In case you haven't been paying attention, basic-cable network FX has quietly become of the best on television. The net has led the charge of ad-supported cable networks producing quality original programming, leaving major networks fearing for their livelihoods -- and they should continue to stay scared.
FX has announced its fall schedule, and it's good news for fans of hedonistic plastic surgeons, gruff Harley riders, and immoral bar owners.
The fall season kicks off with the second season of Sons of Anarchy, which debuts on September 8 at 10 p.m. The drama follows the exploits of the SAMCRO motorcycle club and all its rough-and-tumble riders. New cast members this year include Henry Rollins (Black Flag!) and Adam Arkin. Season two is set for 13 episodes.
Next up for FX is the fifth season of raunchy comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, dropping September 17. Charlie, Dennis, Sweet Dee, and Mac will continue to push the envelope of what's acceptable (and simultaneously hilarious) as the idiotic and self-serving owners of Paddy's Pub in the city of Brotherly Love. Sunny's fifth season is scheduled for a dozen episodes.
Finally, Nip/Tuck -- from Glee creator Ryan Murphy -- gets its second-to-last season underway in October (a firm debut date will be announced later). Plastic surgeons Sean McNamara and Christian Troy continue to do their cut-and-paste thing in Los Angeles, with guest stars Mario Lopez, Vanessa Redgrave, and Rose McGowan dropping by for a lift or two. Expect 10 episodes in Nip/Tuck's sixth season.
Which show are you most excited for?