Fox and FX weren’t included in the Disney buyout because FTC and FCC regulations prohibit one company from owning multiple broadcast networks. That means these two channels are staying the same we always knew them as.
That means raunchy comedy and action-packed shows filled with drama. It also means some of the best animation on any network. In fact, Fox even picked up Tim Allen’s defunct ABC family sitcom.
If you’re looking for something to watch tonight, try one of these amazing Fox and FX shows before they disappear.
10. Last Man Standing
Cast: Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Alexandra Krosney
This Colorado family is back, and even though it’s super serious while explaining casting and contractual changes, it’s starting to settle back into the show we loved enough to bring back.
9. L.A. to Vegas
Cast: Kim Matula, Nathan Lee, Ed Weeks
This slapstick comedy didn’t get enough runway to take flight, but the fifteen episodes that do exist are pure comedic gold. Binge it now and petition Fox (or Netflix or anyone else) to bring it back.
8. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Cast: Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day
Always Sunny isn’t what it used to be, but the team still tries to push boundaries after over a decade on the air. Let’s hope it ends soon, though, so we can enjoy it for what it was.
Cast: Judy Greer, Jessica Walter, Aisha Tyler
Archer is another show that started strong then dove headfirst into themed seasons. It’s nothing like what it was, but it’s still worth watching if you can’t rip the bandaid off.
Cast: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett
This soap opera based on the music industry consistently delivers catchy hits and dramatic turns in every episode. It’s a milder version of 50 Cent’s Power, but that doesn’t mean this hit show is pulling punches.
5. Hell’s Kitchen
Cast: Gordon Ramsey, Crying Cooks
Gordon Ramsey pulls in chefs and makes them cry. He’s almost always right, and his delivery is worth watching nearly 20 years after he hit U.S. airwaves.
4. Bob’s Burgers
Cast: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman
H. Jon Benjamin’s iconic voice is still starring in two major cartoons for a network that’s famous for animation domination. This one still retains its charms after nearly a decade on the air. Forget Family Guy and The Simpsons – Bob’s Burgers is the new face of Fox’s animation domination
Cast: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz
This Batman-based thriller showcases the dark side of DC comics in a way we never thought possible. Now entering its fifth season, this is a show that’ll leave a lasting impression on your mind.
Cast: Donald Glover, Lakeith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz
Donald Glover’s critically acclaimed comedy keeps getting darker, but it’s still a creative show that brings deep belly laughs when it delivers. The man seriously knows how to entertain while educating, but lets hope he doesn’t lose his sense of humor.
1. American Horror Story
Cast: Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy
Every season we get a self-contained story with new terrifying horrors. AHS is not only the best show on FX (or any Fox networks), but it’s also one of the best shows to ever air on television screens. If you haven’t seen this show, it’s time to start. Everyone has their favorite season, but the Lady Gaga-led Hotel is my personal favorite.