The forecast this fall is sunny with a chance of sorcery, as gripping new seasons of the hottest dramas and comedies make their eagerly awaited return to FX Canada. Rounding out the network’s roster of critically acclaimed fall programming are all-new seasons of water cooler-worthy drama American Horror Story: Coven, the off-colour comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and the fantasy football comedy The League. Also heading to FX Canada is Season 4 of the dark motorcycle drama Sons of Anarchy.
Headlining FX Canada’s fall lineup is the captivating, visceral drama American Horror Story, premiering Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT(check local listings). Back for Season 3, Coven explores an entirely new vision from the brilliantly disturbing mind of creator Ryan Murphy (Glee) that uncovers the haunting history of New Orleans and some of its most infamous residents.
Boasting an acclaimed cast of returning favourites and fresh new faces, Coven features an array of Hollywood’s most celebrated actors alongside some of the industry’s most promising young talent. Emmy® Award-winning actress Jessica Lange returns as a Salem witch, with series regular Sarah Paulson playing her daughter. Academy Award® winner Kathy Bates (Harry’s Law) and renowned actress Angela Bassett (This Means War) join the cast respectively as Madame Delphine LaLaurie, an 1830s socialite and serial killer, and Marie Laveau, the legendary New Orleanian voodoo queen. Also new this season are Tony Award® winner Christine Ebersole (Sullivan & Son), Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), and Emma Roberts (We’re the Millers), who round out a cast of returning actors including: Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe, Taissa Farmiga, Denis O’Hare, and Alexandra Breckenridge.
Leading up to the anticipated October premiere, reconnect with the Harmons before journeying back to Briarcliff Manor this Labour Day weekend with full-day marathons of American Horror Story Season 1, airing Sunday, Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET/PT, and Season 2, Asylum, airing Monday, Sept. 2 from 11 a.m. to midnight ET/PT on FX Canada (check local listings).
But before the spirits are summoned, the sun keeps shining well into fall with Season 9 of the smash-hit comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,premiering Thursday, Sept. 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings). Philly’s favourite bar owners are back, and Dennis (Glenn Howerton) and Sweet Dee (Kaitlin Olson) are less than thrilled by the resurfacing of their loathsome father, Frank (Danny DeVito.) Mac (Rob McElhenney) and Charlie (Charlie Day), however, are quick to try and use Frank and the small fortune he made in the construction business to their own advantage.
Immediately following It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,quick-witted comedy The League makes its Season 5 debut on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings). Created by husband-and-wife team Jeff Schaffer (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld) and Jackie Marcus Schaffer (Disturbia, Eurotrip), this season begins with The League travelling to Los Angeles for Andre (Paul Scheer) and Trixie’s (recurring guest star Jayma Mays, Glee) destination wedding. Meanwhile, Ruxin (Nick Kroll) refuses to do his Sacko punishments and “Shiva Bowl” champion Ted (off-screen League member) has a few surprises for everyone at the draft, including Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (guest starring as himself).
Finally, everyone’s favourite outlaws are back in the eagerly awaited Season 4 premiere of the bold biker drama Sons of Anarchy, beginningTuesday, Sept. 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings). Fresh out of jail and back in Charming, SAMCRO encounters new law enforcement and gets right back to business. Jax (Charlie Hunnam), dealing with the birth of his newborn son, is forced to put new plans into motion that could affect the club and, ultimately, his family.
FALL 2013 PREMIERE DATES AT A GLANCE
All dates are subject to change. (s) = simulcast
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Season 9
Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT starting September 5 (check local listings)
The League –Season 5
Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT starting September 5 (check local listings)
Sons of Anarchy – Season 4
Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT starting September 10 (check local listings)
American Horror Story: Coven (s) –Season 3
Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT starting October 9 (check local listings)