Dynamic programming slate unveiled for premier specialty channel FX Canada, launching Oct. 31
– Highly-anticipated, new psycho-sexual thriller American Horror Story
programming lineup –
– Canadian debuts for critically-acclaimed original and acquired series –
– Special sneak preview of American Horror Story, Wilfred and The League on Citytv, October 24 –
TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2011 /CNW/ – Bold programming, blockbuster movies, breakout hits – destination viewing takes on a new meaning with the debut of FX Canada. Launching Monday, Oct. 31 at 9pm ET/PT (8CT, 7MT) with American Horror Story, the premium specialty channel will broadcast critically-acclaimed programming including FX acquired series, movies and original Canadian series.
“Showcasing world-class content, FX Canada is an example of our continued commitment to bringing Canadians the best television has to offer,” said Scott Moore, President of Broadcasting, Rogers Media. “With award-winning series, ground-breaking hits and unique content never before seen in Canada, we’re establishing FX Canada as a leading source for out-of-the-box, engaging and entertaining programming night after night.”
Headlining the launch of FX Canada is the highly-anticipated new drama series American Horror Story from the producers of Nip/Tuck and Glee, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Drawing an unprecedented 5 million viewers during the recent U.S. premiere on October 5, this provocative psycho-sexual thriller stars Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), Dylan McDermott (The Practice), Academy Award® winner Jessica Lange (Grey Gardens), Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under), Taissa Farmiga (Higher Ground) and Denis O’Hare (True Blood). In advance of the much-buzzed premiere, Citytv will broadcast a special sneak preview of American Horror Story on Monday, Oct. 24 at 9pm ET/PT, along with cheeky comedy series Wilfred at 10pm ET/PT and The League at 10:30pm ET/PT.
Other series included in the robust FX Canada schedule include current season episodes of the hit comedy The League; the Emmy® Award nominated comedy Louie, starring Louis C.K.; the first two seasons of the Golden Globe®-winning drama Sons of Anarchy; Lights Out; and Terriers.
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About FX Canada
FX Canada is a digital specialty channel that delivers critically-acclaimed dramas and hit comedies, including FX original series American Horror Story, Wilfred, The League, Lights Out, Terriers and Sons of Anarchy. Delivering compelling entertainment to Canadians, FX Canada’s unique content also features movies, and original Canadian programming. FX Canada is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company.