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The Best FX TV Shows  

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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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Justified is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best FX TV 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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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best FX TV 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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The Shield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best FX TV 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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#199 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #100 of 219 The TV Shows with the Best Writingfeaturing The Best Seasons of The Shield

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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
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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#52 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #129 of 219 The TV Shows with the Best Writingfeaturing Ranking the Best Seasons of 'The Americans'

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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
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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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best FX TV 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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Archer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best FX TV 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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Rescue Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best FX TV 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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#197 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #413 of 2,286 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time #18 of 60 The Best FX Original Shows

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Louie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best FX TV 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

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#172 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #69 of 219 The TV Shows with the Best Writingfeaturing Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Louie'

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The League is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best FX TV 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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#311 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #434 of 2,286 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Timefeaturing The Best Seasons of The League

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American Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Fatih Turgut 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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#505 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #1,492 of 2,286 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time #10 of 60 The Best FX Original Shows

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Nip/Tuck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best FX TV 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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The Strain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
Susan Adams added 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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#330 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #164 of 321 The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time #438 of 2,286 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time

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Damages is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best FX TV 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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#239 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #1,148 of 2,286 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time #32 of 60 The Best FX Original Shows

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
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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Snowfall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best FX TV 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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Bates Motel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
George Needs added Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot
Bates Motel is an American drama thriller television series developed for television by Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin and Anthony Cipriano, and produced by Universal Television for the cable network ...more

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#109 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #150 of 219 The TV Shows with the Best Writing #366 of 2,286 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time

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Legion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best FX TV 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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#533 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #167 of 321 The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Timefeaturing The Best Characters on Legion, Ranked

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
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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Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best FX TV 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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Pose is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Billy Porter
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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The Weekly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
The Weekly (FX, 2019) is an American news-docuseries television program produced by The New York Times. Times writers walk viewers through their reporting, looking deeper into stories covered on ...more
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What We Do in the Shadow... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best FX TV 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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Trust is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best FX TV 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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Lights Out is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best FX TV Shows
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