FX Networks Celebrates Holiday Season with Special Programming Events
FX and FXX are celebrating the holidays with a series of special programming events, including marathon showings of hit family movies and holiday or winter-themed THE SIMPSONS episodes, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President, Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks.FX Christmas Family Movie Marathon - Sunday, December 24th from 11am-3am ET/PT and Monday, December 25th from 7am-2am ET/PT on FX: FX is celebrating the holidays with a two-day marathon of classic family movies. The marathon event begins at 11am ET/PT on Sunday December 24th with Rio and Rio 2, followed by Christmas with the Kranks at 3pm ET/PT and five showings of The Santa Claus 2 starting at 5pm ET/PT. The marathon continues at 7am ET/PT Christmas Day with Rio, Rio2, Christmas with the Kranks, The Santa Claus 2, The Croods, Home, Minions, and back-to-back showings of How to Train Your Dragon 2 starting at 9pm ET/PT. The Simpsons Christmas Week - Monday, December 18th through Monday, December 25th on FXX: FXX is gearing up for Christmas Day with an entire week of the best winter and holiday themed episodes of The Simpsons. The celebration begins at 6pm ET/PT on Monday, December 18th and continues throughout the week, in its regular time period, concluding with twelve back-to-back episodes from 6pm ET/PT to midnight on Monday, December 25th. The Simpsons New Years Eve Marathon - Sunday, December 31st Starting at 6pm ET/PT on FXX Ring in the New Year with the best of THE SIMPSONS on FXX. The event starts with THE SIMPSONS Movie at 6pm ET/PT on New Years Eve and is followed by a ten-hour long marathon beginning at 8pm ET/PT and continuing into the first day of 2018! ABOUT FX NETWORKS FX Networks, a business unit of 21st Century Fox, is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM and the video on-demand app FXNOW. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 91 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including The Americans, Taboo, Legion and Snowfall; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, AMERICAN CRIME Story, FEUD and the upcoming Trust; and acclaimed hit comedy series including Baskets, BETTER THINGS and Atlanta. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in 86 million homes. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the Emmy(R) Award winning comedy series Archer, You're the Worst and the upcoming untitled Marvel's Deadpool animated comedy series. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history. FXM (formerly FOX Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in 57 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), and contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films in the evening, as well as short-form award-winning original programming. FX Networks received 55 Emmy(R) Award nominations in 2017, the most of any basic cable network for the fourth consecutive year, after winning a basic cable record 18 Emmy Awards in 2016.