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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," "Louie," "Anger Management," "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia," and "Lights Out." Vote up the best FX original shows below and see where the ones you think are great rank.
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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior Sons of Anarchy is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in ...more

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
alex-capelonga added Fargo Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks Fargo (FX, 2014) is an American black comedy–crime drama anthology television series created by Noah Hawley, and inspired by the 1996 film. Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder ...more

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Archer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Archer 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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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 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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Justified is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Justified 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 "Fire in the Hole". Timothy Olyphant portrays Raylan Givens, a ...more

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
American Horror Story 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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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
The Americans 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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The Shield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
The Shield 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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Louie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Louie 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

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American Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Albert Petrosyan added American Crime Story Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson American Crime Story (FX, 2016) is an American true crime anthology television series developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The first season, The People v. O. J. Simpson, presents ...more

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Rescue Me is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Rescue Me 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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The League is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
The League 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

The Best Kills on Fargo

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Nip/Tuck is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Nip/Tuck 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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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
RichardBeecher added Atlanta

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Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Wilfred 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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Better Things is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
RichardBeecher added Better Things

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You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Alex Furlin added You're the Worst 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

The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

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Ultimate Fighting Championship is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Ultimate Fighting Championship

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The Bridge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
The Bridge Sofia Helin, Rafael Pettersson, Dag Malmberg The Brigde is a 2013 TV program created by Elwood Reid and Meredith Stiehm.

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Damages is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Damages 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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Terriers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Terriers 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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Anger Management is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Anger Management 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

The Most Interesting "Sons of Anarchy" Characters

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The Riches is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
The Riches 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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Legit is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Legit 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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The Ultimate Fighter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
The Ultimate Fighter 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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Son of the Beach is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Son of the Beach 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) 27 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
College Football On FX

The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

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UEFA Champions League is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
UEFA Champions League

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Unsupervised is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Unsupervised 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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Over There is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Over There 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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Dirt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Dirt 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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Testees is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Testees 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

The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time

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Totally Biased with W. Kamau B... is listed (or ranked) 33 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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College Basketball On FX is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
College Basketball On FX

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Brand X with Russell Brand is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Brand X with Russell Brand 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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Thief is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Thief Linda Hamilton, Andre Braugher, Mae Whitman Thief is an FX television mini-series which debuted on March 28, 2005. Andre Braugher stars as Nick Atwater, the leader of a robbery crew balancing his personal life with the planning of a major ...more

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Saint George is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Saint George Saint George is an American television sitcom created by George Lopez, David McFadzean, and Matt Williams, which originally aired on FX from March 6, 2014 to May 8, 2014. It is Lopez's first ...more

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Lights Out is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Lights Out Catherine McCormack, Stacy Keach, Pablo Schreiber Lights Out is an American television boxing drama series from the FX network in the United States. It stars Holt McCallany as Patrick "Lights" Leary, a New Jersey native, and former ...more

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The Orlando Jones Show is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
The Orlando Jones Show Orlando Jones

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30 Days is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
30 Days Morgan Spurlock, Alexandra Jamieson, Rudolph Bedford 30 Days is a reality television show on the FX cable network in the United States, created and hosted by Morgan Spurlock. In each episode, Spurlock, or some other person or group of people, ...more

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The X Show is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
The X Show Jillian Barberie, Sandra Taylor, Bonnie-Jill Laflin The X Show is a magazine, variety, and interview/talk program that aired on FX Network in the US from May 1999 to April 2001. Running time was originally one hour, but this was later reduced to ...more

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Black. White. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Black. White. Black. White. was a reality television show on FX. It premiered on Wednesday March 8, 2006 at 10 p.m. Eastern. The series followed two families of three, one white, and the other black. Through ...more

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Lucky is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Lucky Craig Robinson, John Corbett, Dan Hedaya Lucky is an American dark comedy television series which ran for one season on FX in 2003. The show starred John Corbett as Michael "Lucky" Linkletter, a professional poker player and ...more

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Starved is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
Starved Eric Schaeffer, Laura Benanti, Sterling K. Brown Starved is an FX Network television situation comedy that aired for one season of seven episodes in 2005. The series was about four friends who each suffer from eating disorders, who met at a ...more

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The New Movie Show with Chris ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best FX Original Shows
The New Movie Show with Chris Gore Chris Gore The New Movie Show with Chris Gore is a movie review television program hosted by Chris Gore and aired on FX in which a panel of critics shared opinions of newly released films. The show was ...more