FX is a News Corporation Fox Entertainment Group channel which first aired on June 1, 1994. The original programs included a mixture of rebroadcast series from the 1960's - 80's, along with shows aired live from their Manhattan apartment, including The Pet Department
, a live, interactive pet show with hosts Steve Walker, Luann Lee, Suzanne Wang and Jack the dog. Another series shown live daily was a Personal fX
, a series much like the Antiques Roadshow
. Although they had a loyal fan base, the overhead was just too high to remain in production. Also, the network suffered by a shake up in cable companies lineups where new stations were no readily taken on board. The live shows were canceled one by one and the Morning news show was shifted over to FOX network and renamed FOX After Breakfast
in 1996. The remaining time slots were given to classic second run programs. In 1997, the channel dropped the lower cased fx and was relaunched as FX: Fox Gone Cable with their target audience being men between ages 18-49 and shifting their programming to original dramas and NASCAR. Their main series would be reruns of The X-Files
and Married with Children
along with 20th Century Fox classics such as M*A*S*H
and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
. Recent years has seen a boom in their creation of original programs such as Nip/Tuck
, Rescue Me
and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
. Their dip into the reality TV field didn't last long after quickly canceling both Black. White.
. FX can now be seen overseas in the UK and Australia, as well as Latin American countries.