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FX Is Possibly Splitting Into Two Separate Channels

Submitted by on January 18, 2013 – 12:00 pm Comments

FX splitHere’s a piece of news that many would find odd, but especially those who are regular viewers of shows on FX. Turns out, Fox is contemplating splitting FX into two. The new channel would possibly be called FXX and would target the younger crowd. Shows like Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League would migrate to this new channel, as the network knows these shows are loved by the youth.

On the other hand shows like Sons of Anarchy and Justified won’t be going anywhere and would reportedly stay put. This is probably being done by Fox to raise the viewership even more than it already is and also to target specific sections of the audience. So for example, if you are tuning into FX, you already know what kinds of shows you can expect, and if you are possibly in the mood for something light or in the mood for a comedy, you can tune into FXX. This would probably also give Fox the opportunity to pick up a number of news shows, as there are now two channels on which to show them. So, based on the kind of show it is, it would be allocated to the appropriate channel.

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Viewers on their part have nothing to worry about, as they would get both the channels automatically, just like they used to get FX, and in fact they would have one extra channel to FX channel split in twowatch. This split was probably inspired by the one Turner undertook sometime ago, and now it’s TNT for drama and TBS for comedy. This kind of a split clearly demarcates the kind of programming one can expect from a channel, so for many this split is probably a good thing.

The only worry that FX might have to contend with is diluting its viewership by splitting the channel, and that too when it already has quite a viewer base and a more than decent lineup of shows. In fact, the viewer might find in difficult to decide which show to watch and when, if for example a favorite show of theirs is already on, on FX and at that very same time another of their favorite shows is on, on FXX. But, such issues are something that the network might have already foreseen and would have probably already found a solution for.


Adam Jones

Adam Jones is a 32 year old guy, born and raised in London, Ontario, Canada. While he doesn’t actively watch a lot of current television programs and has a searing disgust for reality shows, he does keep up with the behind-the-scenes activities of the TV and movie industry and generally has some idea of what’s going on.

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