FX aims young with new channel
FX is spinning off a new cable network aimed at young adult viewers.
Launching Sept. 2, FXX will join big brother FX along with the movie-oriented FXM.
All three networks will share the same sensibility, FX Networks president John Landgraf said in making the announcement Thursday.
The lineup for FXX will consist of original series, movies and acquired series targeting adults 18 to 34, a slightly younger demographic than the 18-to-49 audience FX attracts, Landgraf said.
FXX will initially be available in 74 million TV homes.
The new channel will be anchored by the comedies “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “The League,” two veteran series that originated on FX.
In addition, “Legit” will move to FXX, as well as the FX late-night series “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.”