambiguation). ...


Post-"Fox Gone Cable" Years (2002-present)

In recent years, however, the network has emerged as a major force in original cable programming, gaining both acclaim and notoriety for edgy dramas. This began in 2002 with the release of its breakout hit, The Shield, a police drama that took viewers and critics by surprise with its extreme graphic content. This trend continued the following year with Nip/Tuck, which chronicles the world of plastic surgery, and the Denis Leary-helmed Rescue Me, about FDNY firemen and their lives and in 2007 with Dirt, a show starring Courteney Cox about a ruthless tabloid editor who seeks out the truth. Unlike many broadcast networks, FX is willing to take risks with their programming and push the envelope of what can be shown on television, having high, TV-MA ratings. Opinions on these shows are mixed. Some organizations, like the American Family Association, have asked advertisers to boycott these shows due to their graphic content.[1] However, the shows are also critically acclaimed for their strong storylines and characters. The year 2002 in television involved some significant events. ... This article is about the TV series. ... Nip/Tuck is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television medical drama series created by Ryan Murphy for FX Networks. ... Denis Leary (born Denis Colin Leary on August 18, 1957) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated American actor, comedian, writer and director. ... Rescue Me is a critically-praised American television drama that premiered on the FX Network in 2004. ... The Fire Department, City of New York (FDNY) has the responsibility of protecting the New York Citys five boroughs from fires and fire hazards, as well as preventing disasters like The Station nightclub fire in nearby Rhode Island, and the trampling deaths at an overcrowded building in Chicago. ... Dirt is an FX drama television series that premiered on January 2, 2007. ... Courteney Bass Cox Arquette (born June 15, 1964) is an American actress and former fashion model, known for her role as Monica Geller in the hugely popular television sitcom Friends. ... The TV Parental Guidelines system was introduced on January 1, 1997 in the United States as a ratings system established for television programs to be screened for possibly offensive content. ... The American Family Association (AFA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes conservative Christian values. ... Look up Boycott in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Capitalizing on the success of the hit documentary Super Size Me, creator Morgan Spurlock launched a new series, 30 Days, on FX in June 2005. The series puts its subjects in situations uncomfortable to them for 30 days, such as making millionaires work for minimum wage, and having Christians live in a Muslim community. Super Size Me is an Academy Award-nominated 2004 documentary film, directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker. ... Morgan V. [1] Spurlock (born November 7, 1970) is an American independent documentary film director, TV producer, and screenwriter, known for the documentary film Super Size Me, in which he attempted to demonstrate the negative health effects of McDonalds food by eating nothing but McDonalds three times a day... 30 Days is a reality television show on FX, created and introduced by Morgan Spurlock. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in June June 27: Shelby Foote June 27: John T. Walton June 26: Richard Whiteley June 25: John Fiedler June 25: Chet Helms June 24: Paul Winchell June 21: Jaime Cardinal Sin June 20: Jack Kilby...


In the summer of 2005, FX debuted two new comedy series, Starved, about the daily lives of four friends with eating disorders who live in New York, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, about four people who own a bar in the titular city and somehow always wind up having comic misadventures, usually very un-PC. Both of these shows feature frank sexual dialogue and strong language, pitched as "The Dark Side of Comedy". While Starved gained low ratings and was derided by groups that sought to publicize eating disorders, being canceled after its first season, Sunny quickly became a critics' darling, consistently achieved high ratings and was picked up for a second season within days of its first season finale. An edited version of Sunny was aired by Fox for a three-episode run in the summer of 2006, in an effort to promote it on FX. The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ... Starved was a television comedy on the FX Network. ... Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia is an American comedy series created by Rob McElhenney and developed by McElhenney and Glenn Howerton. ... Political correctness is the alteration of language to redress real or alleged injustices and discrimination or to avoid offense. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ...


In 2006, FX debuted two new series, the reality television show Black. White. and the drama Thief but neither were picked up for a second season. // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... The Wurgel Family - Rose, Bruno, and Carmen The Sparks Family - Renee, Brian, and Nick Black. ... Thief was an FX Networks television drama which debuted on March 28, 2006. ...


