Top 50 Original Shows on FX
It’s always hard to find great shows, we’re luckily spoiled for choice. You can spend all night bombarded with options browsing FX, but never end up watching anything!
This is why we’ve curated this top 50 list of the best original shows on FX, using the power of Rivr and its users.
This list was last updated on Oct 18, 2021.
39. Sons of Anarchy
An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegal arms business driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood.
8.4 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Dec 9, 2014
38. The Strain
A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
7.5 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Mystery | Released: Sep 17, 2017
A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
8.3 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Nov 29, 2020
36. The Shield
The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.
8.1 ⭐ | Crime, Drama, Action & Adventure | Released: Nov 25, 2008
35. The League
The League is an American sitcom and semi-improvised comedy about a about a fantasy football league and its members and their everyday lives.
7.3 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Dec 9, 2015
David Haller, AKA Legion, is a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.
7.6 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Aug 12, 2019
Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, recent law school graduate Ellen Parsons. Each season features a major case that Hewes and her firm take on, while also examining a chapter of the complicated relationship between Ellen and Patty. The first two seasons center around the law firm Hewes & Associates. Later seasons center more on Patty and Ellen's relationship as Ellen begins to distance herself from Hewes & Associates and begins an independent career.
7.6 ⭐ | Mystery, Drama, Crime | Released: Sep 12, 2012
Hotshot plastic surgeons Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy experience full-blown midlife crises as they confront career, family and romance problems.
7.1 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Mar 3, 2010
31. What We Do in the Shadows
A documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of a group of vampires in Staten Island who have “lived” together for hundreds and hundreds of years.
7.7 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Oct 14, 2021
30. Mayans M.C.
Set in the aftermath of Jax Teller’s death, Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now, EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp.
8.0 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: May 11, 2021
A character drama based on the 2001 Elmore Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." Leonard's tale centers around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of Kentucky, a quiet but strong-willed official of the law. The tale covers his high-stakes job, as well as his strained relationships with his ex-wife and father.
8.0 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Apr 14, 2015
28. The Americans
Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI Counterintelligence agent.
7.9 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: May 30, 2018
Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and it's name is crack. Set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it, the story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course.
8.2 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Apr 21, 2021
The trials and triumphs of one of the wealthiest and unhappiest families of the United States, the Gettys. Told over multiple seasons and spanning the twentieth century, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome.
7.3 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: May 27, 2018
25. The Ultimate Fighter
Sixteen men from across the Americas travel to Las Vegas with one dream, one goal - to become The Ultimate Fighter. Determination. Discipline. Excellence. At the end of each week, one fighter from each team must fight in the Octagon to avoid being kicked out of the UFC Training Center until only two remain in each weight division. In the end, The Ultimate Fighter will be decided by a competition match -- a head-to-head fight to the finish inside the Octagon. The weak are eliminated...The strong will survive...Only one will be left standing from each weight class...The Ultimate Fighter.
6.9 ⭐ | Reality | Released: Aug 17, 2021
24. Better Things
Sam Fox is a single, working actor with no filter trying to raise her three daughters – Max, Frankie and Duke – in Los Angeles. She is mom, dad, referee and the cops.
7.2 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Apr 29, 2020
Chip Baskets wants to follow his dream of being a French clown—however, reality keeps interfering. Saddled with financial difficulties and facing an impenetrable language barrier, he moves back home to Bakersfield with high hopes. There, he is forced to confront his past while working as a rodeo clown and competing with his siblings for his mother's approval and affection.
6.9 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Aug 22, 2019
22. FEUD: Bette and Joan
Anthology series of famous feuds with the first season based on the legendary rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford which began early on their careers, climaxed on the set of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" and evolved into an Oscar vendetta.
8.1 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Apr 23, 2017
Everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, but Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit. While leading him through a series of comedic and existential adventures, Wilfred the dog shows Ryan the man how to overcome his fears and joyfully embrace the unpredictability and insanity of the world around him.
7.6 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Aug 13, 2014
Jim Jefferies, an edgy, foul-mouthed stand-up comedian from Australia, in his mid-30s and living in LA, is endeavoring to make his life and career more “legit,” only to find it a difficult, uncomfortable uphill struggle every step of the way. Jim is encouraged in his quest by Steve, his neurotic best friend and roommate, a cyber-law library salesman who struggles to stay on his feet in the wake of a divorce, and Steve’s brother Billy, who suffers from advanced staged Muscular Dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair.
7.6 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: May 14, 2014
Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.
7.7 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: May 28, 2015
18. Mr Inbetween
Ray Shoesmith is a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend: tough roles to juggle in the modern age. Even harder when you’re a criminal for hire.
