FX “The Americans” Season 3: The next move in Philip and Elizabeth’s spy game

FX The Americans Season 3

ALSO SEE: NBC’s Allegiance is not FX’s The Americans … maybe Keri Russell talks about The Americans Season 2 5 Questions With Noah Emmerich of FX’s The Americans Prized KGB assets Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) will have the heat turned up on them as FX’s Cold War spy drama The Americans returns for Season 3 on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10pm ET/PT. Philip and Elizabeth will be more focused on parenting this season, and they’ll have conflicts over the decision to groom their daughter Paige (Holly Taylor) for KGB service by orders of the Center. Putting … Continue reading

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“Justified” begins its final season tonight

"Justified" begins its final season tonight

The sixth and final season of FX’s acclaimed drama Justified begins tonight. It looks to be a thrilling farewell, as over the course of the last season, the long-brewing conflict between Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) and Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) finally comes to a head. In the season premiere episode, “Fate’s Right Hand,” Raylan guides Ava (Joelle Carter) through the process of informing on Boyd and tries to turn Boyd’s old ally Dewey Crowe against him as well, all while Boyd works to pull off a daring heist right under Raylan’s nose. On Jan. 27, “Cash Game” finds Raylan’s investigation bringing him … Continue reading

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TCA: FX orders Pamela Adlon comedy “Better Things”

FX TCA

At the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions, announced that the network has ordered the comedy pilot Better Things, created by and starring Pamela Adlon (Louie, Californiation, Bob’s Burgers) and directed by Louis C.K. In Better Things, Adlon plays an actor trying to earn a living while navigating her daughters’ lives, having fun with friends, and occasionally finding time for sex. Several other announcements, reactions, renewals, comments and more as eloquently tweeted by my fine colleagues while I was in an interview with Billy Crystal and Josh Gad (more on that later). … Continue reading

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“Archer” redecorates for Season 6 on FX

Archer Season 6

Big changes are in store for Sterling Archer (voice of H. Jon Benjamin) as animated spy comedy Archer returns for Season 6 on FX Thursday, Jan. 8, at 10pm ET/PT. Season 5 dropped two big bombs on Archer, as Malory (voice of Jessica Walter) was discovered to be working for the CIA and Archer was discovered to be the father of Lana’s (voice of Aisha Tyler) baby. The International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) name will get thrown out this season due to the agency’s office redecoration and some unfortunate real-world events. In the Season 6 premiere, “The Holdout,” Archer must … Continue reading

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John Travolta will star in FX’s “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson”

John Travolta will star in FX's "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"

In his first television starring role since Welcome Back, Kotter, John Travolta has been cast as defense attorney Robert Shapiro in the upcoming FX miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. Travolta will also serve as a producer of the 10-part series. As Robert Shapiro, John Travolta portrays a man who was a key member of O.J. Simpson’s “Dream Team” during the murder trial that captivated the nation. Travolta joins a cast including David Schwimmer as O.J. Simpson’s confidant and attorney Robert Kardashian, Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, and Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark. The miniseries is based on the book … Continue reading

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FXM airing New Year’s Day marathon of “Fargo” series

FXM airing New Year's Day marathon of "Fargo" series

In case you missed the outstanding Fargo limited series that aired on FX last year, you’ll have a chance to catch up with the first installment (the series has been renewed) during a marathon of all 10 episodes airing Jan. 1 beginning at 2pm ET on FXM. The first two episodes will air commercial-free, and additional episodes will air with limited commercial interruptions. An adaptation of the classic Academy Award winning feature film of the same title by Joel & Ethan Coen, Fargo featured an all-new “true crime” story and followed a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder … Continue reading

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“Sons of Anarchy” roars to its series finale

"Sons of Anarchy" roars to its series finale

From the start, fans of Kurt Sutter’s ultraviolent, uber-addictive FX motorcycle drama Sons of Anarchy have been as devoted as a real-life band of bikers, hashing out unexpected deaths, curious casting (Lea Michele?), unfathomable Emmy snubs … and, well, those unfortunate few moments when it actually seemed like Jax himself, Charlie Hunnam, might do the Fifty Shades of Grey flick (whew!). Now the day that SAMCRO fans have been dreading is here, as the show reaches the end of its bloody ride to tonight’s three-hour series finale, “Papa’s Goods,” written and directed by Sutter. And with the Sons of Anarchy … Continue reading

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FX and FXX set return dates for Archer, The Americans, It’s Always Sunny and more

FX Archer, The Americans, Justified

FX and FXX set return dates for Archer, The Americans, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Justified and more in January 2015. American Horror Story: Freak Show will return for its final three episodes, and FXX will premiere the new comedy series Man Seeking Woman starring Jay Baruchel. FX and FXX January 2015 Premiere dates: American Horror Story: Freak Show: Returns for final three new episodes beginning Jan. 7 at 10pm ET/PT, culminating in the season finale Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 10pm ET/PT Archer Season 6: Premieres Thursday, Jan. 8, at 10pm ET/PT on FX It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season … Continue reading

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American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson answers our 7 questions

American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson answers our 7 questions

Sarah Paulson has been pulling double duty in American Horror Story: Freak Show (Wednesdays on FX) playing conjoined twins Bette and Dot — two characters, Paulson tells us, that have proved to be her most challenging role to date. “What I’ve already got to do in the first three episodes, there’s just nowhere else I would have done any of it — any of it — ever!” Paulson tells us, early into shooting. “There are up to 22 people working on every single shot that I am in. It’s very, very labor intensive, both for me physically and for the … Continue reading

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Interview: Two heads are better than one for Sarah Paulson in “American Horror Story: Freak Show”

Sarah Paulson in American Horror Story-Freak Show

Last season’s Supreme, Sarah Paulson, has double duty in his go-round of American Horror Story playing conjoined twins Bette and Dot — two characters, Paulson tells us, that have proved to be her most challenging role to date.  American Horror Story: Freak Show debuts on FX Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 10pm ET/PT. “What I’ve already got to do in the first three episodes, there’s just nowhere else I would have done any of it — any of it — ever!” Paulson tells us. “We all know that I don’t have two heads, so how we are achieving this is very … Continue reading

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