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List of popular FX shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top current and cancelled FX TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best FX TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on FX, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

List ranges from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia to Sons of Anarchy, Atlanta, and more.

Although television fans in different locations grew up with FX on different channels, most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite FX TV shows sink to the bottom of the list! The list of top FX television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the FX network, even ones that are no longer on the air.

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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

Premiered: 2008

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Neo-western

Sons of Anarchy (FX, 2008) is an American crime neo-Western television series created by Kurt Sutter. As vice president of an outlaw motorcycle club involved with all sorts of illegal activity, ...more

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Justified is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Neo-Western

Justified (FX, 2010) is an American crime drama television series developed by Graham Yost, based on the short story "Fire in the Hole" by Elmore Leonard. US Marshal Raylan Givens ...more

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The Best Seasons of 'Justified' #66 of 807 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #107 of 383 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

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The Shield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins

Premiered: 2002

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Action

The Shield (FX, 2002) is an American crime drama television series created by Shawn Ryan. Led by Detective Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis), a corrupt LAPD team does anything to stop crime, ...more

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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Satyva added Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Period drama, Thriller

Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell, Noah Emmerich   Deep undercover Soviet KGB officers are sent to the US as a married couple to blend in, have kids and live the American dream while  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 Phi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Black comedy

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. A group of five depraved underachievers: twins Dennis Reynolds (Glenn Howerton) and ...more

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Anthology, Horror, Supernatural

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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Archer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Adult animation, Action, Comedy

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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Louie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Comedy-drama, Satire, Surreal humour

Louie (FX, 2010) is an American comedy-drama television series created by comedian Louis C.K. A divorced comedian (Louis C.K.) living in New York balances life and relationships, while raising ...more

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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Louie' #412 of 807 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #286 of 383 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

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Rescue Me is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi, Steven Pasquale

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Action

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) 10 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

The League (FX, 2009) is an American sitcom created by Jeff and Jackie Schaffer. Six friends (Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi, Paul Scheer, Jon Lajoie, and Katie Aselton) in a ...more

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The Best Seasons of The League #401 of 807 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #296 of 460 The Funniest TV Shows of All Time

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Nip/Tuck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson

Premiered: 2003

Genres (Tv): Medical drama, Drama, Psychological thriller, Thriller, Medical fiction

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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Damages is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Legal drama, Crime, Psychological thriller, Mystery, Serial drama

Damages (FX, 2007) is an American legal thriller television series created by Daniel Zelman, Glenn Kessler, and Todd A. Kessler. A law school graduate (Rose Byrne) becomes the ...more

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Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Black comedy

Wilfred (FX, 2011) is an Australian-American comedy television series developed by David Zuckerman, based on the 2007 Australian series. After a failed suicide attempt, a depressed man (Elijah ...more

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American Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Fatih Turgut added Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): True crime, Drama, Anthology

American Crime Story (FX, 2016) is an American anthology television series Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, and Tom Rob Smith. Each season is presented as a self-contained miniseries, ...more

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The Strain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Susan Adams added Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Drama, Vampire horro

The Strain (FX, 2014) is an American horror drama television series created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, and based on their novel trilogy of the same name. A viral outbreak causes an ...more

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Snowfall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, Emily Rios

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Crime drama

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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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama, Crime

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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Bates Motel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
George Needs added Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Mystery, Psychological horror, Drama

Bates Motel (A&E, 2013) is an American psychological horror drama television series based on characters from the 1959 novel Psycho by Robert Bloch. After his father's sudden death, teenager ...more

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

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 Best Seasons of Atlanta #28 of 163 TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans #189 of 219 The TV Shows with the Best Writing

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Lights Out is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Catherine McCormack, Stacy Keach, Pablo Schreiber

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action

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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Legion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Action, Horror, Drama, Superhero

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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What We Do in the Shadow... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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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Pose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Billy Porter

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Dance, Drama, Musical

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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Louis C.K. Live at the B... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Recorded November 12th, 2011 as part of the New York Comedy Festival, and only available for purchase online, Louie C.K. follows up his 2010 concert film Hilarious with a new hour’s worth of ...more
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Miami Vice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago

Premiered: 1984

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

Miami Vice is an American television drama series created by Anthony Yerkovich and produced by Michael Mann for NBC. The series starred Don Johnson as James "Sonny" Crockett and Philip ...more

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