7.9 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Jul 13, 2021
17. Son of the Beach
A parody of "Baywatch" featuring Malibu Adjacent's Notch Johnson, the world's greatest lifeguard (hardly), and his unit SPF-30.
7.2 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Oct 1, 2002
16. The Bastard Executioner
A blood-soaked, medieval epic that tells the story of Wilkin Brattle, a 14th century warrior, whose life is forever changed when a divine messenger beseeches him to lay down his sword and lead the life of another man: a journeyman executioner. Set in northern Wales during a time rife with rebellion and political upheaval, Wilkin must walk a tight rope between protecting his true identity while also serving a mysterious destiny.
Guided by Annora, a mystical healer whose seeming omniscience keeps Wilkin under her sway; manipulated by Milus Corbett, a devious Chamberlain with grand political aspirations; and driven by a deepening connection with the Baroness Lady Love, Wilkin struggles to navigate political, emotional and supernal pitfalls in his quest to understand his greater purpose.
5.8 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Nov 17, 2015
15. Lights Out
Lights Out is an American television boxing drama series from the FX network in the United States. It stars Holt McCallany as Patrick "Lights" Leary, a New Jersey native, and former heavyweight champion boxer who is considering a comeback. The series premiered on January 11, 2011 at 10 pm ET/PT. On March 24, 2011, FX announced the cancellation of the show. The final episode aired on April 5.
7.9 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Drama | Released: Apr 5, 2011
When close-to-retirement homicide detective Settar Öztürk is assigned a final case with his case partner Kemal McAllister, they discover a series of ruthless and operose murders. They soon discover they are dealing with a serial killer whose motives are connected with Islamic heresy and sufism. As the case disentangles, the detectives find out solving the case is not their only role in this picture.
7.3 ⭐ | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Action & Adventure | Released: May 22, 2020
13. A Wilderness of Error
A five-part documentary series based on the best-selling book by Errol Morris. When Army surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald is sent to prison for killing his family, a storm of swirling narratives challenges our very ability to find the truth all the while overshadowing a chilling possibility: MacDonald may be an innocent man.
5.3 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Oct 2, 2020
12. A Teacher
Claire Wilson, a young teacher at a suburban Texas high school, begins an affair with her student, Eric Walker. But their relationship accelerates faster than anticipated and the permanent damage becomes impossible to ignore.
7.6 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Dec 29, 2020
11. Hip Hop Uncovered
Set against 40 years of music history, this six-part documentary series takes a deep dive into the paradox of America’s criminalization of the genre and its fascination with the street culture that created it and still exists within it. Instead of telling the story of hip hop from the top down, this documentary tells the story from the streets up, as it reveals the untold story of how America’s streets helped shape hip hop culture from an expression of survival and defiance into music’s most dominant genre.
10.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Feb 26, 2021
10. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Four egocentric friends who run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Unfortunately, their warped views and precarious judgments often lead them to trouble, creating a myriad of uncomfortable situations that usually only get worse before they get better.
8.3 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Nov 20, 2019
Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London from Africa in 1814 along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father.
7.9 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery | Released: Feb 25, 2017
Young computer engineer Lily Chan investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the murder of her boyfriend.
7.4 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Mystery | Released: Apr 16, 2020
Two cousins, with different views on art versus commerce, on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene; Earnest 'Earn' Marks, an ambitious college dropout and his estranged cousin, who suddenly becomes a star.
7.9 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: May 10, 2018
Six renowned LGBTQ+ directors explore heroic and heartbreaking stories that define America as a nation. The limited series spans the FBI surveillance of homosexuals during the 1950s Lavender Scare to the “Culture Wars” of the 1990s and beyond, exploring the queer legacy of the Civil Rights movement and the battle over marriage equality.
8.7 ⭐ | Documentary, Drama | Released: May 21, 2021
A suburban neurotic man in his late 20s has convinced himself that he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. Now he must convince his closest friends, because with their help, he might actually convince the world.
8.1 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Aug 11, 2021
4. Welcome to Wrexham
A documentary series on the tiny Welsh soccer club that was recently acquired by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
0.0 ⭐ | Documentary
3. Reservation Dogs
This comedy follows the exploits of four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma who steal, rob and save in order to get to the exotic, mysterious and faraway land of California.
8.6 ⭐ | Drama, Comedy, Crime | Released: Sep 20, 2021
2. The Premise
This anthology series about timeless moral questions in unprecedented times, takes provocative concepts and brings them into the open, delivering three-dimensional, character-driven stories with humor and heart.
9.5 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Oct 7, 2021
1. American Crime Story
An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminal investigations.
7.5 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Oct 19, 2021