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 Aug 2, 2021.
34. American Horror Story
An anthology horror drama series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a farmhouse in Roanoke and a cult.
8.1 ⭐ | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Aug 25, 2021
33. 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
32. 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.
7.4 ⭐ | 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
30. 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.
7.4 ⭐ | 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.
7.5 ⭐ | 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
26. 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.
7.9 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Sep 2, 2021
25. 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.
7.9 ⭐ | 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
23. 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.
7.8 ⭐ | 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.
8.1 ⭐ | 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
20. 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.
6.8 ⭐ | Reality | Released: Jul 27, 2021
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
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
16. 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.
7.8 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Jul 13, 2021
Married is a half hour comedy about being miserably in love. Russ and Lina Bowman can barely remember what life was like before kids, debt, and suburbia rained on their romance -- but every once in a while, in between the arguments about their declining sex life and who's driving carpool, they are reminded what drew them together in the first place -- they're best friends. The show also features Russ and Lina's friend AJ, who is recently divorced and pretending he's over his wife, and their other friend Jess, who is married to a much older man who can't keep up with her.
6.6 ⭐ | Comedy, Drama | Released: Oct 1, 2015
Johnny Rock is the aging lead singer of NYC's legendary early-'90s band The Heathens, who is trying to get both his band and his life back together. The aging and broke bad-boy rocker gets another shot at fame as a songwriter for a brash and talented young singer who's a big fan of his early work.
5.3 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Sep 1, 2016
13. 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
12. The Comedians
A veteran comedian is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for a late-night comedy sketch show.
6.3 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jun 25, 2015
11. 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.
4.3 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Oct 2, 2020
10. 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.
0.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Feb 26, 2021
9. 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
7. The Most Dangerous Animal of All
Soon after his birth-mother contacted him for the first time, Gary L. Stewart decided to search for his biological father. His disturbing identity would force Stewart to reconsider everything he thought he knew about himself.
0.0 ⭐ | Documentary, Mystery | Released: Mar 6, 2020
6. Black Narcissus
Himalayas, 1934. A remote clifftop palace once known as the ‘House of Women’ holds many dark secrets. When the young nuns of St. Faith attempt to establish a mission there, its haunting mysteries awaken forbidden desires that seem destined to repeat a terrible tragedy. Adaptation of the 1939 novel by Rumer Godden.
7.1 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Nov 23, 2020
5. American Crime Story
An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
7.5 ⭐ | Crime, Drama | Released: Sep 7, 2021
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.
8.5 ⭐ | 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.
8.0 ⭐ | Comedy | Released: Jul 28, 2021
1. 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.
0.0 ⭐ | Comedy, Crime | Released: Aug 9, 2021