FX and FXX have set the winter premiere dates for new and returning series, including the debuts of “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” and Zach Galifianakis comedy “Baskets.”
“The Americans,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Man Seeking Woman” will also be back when the weather gets colder across the country.
“Baskets,” starring Zach Galifianakis, who also co-created the series with Louis CK and Jonathan Krisel, comically chronicles the misadventures of Chip Baskets, a failed French clown turned rodeo jester forced to return to the dysfunction — familial and otherwise — of hometown Bakersfield. The series will debut on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 10 p.m. ET on FX.
Anthology series “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” will go behind the scenes of its titular murder trial to examine the proceedings through the eyes of those who litigated them. Based on the book by CNN and New Yorker legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, this season of the Emmy-winning program stars John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer and Nathan Lane, among others. It premieres on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 10 p.m. ET on FX.
Cold War espionage drama “The Americans” embarks on its fourth season, advancing the story of two KGB officers (Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys) posing as a married couple living outside Washington, D.C. with their unwitting children, next door to an FBI counterintelligence agent (Noah Emmerich). Season 4 starts in March on FX, its specific date still to be determined.
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” begins its historic 11th season, with series regulars moving to the suburbs, shooting a smut film, defending themselves in court and playing another deranged round of the board game Chardee MacDennis, according to the network. FX Networks’ longest-running series returns Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 10 p.m. ET on FXX.
Season 2 of “Man Seeking Woman” immediately commences following the premiere of “It’s Always Sunny,” charting the dating foibles of Josh Greenberg (Jay Baruschel). The series is inspired by the short-story collection “The Last Girlfriend on Earth,” and is created and executive produced by its author, Simon Rich. It returns on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 10:30 p.m. ET.