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FX To Split Into Three Channels- Stupid Or Really Stupid?

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by LiddyRules, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/fx-officially-unveils-fxx-channel-to-launch-in-september/

    Even though they have a bunch of interesting sounding shows in the pipeline (including one from Charlie Kaufman) this sounds utterly ridiculous

     
  2. NuttyJim

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    really stupid.
     
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  3. Neon

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    Three seems they are spreading themselves a bit too thin. They should have done two initially and seen how it went.
     
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  4. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Especially considering how their movie offerings aren't exactly anything to write home about. The miniseries could have gone on FX Drama
     
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  5. luckie1710

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    This has been in the works for about 6 months now.

    Why did they do this move? Because NBC now has the EPL.

    So they are trying something different here. So Fox Soccer wouldnt really have much programming until the World Cup in 2018.
     
  6. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Yes. Making my DVR have a conniption while I have to travel to the 500s to catch Archer with the hopes that I have FOX Soccer on my line-up.
     
  7. Jacuzzi Billy

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    I guess this solves my problem of not having Fox Soccer in HD...sorta.
     
  8. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    No it doesn't. It means you won't get the FX shows in HD.
     
  9. luckie1710

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    They are in talks with the cable systems and have been in talks with them. This has coincided with making sure speed and fuel are grouped with the sports channels come launch time. They are doing the same with FXX.

    Maybe people should complain about that after the channel launches. ( If it hasnt changed by then ) Since so much is in flux now.
     
  10. luckie1710

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    What cable provider do you have?
     
  11. Jacuzzi Billy

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    That's what I meant by the "sorta". And I have less of a problem watching shows in SD than sports.
     
  12. d0uche_n0zzle

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    Fire the fucktard who made this decision.
     
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  13. Jacuzzi Billy

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    Small local company called Craw-Kan.
     
  14. luckie1710

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    oh ok. I'll see if I hear anything when info gets released to us at work. If I hear anything on it. I'll post.

    You had the problem with NBC sports and the olympics too right? Or am I thinking of someone else
     
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    That was me. I really should change.
     
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    How can anyone shit on this idea? We're getting rid of a soccer channel and getting more original programming from the people behind FX home to many of our favorite shows, how is this bad?

    Soccer will move over to the Fox Sports Network. for the people that care about that

    FX is going to have more Dramas. This new channel will have more FX type comedies. They're also going to be running reruns of Fallon and Parks and Rec.

    More original content from people who do it right is always welcome.
     
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  17. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    My head hurts after reading that article.

    Edit:

    Why couldn't thekidslepthere write that article. He did a much better job at explaining things.

    I think the only negative I see is outside of The Americans, FX hasn't really been hitting homeruns in the drama department lately. So it may take them awhile to program FX proper.
     
  18. Pigdango

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    Yeah, I'm going with "Criticism of FX greatly expanding their original programming - Stupid, or really stupid?"
     
  19. luckie1710

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    I have to disagree with you. In the past few years. FX has had the following dramas.

    Hits

    Justified
    AHS
    Americans

    Misses

    Lights Out
    Terriers

    And I didnt really get the criticism either. More programming and original shows is a bad thing?
     
  20. Neckbeard

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    Terriers wasn't a miss. The public didn't watch it because it enjoys depriving me of shows that I find to be unique, fresh and entertaining.
     
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    Miss Terriers.
     
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  22. Stormrider666

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    I'm talking about shows that debuted after Justified and Sons of Anarchy.

    AHS had a great first season and a pretty good start to the second one. However that show went off the rails during the latter part of it. The Americans is off to a solid start and the two "misses" you have already mentioned.
     
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    These are all dramas that debuted since 2010. Justified debuted in 2010. SOA - 2008. Lights out was 2011. Terriers was 2011.

    They have had more comedies in the past few years - League, Louie, Wilfred, Anger Management , and Legit

    They have a new drama coming out this summer - The Bridge. Which has some pretty good buzz. And they have a bunch of other shows in development.
     
  24. Stormrider666

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    Yes I know when those shows debuted.

    Lights Out and Terriers are no longer on the air. While both shows showed potential, they lasted only one season and weren't renewed. What I was saying was before American Horror Story and the Americans, they had hit bit of a dry spell after the success of SOA and Justified.

    I also know about the comedies because except for Anger Management, I watch them all.
     
  25. luckie1710

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    I know lights out and terriers arent on the air. Thats why I listed them as Misses

    As for the dry spell. Justified was in 2010. AHS was in 2011.

    You have to remember. They arent like a regular network. They don't roll out a ton of new shows. NBC would kill to have FX's programming right about now.
     

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