3 FX Shows That Pushed Boundaries Before Streaming Existed

Before OTT and streaming, certain cable series set a certain standard

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While HBO is credited with groundbreaking programming that changed television, it’s easy to forget that FX was there, too. It’s still changing television with shows like Atlanta, Pose, American Crime Story and Fosse/Verdon.

But when FX launched in 1994, it was the scrappy sister to the premium companies. That was back when all anyone knew about the channel was its tagline. Its first three series efforts—none of which you remember—were canceled within the year. But in 2002, FX hit its stride and began producing series that would become among the last of appointment TV before DVRs and Netflix.




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