FX SCORES THE MOST TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS NOMINATIONS OF ANY TELEVISION NETWORK
ITS FIRST-YEAR DRAMA SERIES THE AMERICANS RECEIVES
THE MOST NOMINATIONS OF ANY SHOW
INCLUDING MATTHEW RHYS FOR INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA,
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA,
NEW PROGRAM, AND PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
FX'S AWARD-WINNING COMEDY SERIES LOUIE AND ITS STAR LOUIS C.K. EARN NODS
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM NOMINATED FOR BEST MINISERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL
LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2013 - For the first time ever, FX received the most Television Critics Association Awards nominations of any network, with a total of seven nominations. Its first-year drama series The Americans led the way for FX and it was the most nominated show on TV with four nominations including star Matthew Rhys for Individual Achievement in Drama, Outstanding Achievement in Drama, New Program, and Program of the Year.
"We are very grateful to the TCA for their recognition of our shows and the talented people behind them," said John Landgraf, Chief Executive Officer, FX Networks and FX Productions. "It's especially rewarding that The Americans received the most nominations of any show on TV and cemented its place as the most critically-acclaimed new series this year. Our congratulations and thanks go out to Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields and everyone involved in the show. As for Louie, what can you say? It's just the best comedy on television and the critics have been incredibly supportive from the beginning. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear and everyone associated with AHS delivered some of the most riveting television this year, and this latest incarnation of American Horror Story was a masterpiece."
For the third consecutive year, FX's comedy series Louie was nominated in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, and its star Louis C.K. earned his third consecutive TCA nod for Individual Achievement in Comedy. Both Louie and Louis C.K. won those awards respectively in 2012.
The FX miniseries American Horror Story: Asylum earned a nomination in the category of Outstanding Movie, Miniseries or Special.
The nominations by network are FX 7, HBO 6, CBS 6, NBC 6, AMC 5, FOX 3, ABC 3, PBS 3, ABC Family 2, BBC America 2, Netflix 2, Sundance 2, A&E 1, Comedy Central 1, CNN 1, MSNBC 1, and Oxygen 1.
This year's seven TCA Awards nominations ties for FX's highest total ever (2011).
Since 2002, FX has been nominated for a total of 38 TCA Awards. Past winners include Michael Chiklis for The Shield (Outstanding Individual Achievement in Drama), Louie (Outstanding Achievement in Comedy), and Louis C.K. for Louie (Outstanding Individual Achievement in Comedy). In the Outstanding Achievement in Drama category, FX has accrued 10 total nominations since 2002, including for series The Shield, Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Damages and Rescue Me. For Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, FX has totaled three nominations and one win for the hit series Louie. This year The Americans join The Shield and Justified with their Outstanding New Program nominations.
ABOUT FX NETWORKS
FX Networks, a division of the Fox Networks Group, is comprised of FX, FXM, and its newest channel, FXX, which launches on September 2, 2013. Launched in June of 1994, FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, which is carried in more than 98 million homes. Its diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas, including Sons of Anarchy, Justified, The Americans; the miniseries American Horror Story; and the acclaimed hit comedy series Louie, Archer and Wilfred. Its library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any commercial television network. FX's roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, Anger Management and, coming in 2014, Mike & Molly. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in more than 49 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day, and contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films in the evening, as well as short-form award-winning original programming. FXX will be carried in more than 72 million homes at launch and its schedule will feature original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel will be anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and Legit, and the critically acclaimed latenight strip, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Over the next several years, FX, FXX and FXM will undergo an ambitious programming expansion, with the three networks combining to deliver more than 25 original scripted series.