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The Best FX Original Shows  

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List Rules Shows that were created by and originally aired on the FX Network. Vote up the best FX original series.

The FX TV Network (which originally stood for "Fox Extended") is a paid cable and satellite TV station that has produced a variety of well-known original series and sports shows, including dramatic series, reality shows, game shows, and animated series. It is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group division of 21st Century Fox and has a reputation for putting out shows that are similar in feeling and quality to channels like Showtime and HBO. What are the best FX original shows of all time?

Launched in 1994, FX has increased in popularity and is responsible for giving several talented stars their big breaks, before they moved on to other projects. Many of these FX original series have won Emmys and other awards as well.

This list features the best FX original shows, ranked by the community as the best, including, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, American Horror Story, The Americans, The Bridge, Atlanta, Anger Management, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and What We Do In The Shadows. Vote up the best FX original shows below and see where the ones you think are great rank.

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Baskets is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Zach Galifianakis, Martha Kelly, Louie Anderson
Baskets (FX, 2016) is an American comedy television series co-created by Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis and Jonathan Krisel, who is also the showrunner. Galifianakis stars in the dual lead role ...more
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The Strain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand
The Strain is an American horror drama television series that premiered on FX on July 13, 2014. It was created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, based on their novel trilogy of the same ...more
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The League is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Mark Duplass, Jonathan Lajoie, Nick Kroll
The League is an American sitcom that premiered on FX on October 29, 2009. The series, set in Chicago, Illinois, is a semi-improvised comedy about a fantasy football league, its members, and ...more
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Chozen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Nick Swardson, Hannibal Buress, Michael Peña
Chozen is an American animated sitcom, which debuted on January 13, 2014, on FX and which was created by Grant DeKernion. The show aired for one season.
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Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann
Wilfred is a US remake of a previous Austrailian show by the same name, starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann.
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You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Alex Furlin added Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges
You're the Worst (FXX, 2014) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Falk. Jimmy (Chris Geere), a self-involved writer, and Gretchen (Aya Cash), a self-destructive Los ...more
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Damages is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan
Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. It premiered on July 24, 2007 on FX ...more
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Partners is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence, Rory O'Malley
Two life-long best friends and business partners “bromance” is tested when one of them is engaged to be married. Joe is an accomplished architect who leads with his head and not his heart, ...more
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The Bridge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Sofia Helin, Rafael Pettersson, Dag Malmberg
The Bridge (FX, 2013) is an American drama television series developed by Meredith Stiehm and Elwood Reid. Two police detectives try to capture someone who is operating in both the US and Mexico ...more
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Terriers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Donal Logue, Michael Raymond-James, Laura Allen
Terriers is an American crime comedy-drama television series created by Ted Griffin that aired on FX from September 8 to December 1, 2010. The show was canceled by FX on December 6, 2010 after ...more
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Ultimate Fighting Championship is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Ultimate Fighting Championship
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The Ultimate Fighter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Dana White, Mike Rowe, Herb Dean
The Ultimate Fighter is an American reality television series and mixed martial arts competition produced by Fox Sports 1 and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It previously aired for fourteen ...more
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The Riches is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Eddie Izzard, Minnie Driver, Shannon Woodward
The Riches is an American television series which was originally broadcast from March 15, 2007, to April 30, 2008, on FX. The series starred Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver.
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Anger Management is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Shawnee Smith, Charlie Sheen, Noureen DeWulf
Anger Management is an American television sitcom that premiered on FX on June 28, 2012. The series is based on the 2003 film of the same name and stars Charlie Sheen in a role similar to that ...more
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Legit is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Jim Jefferies, Dan Bakkedahl, DJ Qualls
Legit is an American comedy television series created by Peter O'Fallon and Jim Jefferies. The series premiered on January 17, 2013, on the American cable television network FX and ended on May ...more
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Son of the Beach is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Jaime Bergman, Roland Kickinger, Leila Arcieri
Son of the Beach is an American sitcom that aired from 2000 to 2002 on the FX network. The series was a spoof of Baywatch, with much of the comedy based on sexual double entendres, puns, ...more
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College Football On FX is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
College Football On FX
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UEFA Champions League is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
UEFA Champions League
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Over There is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Ana Ortiz, Josh Henderson, Brigid Brannagh
Over There is an American action / drama / war television series co-created by Steven Bochco and Chris Gerolmo and produced by 20th Century Fox Television. It premiered in the United States on ...more
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Unsupervised is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Justin Long, David Hornsby, Kristen Bell
Unsupervised is an American animated sitcom which ran on FX from January 19, 2012 to December 20, 2012. The show was created and, for the most part, written by David Hornsby, Scott Marder, and ...more
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Dirt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Courteney Cox, Shannyn Sossamon, Alexandra Breckenridge
Dirt is an American television serial broadcast on the FX network. It premiered on January 2, 2007 and starred Courteney Cox as Lucy Spiller, the editor-in-chief of the first-of-its-kind ...more
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Totally Biased with W. Kamau B... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell is an American stand up comedy television series that premiered on FX on August 9, 2012, starring comedian W. Kamau Bell. On stage, Bell did mostly ...more
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Testees is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Shauna Macdonald, Kenny Hotz, Joe Pingue
Testees is a Canadian television series, created by Kenny Hotz and written and produced by Kenny Hotz and Derek Harvie. Testees originally aired on Thursdays at 10:30 PM EST on FX and ran from ...more
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Brand X with Russell Brand is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Russell Brand, Matt Stoller, Steve Jones
Brand X with Russell Brand was an American late-night talk show, stand up comedy television series that premiered on FX on June 28, 2012, starring English comedian Russell Brand and created by ...more
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College Basketball On FX is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
College Basketball On FX