Look, everyone's been busy this summer stocking up on back-to-school sales on paste (so delicious), so we all have an excuse for not keeping up on the teeny-tiny bits of unofficial news that have trickled out over the last few months. FX knows this, so the network decided to remind us of when its fall shows will return with an official announcement of premiere dates for shows like Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Things start off in a week when Jax Teller and the rest of the hairy members of SAMCRO (minus all the ones that died last season) return for Season 5 of Sons of Anarcy on September 11 at 10pm. The season premiere will be a 90-minute episode that will keep you revved up until 11:30pm, way past my bed time! Damn you, Kurt Sutter!
After the fall premiere of The Ultimate Fighter Fridays on September 14, FX takes a chill pill until mid-October, when It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, and Brand X with Russell Brand return on October 11 starting at 10pm. Rumor has it that in the new season of It's Always Sunny, Sweet Dee gets addicted to online computer games, and I'm sure The League will compare not getting laid by the wife to Maurice Jones-Drew's holdout.
And finally, American Horror Story: Asylum's premiere date of October 17—which began showing up in trailers late last week—has been double-confirmed. This time, the spooks will be set in a mental institution in 1964 and the cast is full of even more awesome people.
For those of you who prefer fewer words and more properly laid-out schedule thingies, here you go!
FX's 2012 Fall Premiere Dates
Sons of Anarchy, 10pm
The Ultimate Fighter Fridays, 9pm
American Horror Story: Asylum, 10pm