FX Sets Return Dates for Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story, and It's Always Sunny

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


September 11
Sons of Anarchy, 10pm


September 14
The Ultimate Fighter Fridays, 9pm


October 11
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 10pm
The League, 10:30pm
Brand X with Russell Brand, 11pm


October 17
American Horror Story: Asylum, 10pm



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Anyway, I'm looking forward to Brand X as I thought last season was pretty good, but the last 2 episodes toyed too much with a format that was barely working to begin with, so they need to get their heads on straight or I'll drop fast.



It's Always Sunny is the other one I'm looking forward to, but it's going to be hard to top last season with CharDee MacDennis: The Game of Games. That was possibly my favorite episode of the series.
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That's weird, Archer isn't on this list but it was set for Sept 15th last I heard.
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where the hell is archer? :O
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SOA, can't wait.

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I can't wait for new episodes of AHS! I just got the DVD of season 1 and I'm re-watching before the premier of Asylum. I wonder though how the anthology style will work. I work nights at Dish and will miss the premier but I'm ready: I have the new Hopper DVR. It's got 2000 hours of available recording; I will definitely be recording every episode of AHS I can get. It isn't deep in its message some have even called it garbage. But I like the fact the first one did not solely rely on blood and gore in order to scare.
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Looks like they're setting it up for a Halloween screening of AHS.
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ugh october 11 come to me please
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I'll just be watching AHS:A. I'm actually a little surprised they didn't wait 2 more weeks and premiere it on Halloween instead
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The second or third episode is supposed to be slotted as a Halloween Special from what I've heard.
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Bet they have a really fantastic halloween show planned that needs us to know the characters to appreciate it's full awesomeness. I'm super pumped.
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OCTOBER 11th! Ugh, I can't wait that long for my CharDee MacDennis fix. Somebody shoot me in the head, right now.
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working on your honeymoon tim? smh that's dedication
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I'm looking forward to SoA, even if that finale was a big cop out. I've invested a lot of time with these characters, so no way I would stop watching. Don't murder me Mate, but I'm looking forward to AHS: Asylum. It's a garbage show, but I think it's a fun garbage show that suits wackjob Ryan Murphy.
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No way Nick. I like your commentary on the shows that I do watch. I understand how people could like AHS. I really do. It just isn't for me. It of course is escapist garbage but for me it was just garbage. I won't be watching the new season. But I hope it is what everyone is hoping that it is. To me however, it seems like they are putting too many people in it and it is going to suffer for it.



I completely agree with you on SOA, after last season I really don't want to watch this season. But I, as you, have put a lot of time into the characters and the show. So i will see it through. I hope Sutter makes violating the ethos of the show worth it.
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That's cool Mate, I appreciate it. I don't think there was a commenter on this site that showed as much disdain for AHS as you did, that's why I keep name dropping you in articles related to the show. I'll cut that out though, I don't want to come off as too annoying and repetitive.



As for SoA, I really hope we don't spend a whole season building up to an event and not see that event go through. The story demanded for Clay to die among other things, and Sutter took the easy way out. Opie shoot Clay at point blank and he lives? Come on! Speaking of demands, I demand he stop putting musical montages in every fucking episode. Other than that, I'm looking forward to seeing Jimmy Smits and Harold Perrineau.
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It is kind of fun though. Maybe I will catch one or two episodes of AHS if only to rip it to shreds like last year. I really truly hated it, like no other show I have watched. There should always be a balance to the review comments. So when the majority likes it so much. I try to point out everything wrong with it. Which was a lot. I am not sure i could watch the show this year. Part of my Phd I had to spend some time working in an Asylum, so I am sure i would pick that aspect apart, even if it is set in the 50's or whatever.



But as a fan of the though I have to ask. Do you think all of these stars coming into the show is going to be too much. Even non actors like the Maroon 5 guy? It too me seems like a lot, even for an asylum.



But SOA. your thoughts mimic my own. The only thing that I can say without going on and on about it. Is that it was such a disappointing ending. Not only with Clay getting to live. But the CIA sweeping in to make everything ok. That just seemed like another odd ending. I also have to agree about the musical montages. I understand that the soundtrack has a huge following on Itunes. But I agree, enough is enough. Jimmy Smits and Perrineau are a good edition and I look forward to their plot. But like I said below. Every moment Clay is on screen, for me, lessens the quality of the show.
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I think it all comes down to how the show utilizes all these characters, though I can't put too much faith in that since this is Ryan Murphy we're talking about, whose name should be an antonym for focus and coherence. We'll, see how it goes. There were a lot of characters that came and went last season.
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Finally.
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Ugh, Oct 11 seems too far away for laughs =(



Glad Sons of Anarchy is starting up soon. Like Mate, that season finale was such a disappointment... still love the show though. Hopefully this season is written as well as (most of) last season.
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What will I be watching from FX? Everything that is scripted (watched The League over the summer..love it) So..Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story, The League, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
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SOA better be good this season. Sutter has a lot to make up for. And every moment Clay is on screen is an affront to the quality show that the had built.



Can't wait to see what the League comes up with this season.



I also agree with waltmor, FX's lineup is increasingly become stagnant. They need something new. That isn't a BS family drama disguised as a horror show.
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I love all these shows, but they're really all just prequel until Archer comes back
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Hey FX and Bell! Get your shit together and start offering FX on Bell TV in Canada eh!?
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It doesn't look like FX Canada will air It's Always Sunny anyway, so no hurry for my cable provider to pick it up.
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I love FX but their line-up is becoming stagnant. I wish they'd expand to new nights with new series and build up a bigger repertoire.
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