FX Announces SDCC 2015 Slate: Archer, American Horror Story, and More

Archer SDCC 2015

Press Release:


Archer Kicks Things Off with a Screening and Q&A on Friday July 10th at 5 PM

American Horror Story: Freak Show Cast Shares the Stage with Ryan Murphy’s latest comedy Scream Queenson Sunday July 12th at 12:30 PM

An All-Star “FX TV Block” Featuring Denis Leary’s New Comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, the Infectious Drama The Strain, and an Exclusive Sneak Preview of Kurt Sutter’s Highly-Anticipated New Series

The Bastard Executioner Starting Sunday July 12th at 3 PM

LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2015 – FX Networks is bringing fan favorites Archer, American Horror Story and The Strain to Comic-Con in San Diego this July along with Denis Leary’s new comedySex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Each series will feature screenings, panel discussions, press rooms and autograph signings at SDCC. As an added bonus, FX will present an exclusive sneak preview of Kurt Sutter’s new series The Bastard Executioner, which will debut on FX this fall.

FX Networks will present the following panel sessions and screenings (talent appearances subject to change):

Friday, July 10


Panel 5:00-6:00 PM, Indigo Ballroom. Moderator: TBD

Archer, the award-winning animated comedy about a spy agency whose employees constantly undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain, will bring together Creator Adam Reed and Executive Producer Matt Thompson with the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Jessica Walter, Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash and Lucky Yates. In addition to the panel, fans will see an exclusive screening of a “Best of…” reel highlighting many of the series’ best moments.

Sunday, July 12th

American Horror Story

Panel 12:30-1:30 PM, Hall H. Moderator: Tim Stack, Entertainment Weekly

American Horror Story – fresh off its fourth installment, Freak Show, and soon to return with Hotel – will feature stars who will appear in both chapters: Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Matt Bomer. They will share the stage with stars of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Fox comedy Scream Queens.

FX TV Block Featuring Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, The Strain and a Sneak Peek of The Bastard Executioner

Panel: 3:00-4:30 PM, Hall H. Moderator(s): TBD

Kick out the jams with Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, premiering on FX on July 16th at 10 PM ET/PT. Denis Leary stars as the lead singer of a legendary 90s band called The Heathens, who were on the brink of stardom when they broke up and now, years later, are looking to recapture some of the old glory. Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director Denis Leary will be joined on stage by actors Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine HendrixRobert Kelly and John Ales to discuss the new series and present an exclusive sneak peek of the show. Then catch The Strain, a thriller based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title that will debut its second season on July 12th at 10 PM ET/PT. Fans will get an exclusive screening of all-new material, including two original pieces created specifically for SDCC and an insightful discussion with Showrunner/Executive Producer Carlton Cuse, Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer Guillermo del Toro, Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer Chuck Hogan and actors Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Richard Sammel and Natalie Brown. And for an epic finale, get an exclusive world premiere first-look at Sons of Anarchy Creator Kurt Sutter’s highly-anticipated new series The Bastard Executioner.


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 more than 94 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including The Americans, Tyrant, The Strain and the upcoming The Bastard Executioner and Taboo; the critically-acclaimed miniseries American Horror Story, Fargo and the upcoming miniseries American Crime Story; acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Archer, Married, The Comedians and the upcoming Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll andBaskets. FX’s roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, In Living Color and Mike & Molly. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in more than 53 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. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in more than 78 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 League, You’re the Worst, Man Seeking Woman and the upcoming The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project(TBD). FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history, and the late night animated block Animation Domination.

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Denis Leary signs at Barnes & Noble on Thursday December 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

Barnes & Noble at The Grove invites you to pick up a very special gift for everyone on your list who loves the holidays and those who can’t wait until they’re over. Meet Denis Leary tonight when he signs Merry F***in’ Christmas.

Special Instructions
This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be available at 9 am on December 6th with the purchase of Merry F***in’ Christmas. Personalization with first names is available. Photography is permitted.

Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036

NJ – Captain Stacy Signs

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Denis Leary appears at Bookends on Wednesday, November 28th at 7:00pm to sign his new book Merry F*ing Christmas.

211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

NYC – Captain Stacy Signs

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Denis Leary signs at Barnes & Noble on Thursday November 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

Author Event
The acclaimed actor and comedian skewers all the trappings and obligations that come with the holidays with his new book Merry F***kin’ Christmas.

Special Instructions
Event space opens at 5:00 pm. Seating is limited. Priority seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis for customers who purchase the book. Customers who do not wish to purchase will be accommodated as our capacity allows.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

NYC – Rescue Me Star Signing

Denis Leary signs on December 08, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Manhattan – Columbus Circle – Borders
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

One of America’s most original and biting comic satirists, Denis Leary turns his irreverent eye and scathing humor on everything you love and cherish-and now he does it with a hilarious, illustrated collection of Tweets! Like a quiver full of arrows, Suck On This Year’s barbs will hit you where it hurts-and you’ll love it.

NY – Rescue Me Signing

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Denis Leary signs his new book Suck on This Year on Tuesday December 07, 2010 at 7:00 PM.

One of America’s most original and biting comic satirists, Denis Leary turns his irreverent eye and scathing humor on everything you love and cherish and now he does it with a hilarious, illustrated collection of Tweets! Like a quiver fill of arrows, Suck On This Year’s barbs will hit you where it hurts and you ll love it. 

Barnes & Noble – Smith Haven Mall
600 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY 11755

NJ – Rescue Me Star Signing

Denis Leary, star of Rescue Me, signs on Monday, December 6th at 7:30pm.

211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450