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FX Sets Premiere Dates for New and Returning Series – Including ‘American Sports Story,’ ‘The Old Man’ Season 2 and ‘Social Studies’

FX Sets Premiere Dates for New and Returning Series – Including ‘American Sports Story,’ ‘The Old Man’ Season 2 and ‘Social Studies’

Special effects announced premiere dates for a number of new and returning series, including new comedy series English teacherfirst rate History of American Sports franchise, the long awaited return Old manand more.

Here’s a recap of the five new and returning series:

  • The New York Times Presents: “Lying to Fly” – The newest documentary premieres Friday, August 23 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FX.
  • English teacher – The new comedy series premieres Monday, September 2 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FX with the first two episodes of the eight-episode season. All episodes will air the following day on the channel Hulu. The series will be available soon Disney+ internationally.
  • Old man – Season two premieres Thursday, September 12 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FX with the first two episodes of the eight-episode season. All episodes will stream the following day on Hulu. The series will soon arrive on Disney+ worldwide.
  • American Sports History: Aaron Hernandez – The first part of a new limited series premieres Tuesday, September 17 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FX with the first two episodes of the 10-episode series. All episodes will stream the following day on Hulu. The series will soon arrive on Disney+ worldwide.
  • Social Studies – The new docuseries premieres Friday, September 27 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FX with the first two episodes of the five-part series. All episodes will stream the following day on Hulu. The series will be available on Disney+ worldwide in select countries at a later date.

English teacher:

  • Special effects English teacher is a comedy series created by Brian Jordan Alvarez in which he stars as “Evan Marquez,” an Austin, Texas high school teacher who often finds himself at the intersection of the personal, professional, and political aspects of his job at a high school.
  • Evan wants to be a principled person, but that often gets him into trouble. At Evan’s side at Morrison-Hensley High is his group of teacher friends. Chief among them is his best friend “Gwen Sanders” (Stephanie Koenig), an eager and optimistic history teacher who tends to see the best in people, even when she probably shouldn’t. Then there’s the gym teacher “Markie Hillridge” (Sean Patton). While he may seem gruff and abrasive, beneath the surface he has a knowledge of human nature that often proves valuable to Evan. When they’re not arguing, Markie and Evan have a real bond… but they usually argue.
  • “Principal Grant Moretti” (Enrico Colantoni) wants nothing more than peace and the path of least resistance — a path Evan rarely wants to take. While Grant keeps his opinions close to his vest, he respects Evan’s passion, even if it makes his job more difficult. Guidance counselor “Rick” (Carmen Christopher) barely wants to be at the school — he fancies himself an entrepreneur — but still loves hanging out with the other teachers. Evan’s ex-boyfriend “Malcolm” (Jordan Firstman) is a former teacher at Morrison. The wild and free-thinking Malcolm often drags Evan back into a pseudo-relationship.
  • When Grant informs Evan that he is under investigation for a long-dormant incident in which he and Malcolm kissed in front of students, Evan suddenly feels under scrutiny and targeted for his sexuality. Evan must follow one rule: no relationships with faculty… only to meet “Harry” (Langston Kerman), a charming new teacher who seems interested in him.
  • Throughout the eight-episode season, we follow Evan as he navigates his relationships, his students, and his faculty colleagues, and tries to answer the question: can you truly be yourself in your job?
  • Created by Brian Jordan Alvarez, FX English teacher is executive produced by Alvarez, Paul Simms, Jonathan Krisel and Dave King. Kathryn Dean, Jake Bender and Zach Dunn serve as co-executive producers. English teacher is produced by FX Productions.

Old man:

  • In season 2 Old manFormer CIA agent “Dan Chase” (Jeff Bridges) and former FBI Deputy Director “Harold Harper” (John Lithgow) embark on their most important mission yet – to retrieve “Emily Chase” (Alia Shawkat) after she is kidnapped by “Faraz Hamzad” (Navid Negahban), a powerful Afghan tribal leader. When all three men claim she is their daughter, Emily is thrown into an identity crisis that has tragic consequences.
  • As Chase and Harper fight over Emily, Hamzad is forced to make decisions that could threaten his family and the village he has faithfully led his entire life. “Khadija” (Jacqueline Antaramian), Hamzad’s sister and trusted advisor, worries about the path her brother has chosen and what it will cost them. As the stakes rise and more secrets are uncovered, “Zoe McDonald” (Amy Brenneman) takes surprising steps after being drawn into a new world by Chase. Meanwhile, “Julian Carson” (Gbenga Akinnagbe) is disillusioned with his previous role and finds himself at a crossroads, facing a path he never imagined.
  • Old man is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry. Teleplay and created for television by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine, Old man is produced by Steinberg, Dan Shotz, Warren Littlefield, Levine, Bridges, David Schiff, Craig Silverstein and Jon Watts. The series is produced by 20th Television in association with The Littlefield Company.

American Sports History: Aaron Hernandez

  • First rate History of American Sports is based on a podcast Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc. from The Boston Globe and Wondery. The 10-episode limited series charts the rise and fall of NFL superstar Aaron Hernandez and explores the disparate threads of his identity, family, career, suicide, and their legacy on sports and American culture.
  • The series stars: Josh Rivera (Aaron Hernandez), Jaylen Barron (Shayanna Jenkins), Lindsay Mendez (Tanya Singleton), Ean Castellanos (DJ Hernandez), Tammy Blanchard (Terri Hernandez), Tony Yazbeck (Urban Meyer), Patrick Schwarzenegger (Tim Tebow), Thomas Sadoski (Brian Murphy), Jake Cannavale (“Chris”) and Norbert Leo Butz (Bill Belichick).
  • American Sports History: Aaron Hernandez is produced by Ryan Murphy, Stuart Zicherman, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Eric Kovtun, Scott Robertson and Carl Franklin. Wondery’s Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy also executive produce along with The Boston Globe’s Linda Pizzuti Henry and Ira Napoliello. The series is produced by 20th Television.

Social Sciences:

  • From an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker/photographer Lauren Greenfield, Social Studies is a character-driven documentary series that delves into the lives of the first generation raised on social media.
  • Shot in Los Angeles during the school year, this groundbreaking social experiment follows a diverse group of Los Angeles teens as they open up their lives and phones to offer an intimate look at how social media has changed their childhoods. From battling bullying, grappling with beauty norms, dealing with racism, exploring sexuality, coping with the pressures of constant comparison, and making life-changing decisions, their compelling and relatable experiences take us on a raw, visceral, and urgent journey through the challenges of growing up in the digital age.
  • The creator, director and executive producer of Social Studies is Lauren Greenfield (Queen of Versailles, Generation Wealth) with executive producers Frank Evers, Wallis Annenberg, Andrea Van Beuren, Regina K. Scully and Caryn Capotosto.