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Breaking News – FX Sets Premiere Dates for New and Returning Series

Breaking News – FX Sets Premiere Dates for New and Returning Series



FX sets premiere dates for new and returning series

The New York Times Presents: ‘Lie To Fly’ Premieres Friday, August 23 on FX

The new comedy series English Teacher premieres on Monday, September 2 on FX

The highly anticipated second season of The Old Man premieres on FX on Thursday, September 12. The official trailer for the second season was also released today

American Sports Story: Aaron Hernandez New Limited Series Premieres Tuesday, September 17 on FX

New social science documentary series premieres Friday, September 27 on FX


LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2024 – FX today announced premiere dates for new and returning series, including the new comedy series English Teacher, the first installment of the American Sports Story franchise, the highly anticipated return of The Old Man, the groundbreaking new documentary series Social Studies and the new documentary The New York Times Presents.

The New York Times from FX Presents: “Lie To Fly” – The all-new documentary premieres Friday, August 23 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FX.

FX’s English Teacher – The new comedy series premieres Monday, September 2 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FX with the first two episodes of an eight-episode season. All episodes will stream the following day on Hulu. The series will soon be available on Disney+ worldwide.

The Old Man – Season two of FX premieres Thursday, September 12 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FX with the first two episodes of the eight-episode season. All episodes will stream the following day on Hulu. The series will soon arrive on Disney+ worldwide. Also today, FX released the official teaser for Season two of The Old Man.

American Sports Story FX: Aaron Hernandez – The first part of a new limited series premieres Tuesday, September 17 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FX with the first two episodes of the 10-episode series. All episodes will stream the following day on Hulu. The series will soon arrive on Disney+ worldwide.

FX’s Social Studies – The new docuseries premieres Friday, September 27 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FX with the first two episodes of the five-part series. All episodes will stream the following day on Hulu. The series will be available on Disney+ worldwide in select countries at a later date.

***SERIES DESCRIPTIONS***

The New York Times from FX Presents: “Lying to Fly”

Terror gripped an Alaska Airlines flight last year when a man was accused of trying to crash the plane mid-flight, killing all 83 people on board. But the accused was no ordinary passenger – he was a professional pilot, Joseph Emerson, who was under the influence of psychedelic mushrooms because he feared mental health treatment would ruin his career.

The New York Times investigates Joseph Emerson’s story and tracks the growing movement demanding reform of the FAA’s strict mental health rules for pilots that it says put the public at risk.

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English Teacher FX

English Teacher is an FX comedy series created by Brian Jordan Alvarez in which he plays “Evan Marquez”, a high school teacher in Austin, Texas. Working in a high school often involves a mix of personal, professional, and political aspects.

Evan wants to be a principled person, but that often gets him into trouble. At Evan’s side at Morrison-Hensley High is his group of teacher friends. Chief among them is his best friend “Gwen Sanders” (Stephanie Koenig), an eager and optimistic history teacher who tends to see the best in people, even when she probably shouldn’t. Then there’s the gym teacher “Markie Hillridge” (Sean Patton). While he may seem gruff and abrasive, beneath the surface he has a knowledge of human nature that often proves valuable to Evan. When they’re not arguing, Markie and Evan have a real bond… but they usually disagree.

“Principal Grant Moretti” (Enrico Colantoni) wants nothing more than peace and the path of least resistance—a path Evan rarely wants to take. While Grant keeps his opinions close to his vest, he respects Evan’s passion, even if it makes his job more difficult. Guidance counselor “Rick” (Carmen Christopher) barely wants to be at the school—he fancies himself an entrepreneur—but still loves hanging out with the other teachers. Evan’s ex-boyfriend “Malcolm” (Jordan Firstman) is a former teacher at Morrison. The wild and free-thinking Malcolm often drags Evan back into a pseudo-relationship.

When Grant informs Evan that he is under investigation for a long-dormant incident in which he and Malcolm kissed in front of students, Evan suddenly feels under scrutiny and targeted for his sexuality. Evan must follow one rule: no relationships with faculty… only to meet “Harry” (Langston Kerman), a charming new teacher who seems interested in him.

Throughout the eight-episode season, we follow Evan as he navigates his relationships, his students, and his faculty colleagues, and tries to answer the question: can you truly be yourself in your job?

