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Topic: FX

The Not-So-Funny State of TV Comedy

These are grim times for the sitcom, but networks remain optimistic

Over the past dozen years of taping Two and a Half Men on Stage 26 on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif., Jon Cryer had grown to dread the…

Movie Stars From Iconic Scenes Stare Right at You in FX's Intense, Eerie Promos

Neat trick by Imaginary Forces

How would you feel if, during high-tension moments in your favorite movies, the cameras cut to slow motion and the lead actors turned to stare right at you? Now you might…

FX Wants to Be the ‘Best’ Channel on TV, Not the Highest-Rated One

CEO stands behind lesser-viewed gems like Louie and The Americans

FX is now the No. 4 cable network when it comes to 18-49-year-olds, up from sixth place a year ago. While many networks in its position would be gunning for…

The Long, Strange, Impossible Journey That Brought Archer to Television

Creator Adam Reed's story is as odd and surprising as any given episode

Really, the best way to get a gig that eventually lands you in the driver's seat of the funniest show on TV is to walk into Turner headquarters in Atlanta…

Which Networks Made the Naughty and Nice Lists This Year?

You better watch Scorpion, you better not cry...

As Dec. 25 approaches, parents are warning children to make sure they end up on Santa's nice list, and stay far away from his naughty list. But what if the…

How The Simpsons Saved FXX

The year-old network was on the skids until this summer's mega-marathon

When FX Networks CEO John Landgraf sealed the deal last November to secure exclusive cable, VOD and non-linear rights to The Simpsons for his fledgling cable network FXX, he was…

The Creators of High Maintenance Tell Us Why Vimeo, Why Not FX and What to Expect From Branded Weed

New episodes available this week

High Maintenance made headlines last spring when it became the first original content to be funded by the video-sharing service Vimeo. The critically acclaimed Web series, which revolves around a…

Why a Great Second Season Is Often Too Late to Save a Struggling Show

FX had to dynamite The Bridge. Could S.H.I.E.L.D. be next?

Very few TV series emerge fully formed. Most shows take at least a season to figure themselves and their characters out, or to course-correct after a rocky beginning. Often by…

Ghouls Rule in This Week's Nielsen TV Twitter Ratings

Walking Dead and Freak Show lead the pack

In the runup to Halloween, it seems natural that Twitterphiles would be commenting on America’s two most frightening TV series. And true to form, the Sunday night time slot once again…

Walking Dead, Killer Clown Top TV Twitter Ratings

Scandal runs a distant third in Nielsen top 10

Twitter users turned their attention away from Scandal and Washington D.C machinations to zombies and freak shows in this week’s Twitter TV top ten list provided by Nielsen. AMC’s The…

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