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FX announces premiere dates for American Crime Story, It’s Always Sunny, and more

Cuba Gooding, Jr. as O.J. Simpson in American Crime Story

The dead of winter will at least bring with it the return of some of your favorite (and most-anticipated) TV shows. FX has announced the premiere dates for its winter lineup, including It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia:The gang returns for its season premiere on January 6 at 10 p.m. ET.” The depraved-but-hilarious comedy is now in its 11th season and is FX’s longest-running show. Next season will see Charlie, Mac, Dennis, and Dee (and Frank, probably) leave Paddy’s Pub for the suburbs, shoot a smut film, defend themselves in court (we hope Charlie’s boned up on his bird law), and play another round of Chardee MacDennis.

The disastrous dating adventures of Jay Baruchel’s Man Seeking Woman will also be back on January 6 at 10:30 p.m. ET. Baruchel stars as Josh Greenberg, the titular clueless romantic who was dumped in the pilot and spent the first season fumbling through first dates and texts, yet somehow managed to survive the end of the world. Season two will see Josh continue to struggle to meet someone, as well as deal with things like “cloning disasters, man-on-car sex, hundreds of deaths,” while stuck in a love triangle with his best friend (Eric André).


The Zach Galifianakis comedy, Baskets, will have its series premiere on January 21 at 10 p.m. ET. Galifianakis stars as Chip Baskets, a man with discriminating tastes in soda who is also an aspiring clown (what other profession are you likely to have with a name like that?). He ends up moving back to Bakersfield, California after flunking out of a prestigious clown school in France (no, not the Sorbonne). Once home, Baskets finds himself working as a rodeo clown and competing for his mother’s approval (somehow, one doesn’t automatically lead to the other).

Cuba Gooding, Jr. will have the first of his many days in fictional court when American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson premieres on February 2 at 10 p.m. ET. Ryan Murphy’s limited series will examine Simpson’s trial from the perspectives of his lawyers and opposing counsel, who are played by John Travolta, Courtney B. Vance, David Schwimmer, and Sarah Paulson, respectively. This comprehensive approach, which borrows more than just a subtitle from Jeffrey Toobin’s book, will reportedly show how “a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.” It’ll also feature some of the best/worst wigs we’ve seen this side of The Big Short.

Finally, FX announced that The Americans will return for its fourth season…some time in March 2016. (Sorry.)

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