English Teacher FX, created by Brian Jordan Alvarez, is produced by Alvarez, Paul Simms, Jonathan Krisel and Dave King. Kathryn Dean, Jake Bender and Zach Dunn serve as co-executive producers. English Teacher is produced by FX Productions.

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The Old Man of FX

In Season 2 of FX’s The Old Man, former CIA agent “Dan Chase” (Jeff Bridges) and former FBI Deputy Director “Harold Harper” (John Lithgow) embark on their most important mission yet – to retrieve “Emily Chase” (Alia Shawkat) after she is kidnapped by “Faraz Hamzad” (Navid Negahban), a powerful Afghan tribal leader. When all three men recognize her as their daughter, Emily is plunged into an identity crisis that has tragic consequences.

As Chase and Harper fight over Emily, Hamzad is forced to make decisions that could threaten his family and the village he has faithfully led his entire life. “Khadija” (Jacqueline Antaramian), Hamzad’s sister and trusted advisor, worries about the path her brother has chosen and what it will cost them. As the stakes rise and more secrets are uncovered, “Zoe McDonald” (Amy Brenneman) takes surprising steps after Chase draws her into a new world. Meanwhile, “Julian Carson” (Gbenga Akinnagbe) is disillusioned with his previous role and finds himself at a crossroads, facing a path he never imagined.

FX’s The Old Man is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry. Teleplayed and created for television by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine, The Old Man is produced by Steinberg, Dan Shotz, Warren Littlefield, Levine, Bridges, David Schiff, Craig Silverstein and Jon Watts. The series is produced by 20th Television in association with The Littlefield Company.

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American Sports History on FX: Aaron Hernandez

The first part of American Sports Story is based on the podcast Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc. from The Boston Globe and Wondery. The 10-episode limited series follows the rise and fall of NFL superstar Aaron Hernandez and explores the various threads of his identity, family, career, suicide, and their legacy in sports and American culture.

The series stars: Josh Rivera (Aaron Hernandez), Jaylen Barron (Shayanna Jenkins), Lindsay Mendez (Tanya Singleton), Ean Castellanos (DJ Hernandez), Tammy Blanchard (Terri Hernandez), Tony Yazbeck (Urban Meyer), Patrick Schwarzenegger (Tim Tebow), Thomas Sadoski (Brian Murphy), Jake Cannavale (“Chris”) and Norbert Leo Butz (Bill Belichick).

American Sports Story: Aaron Hernandez is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Stuart Zicherman, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Eric Kovtun, Scott Robertson and Carl Franklin. Wondery’s Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy also executive produce along with The Boston Globe’s Linda Pizzuti Henry and Ira Napoliello. The series is produced by 20th Television.

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Social Studies FX

From Emmy(R) Award-winning filmmaker/photographer Lauren Greenfield, FX’s Social Studies is a character-driven docuseries that delves into the lives of the first generation raised on social media. Shot in Los Angeles during the school year, this groundbreaking social experiment follows a diverse group of Los Angeles teens as they open up their lives and phones to offer an intimate look at how social media has changed their childhoods. From battling bullying, grappling with beauty norms, dealing with racism, exploring sexuality, coping with the pressures of constant comparison, and making life-changing decisions, their compelling and relatable experiences take us on a raw, visceral, and urgent journey through the challenges of growing up in the digital age.

Social Studies is created, directed and executive produced by Lauren Greenfield (Queen of Versailles, Generation Wealth, Kingslayer, THIN) with executive producers Frank Evers, Wallis Annenberg, Andrea Van Beuren, Regina K. Scully and Caryn Capotosto.

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About FX

FX, a division of Disney Entertainment, is a global multiplatform brand that develops, produces, commissions and sells original programming for Hulu and the linear channels FX and FXX in the U.S., and Disney+ in all other international territories. The FX brand mark appears above the title on its entire slate of original programming. Over the past two decades, FX has produced some of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning television programming. Some of the brand’s current and legacy titles include the dramas American Horror Story, American Crime Story, The Americans, Damages, Fargo, FEUD, Justified, Nip/Tuck, The Old Man, The Patient, Pose, Rescue Me, The Shield, Shōgun, Snowfall and Sons of Anarchy; the comedies Archer, Atlanta, The Bear, Better Things, DAVE, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Reservation Dogs and What We Do in the Shadows; and a growing list of documentaries and feature films, including The New York Times Presents, Welcome to Wrexham and Dear Mama.