FX continues to air dramatic original programming such as Dirt starring Courteney Cox and The Riches starring Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver. Dirt is an FX drama television series that premiered on January 2, 2007. ... Courteney Bass Cox Arquette (born June 15, 1964) is an American actress and former fashion model, known for her role as Monica Geller in the hugely popular television sitcom Friends. ... The Riches (also spelt The Rı¢hes in promotional material) is an Emmy Award-nominated FX television series starring Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver. ... Edward John Eddie Izzard (born February 7, 1962) is an English[1] stand-up comedian and actor, known for his cross-dressing. ... Minnie Driver (born Amelia Fiona J. Driver on 31 January 1971) is an Academy award nominated English actress and singer-songwriter, born in London to Ronnie Driver and his wife Gaynor. ...


As of 2007, the channel was available in 90.6 million U.S. homes. The year 2007 in television involves some significant events. ...


International

Australia

In 1995, fX launched in Australia, featuring classic TV series (often branded as "Golden Years of Television")


fXM was a nightly block of classic 20th Century Fox films, hosted by Bill Collins (often branded as "Bill Collins' Golden Years of Hollywood"). In late 1998 fX became FX, a channel aimed at women, featuring shows such as The View and Donny and Marie. In late 2000, FX was again rebranded, officially becoming "Australia's first TV channel for women". In 2004 it was renamed W as a way to make this focus more apparent. Bill Collins, the accurate one, as he was known, was a great racecaller of thoroughbred horseraces. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the talk show. ... Donny & Marie was a 1998 talk show hosted by Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... W is the name of an Australian television channel which broadcasts programs of special interest to women on the cable and satellite pay TV network, Foxtel. ...


Hong Kong

FX is available on Now TV's Channel 524 in Hong Kong The correct title of this article is . ...


Italy

FX launched a FX station in Spring of 2006 on SKY Italia satellite package and has reruns of TV shows such as CHiPs. CHiPs is an American television series produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios that aired on NBC from September 15, 1977 to July 17, 1983. ...


Latin America

Main article: FX Latin America

The FX Network Latin America, launched for 22 countries, is intended almost entirely for the male audience, as a counterpart of Fox Life, created for the female viewers. Also in mid to late 2005, FX launched the channel "FX Brasil" in Brazil. FX Latin America is a Latin American version of the popular American television network FX. World Wrestling Entertainment announced it will provide 208 hours of programming to FX Latin America from 2005 to 2007. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Fox Life is a television network, launched by the Fox Broadcasting Company, which airs across Latin America, Europe and Japan (where it broadcasts on high definition). ...


Singapore

FX was launched on StarHub Cable Vision's Channel 87, on February 1, 2007 at 6:00 A.M. (Singapore Time). StarHub Cable Vision is the sole cable television operator in Singapore. ...


Poland

FX will be launched at the end of 2007. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Portugal

FX launched on the TV Cabo satellite and cable platform in 26th of September 2007, along with FOX Crime. TV Cabo, a division of Portugal Telecom, is the main cable television provider of Portugal. ... Fox Crime is a television network, launched by the Fox Broadcasting Company, which airs across several countries of Europe, such as Italy, Portugal and Bulgaria. ...


Romania

FX will be launched in 2008. 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Spain

FX currently airs as a youth block on FOX España on Saturdays from 23.30 CET.


UK & Ireland

Main article: FX (UK)

In autumn 2005 Fox International Channels (UK) Ltd applied for a broadcasting slot in the Swedish digital terrestrial television network for a service called "FX" [2]. This could hint a launch of the channel in Sweden or Scandinavia. When the recommendations were revealed in November 21, FX was not one of the ten recommended channels. As of November 2005, no further information has been revealed. FX is a British TV channel owned by Fox, launched in 2004 and originally branded as FX289 in reference to its Sky Digital EPG number. ...


See also

// 30 Days (2005-present) Damages (2007-present) Dirt (2007-present) DVD on TV Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005-present) Nip/Tuck (2003-present) Rescue Me (2004-present) The Riches (2007-present) The Shield (2002-present) Buffy the Vampire Slayer Dharma & Greg Fear Factor King of the Hill Malcolm... Fox Movie Channel, formerly fXM, is a television channel that concentrates on showing movies uncut and commercial-free. ... Fox Reality is a reality TV network on U.S. cable and satellite. ...

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