FX and FXX Announce 2017 Mid-Season Premieres
TORONTO (December 22, 2016) Resolve to watch better television this New Year with FX and FXX’s premium mid-season lineups, featuring the season’s most-anticipated new dramas and returning comedy favourites, beginning January 4.
On FX, Legion, a co-production with Marvel Television, brings viewers a new take on the world of X-Men, as a schizophrenic patient is confronted with the possibility that the voices and visions he experiences may be real; Tom Hardy’s Taboo takes viewers on an action-packed journey back to 1814 as a man long believed to be dead returns home to rebuild his life; and Emmy®-nominated actor Louie Anderson is back as everyone’s favourite TV mom in Season 2 of Baskets.
On FXX, the gang returns, and Frank resurfaces, for Season 12 of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia; and Josh (Jay Baruchel) rides the long-term relationship rollercoaster on Season 3 of Man Seeking Woman.
Please see below broadcast details for FX and FXX 2017 Winter premieres.
Tuesday, Jan. 10
Taboo: Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings), beginning Jan. 10
Set in 1814, the series follows James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy, Mad Max: Fury Road), a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice, and, with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder, and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.
Thursday, Jan. 19
Baskets: Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings), beginning Jan. 19
**Season 2 Premiere**
In Season 2, the Baskets family is at its most fragile. Losing his wife and his rodeo job, Chip (Zach Galifianakis) jumps on a train to get the hell out of Bakersfield, but a gang of gutter punks, the police, and a sudden death drag him right back into the drama he tried to escape. Dale’s (also played by Galifianakis) marriage crumbles as his unrequited love affair with Martha (Martha Kelly) deepens, and Christine (Louie Anderson), who dedicated her life to her sons with little affection in return, takes her own happiness into consideration for once and finds romance along the way.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
Legion: Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings), beginning Feb. 8
Based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, Legion is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza, Parks and Recreation), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. The pleasant numbness of David’s routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller, Fargo). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which David must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real.
Wednesday, Jan. 4
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings), beginning Jan. 4
**Season 12 Premiere**
Dennis (Glenn Howerton) and Sweet Dee (Kaitlin Olson) are less than thrilled by the resurfacing of their loathsome father, Frank (Danny DeVito), even though he comes with a small fortune he made in the construction business. Mac (Rob McElhenney) and Charlie (Charlie Day), on the other hand, are quick to try and use Frank and his money to their advantage, leaving Dennis and Dee outnumbered and left to their own unsavoury devices. Meanwhile, the gang goes to a waterpark, deals with a Wolf Cola PR nightmare, and actually spends a whole day tending bar!
Man Seeking Woman: Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings), beginning Jan. 4
**Season 3 Premiere**
Josh Greenberg (Jay Baruchel) has battled a lot in his quest for love – including flesh-eating monsters and homicidal aliens – but this season, he faces his toughest challenge yet: a serious, long-term relationship. Together, Josh and Lucy (recurring guest star Katie Findlay, How to Get Away with Murder) will take on anniversaries, merging friend groups, ruthless drug lords, friendly forest creatures, student loans, and even God himself. In order to make it, they’ll have to work together and learn to live their lives as a team.
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