Fox Is Planning to Split FX Into Two Networks: FX and FXX

FX will stay where it’s at, but a new channel called FXX will debut, with an emphasis on broadcasting comedies aimed at young people, Broadcasting & Cable reports.

The network currently has nine original comedies (Always SunnyThe LeagueArcherLouieWilfredAnger ManagementBrand X with Russell BrandTotally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and Legit), more comedies than any other cable channel except Comedy Central. That still doesn’t seem like enough for an entire network.

However, Splitsider is keen to point out this isn’t unusual for cable channels — TNT does drama while TBS does comedy and AMC handles drama while sister channel IFC handles comedy. The change should happen in September, which really just means you should expect a higher cable bill.

I can’t wait for the adult spin-off channel FXXX.

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