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FX Sets Midseason Schedule

FX has set its midseason lineup anchored by the final season
of signature series Nip/Tuck on Jan.
6. The show's final nine episodes will air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. with the 100th
episode airing March 3. Final season guest stars include Melanie Griffith, Joan
Rivers, Mario Lopez, Frances Conroy, Donna Mills and Joan Van Ark.

Animated comedy Archer
bows Jan. 14. FX has ordered 10 episodes of the show which will join veteran
live-action comedy It's Always Sunny in
and The League,
which bowed this year.

Additionally, FX has confirmed a 13-episode order for a
semi-autobiographical half-hour from comedian Louis C.K. which will premiere in
the spring.

FX will also bow a slew of theatricals including The Simpsons Movie Jan. 10, Superbad Jan. 17 and Spiderman 3 and Live Free or Die Hard also in early 2010.

Damages returns
for its third season of 13 episodes Jan. 25. The network would not confirm that
this would be the final season for the show. FX renewed the show for a second
and third season concurrently back in 2007. But another renewal seems remote in
light of Damages' second season
ratings decline and its hefty price-tag. However, the show does get a nice bump
in DVR viewing and has been a favorite on the awards show circuit with star
Glenn Close taking home the best actress Emmy two years in a row.

FX has ordered 13 episodes of the new drama Justified from Graham Yost based on
author Elmore Leonard's 19th century law man Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens.