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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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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
alex-capelonga added Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks
Fargo (FX, 2014) is an American black comedy drama anthology television series created by Noah Hawley, and inspired by the 1996 film. Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and wrong doings ...more
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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior
Sons of Anarchy is an American drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in California's ...more
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Justified is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter
Justified is an American television drama series developed by Graham Yost. It is based on Elmore Leonard's short story. Timothy Olyphant portrays Raylan Givens, a tough U.S. Marshal enforcing ...more
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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández
The Americans (FX, 2013) is an American period drama television series created by Joe Weisberg. Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) are two Soviet KGB officers posing as ...more
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. The series follows "The Gang", a group of five depraved underachievers: twins ...more
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Archer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash
Archer (FXX, 2009) is an American adult animated black spy sitcom created by Adam Reed. The adventures and mishaps of secret agent Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and his colleagues, who are ...more
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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters
American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more
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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
RichardBeecher added Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield
Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover. College dropout Earn (Donald Glover) navigates through life with his ex-girlfriend (Zazie Beetz), his ...more
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The Shield is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins
The Shield is an American drama television series starring Michael Chiklis that premiered on March 12, 2002, on FX, in the United States, and concluded on November 25, 2008, after seven seasons. ...more
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American Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Albert Petrosyan added Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson
This show is an American anthology television series developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Each season is presented as a self-contained miniseries, following separate unrelated ...more
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What We Do in the Shadows is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou
What We Do in the Shadows (FX, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the 2014 film. A look at the lives of three vampires who have been living as roommates for hundreds of years ...more
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Mayans MC is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
J. D. Pardo, Edward James Olmos, Jacqueline Obradors
Mayans MC (FX, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James, and a spinoff of Sons of Anarchy. EZ Reyes (J. D. Pardo), a former golden boy now fresh out of ...more
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Snowfall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, Emily Rios
Snowfall (FX, 2017) is an American crime drama television series created by John Singleton, Eric Amadio and Dave Andron. Set in 1983 Los Angeles, the series revolves around the first crack ...more
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Taboo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Tom Hardy, Leo Bill, Jessie Buckley
Taboo (FX, 2017) is a British television drama series created by Tom Hardy, Edward "Chips" Hardy, and Steven Knight. James Delaney (Tom Hardy) returns to England after twelve years in ...more
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Better Things is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
RichardBeecher added Pamela Adlon, Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood
Better Things (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. An actress (Pamela Adlon) raises her three daughters while juggling the pressures of ...more
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Legion is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza
Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, David Haller (Dan Stevens) ...more
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Tyrant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Ashraf Barhom
Tyrant is an American drama television series created by director and writer Gideon Raff and developed by Howard Gordon and Craig Wright. The first season of Tyrant consisting of 10 episodes ...more
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Rescue Me is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi, Steven Pasquale
Rescue Me is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on the FX Network on July 21, 2004 and concluded on September 7, 2011. The series focuses on the professional and personal ...more
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Fosse/Verdon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Margaret Qualley
Fosse/Verdon (FX, 2019) is an American biographical miniseries, based on the book Fosse by Sam Wasson. The series follows the romantic and creative partnership of filmmaker Bob Fosse (Sam ...more
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Mr Inbetween is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Scott Ryan, Justin Rosniak, Brooke Satchwell
Mr. Inbetween (FX, 2018) is an Australian television black comedy-drama series, inspired by the 2005 feature film The Magician, which was created, written by and starred Scott Ryan. The show ...more
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Pose is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek
Pose (FX, 2018) is an American dance drama television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals. Set in the 1980s, the show explores the juxtaposition of several segments of ...more
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Nip/Tuck is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson
Nip/Tuck is an American television drama series created by Ryan Murphy; it aired on FX in the United States from July 18, 2003 to March 3, 2010. The series focuses on "McNamara/Troy", ...more
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Trust is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Harris Dickinson
Trust (FX, 2018) is an American television anthology series directed by Danny Boyle. In 1973, heir John Paul Getty III is kidnapped by the Italian mafia, but the family seems disinterested in ...more
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Baskets is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Louie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker
Louie is an American comedy-drama television series on the FX network that began airing in 2010. It is written, directed, edited, and produced by the show's creator, stand-up comedian Louis ...more