Just because we haven't reached The Fourth of July yet doesn't mean it's too early to start thinking about the fall – at least not if you're FX. Looking to the future, the cable network announced the premiere dates for Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans M.C., Mr Inbetween, season 9 of the American Horror Story franchise (American Horror Story: 1984) and the record-tying 14th season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Here's a look at when fans can expect their favorites to return to FX/FXX:
"American Horror Story: 1984" – Wednesday, September 18 @ 10 p.m. (FX)
For the ninth cycle of Murphy and Falchuk's American Horror Story, the horror anthology is going back to the days of parachute pants, thin leather ties, Frankie telling us to relax… and slasher films. In the teaser, we see a disturbing nod to the "killer-in-the-woods" theme prevalent in many horror movies of the time – interesting fact: while many think of Friday the 13th as the film that started it all, the theme actually began well before the original film's 1980 premiere. Of particular interest is the year 1984, which saw the release of such genre classics as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Children of the Corn, and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (okay… "camp classic").
Previously, we reported that American Horror Story: Apocalypse resident "Supreme" Billie Lourd seemingly confirmed her involvement in the series' next go-around; then Cody Fern (American Horror Story: Apocalypse's Michael Langdon) said he would be interested in being involved with AHS: 1984. While Sarah Paulson (star of Murphy's upcoming Netflix series Ratched) hasn't confirmed if she will be back, she has expressed interested in directing future episodes of American Horror Story – which does still leave AHS: 1984 in play. In April, Paulson didn't appear to be involved in the early stages of the season's production/development: "All I can say is I know the least about this season upcoming that I've known about any season."
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" – Wednesday, September 25 @ 10 p.m. (FXX)
With its 14th season renewal order, FXX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is now tied with ABC's The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as the longest-running live-action comedy series. Now that's a title Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Kaitlin Olson), and Frank (Danny DeVito) would be more than happy to hang behind the bar. Along with that, they're coming off one helluva' quality 13th season – considered by fans and critics to be one of its best. Safe to say things are pretty good for The Gang from Paddy's Pub.
"Mayans M.C." – Tuesday, September 3 @ 10 p.m. (FX)
Kurt Sutter and Elgin James' Mayans M.C. stars JD Pardo, Clayton Cardenas, Edward James Olmos, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Antonio Jaramillo, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral and Danny Pino, with Emilio Rivera recurring.
"Mr. InBetween" – Thursday, September 12 @ 10 p.m. (FX)
Scott Ryan and Nash Edgerton's Australian drama Mr. Inbetween moves from Tuesdays to Thursdays beginning in the fall.