FX May Split Into Two Networks: Where Would Louie, Justified, and Always Sunny Air?
You may have to reconfigure your TV listings this fall.
According to Broadcasting & Cable, Fox plans to split FX into two networks to expand its content. One network, which could be called “FXX” (not final yet, though), would reportedly target younger viewers and air the channel's comedic programming, like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Louie, and The League, plus movies and other relevant comedy content.
The split is reportedly planned for September, but afterward “FX” would continue to play its dramas, like Sons of Anarchy and Justified.
As the B&C story notes, "Splitting a network portfolio along drama/comedy lines has long been done by Turner Broadcasting, with TNT, which features drama, and its 'very funny' TBS. AMC Networks is following a similar strategy by having IFC focus on quirky comedies while it develops dramas for Sundance Channel."
What do you think of the network splitting up with itself?