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1st Logo (1995)

Logo: In a light purple background with two faint moving searchlights, we see the letter f, and next to it is a black box with two yellow searchlights. Under the text and box reads "Networks". A trademark notice is below the logo.

FX/SFX: The searchlights moving in the background.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show.

Availability: This logo has been recently found on an episode of Lost and Found.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (1998?-1999)

Logo: Over a backdrop full of skyscrapers, we see a close-up of a typical Fox structure, but has the 1997 FX logo on top with eight searchlights surrounding it (two in front, two on the sides and four from behind). The camera zooms out until the entire tower is on screen. The registered trademark "®" symbol and the copyright notice "© [YEAR] FX NETWORKS, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED" fade in below.

FX/SFX: The camera zoom-out, the searchlights, and the text fading in. Good CGI by REZN8.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show or generic network theme.

Availability: This would appear on FX shows at the time, such as the short-lived series Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular.

Editor's Note: None.


3rd Logo (1999-September 12, 2000)

Logo: On a black background, we see parts of the 1997-2007 FX logo spread out forming the FX logo with a white glow. There's a copyright notice below, reading: "© 2000 FX NETWORKS, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED".

Variants:

  • On a few episodes, the logo is stretched.
  • There is also a long version.

FX/SFX: The spreading.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: It's seen on the first season of Son of the Beach and The Dick & Paula Celebrity Special, among other shows seen on FX at the time.

Editor's Note: None.


4th Logo (March 13-July 17, 2001)

Logo: On a black/blue background, we see a blue version of the 1997-2007 FX logo with a glass effect rotation. The box has the searchlights cut out in it. Below it is the same copyright notice of the previous logo appearing.

FX/SFX: The logo rotating.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: It's seen on the second season of Son of the Beach, and also appeared on the TV movie A Glimpse of Hell.

Editor's Note: None.

5th Logo (March 12, 2002-2003)

Logo: On a black background, we see a light that reveals the 1997-2007 FX logo zooming in. Appearing below is copyright information that reads "© TM [year] Twentieth Century Fox and its related entities."

Variants:

  • On later shows, the zoom-in is in warp speed, and the X has a shadow zoom-in effect. Plus the copyright information is darker and fits to the logo.
  • Same as above, but on a green background and the searchlights are white and blue. Appears on Season 3 of Son of The Beach.
  • On the TV movie RFK, the logo is bigger, zooms in slowly, and doesn't have any effects on the X.

FX/SFX: The light, and the zoom-in.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show.

Availability: Uncommon. It's seen on all FX shows and TV movies from 2002-2003 such as Son of The Beach and The Shield.

Editor's Note: None.


6th Logo (2003-2004)

Logo: On a black background, we see white strips forming the FX logo letters. Then the green/white searchlight box fades in next to the logo, forming the 1997-2007 FX logo. There's a copyright stamp below that reads "© [year] FX Networks, LLC. All rights reserved."

Variants:

  • On the TV movie The Pentagon Papers, "In Association With" is seen below the logo.
  • On season 2 episodes of The Shield, the logo is stretched.

FX/SFX: The white strips, and the searchlights logo fading in.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show or none.

Availability: Extinct. This is seen on FX shows aired from 2003 to 2005 such as The Shield and Trash to Cash.

Editor's Note: None.


7th Logo (2004-2005)

Logo: On a black background, we see the two letters "FX" as well as the FX logo zooming out looking distorted at first, then assembling into the FX logo. It shines whilst zooming out even slower than before. A copyright stamp fades in below.

Variant: On Meltdown, the logo is open-matted, and slightly animated differently. There is also no copyright stamp.

FX/SFX: The text forming. The zoom-out.

Music/Sounds: A whoosh sound, otherwise the ending theme of the show. On Meltdown, it's silent.

Availability: Scarce. This was seen on shows airing on FX in the 2004-2005 season, such as early episodes of Rescue Me and season 3 of The Shield, but current prints of these two shows delete it. It was also seen on the TV movies Meltdown (in which Amazon Prime and Tubi prints retains it) and Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story.

Editor's Note: TBA


8th Logo (March 15, 2005-April 13, 2008)

Logo: On a black background with green lighting, we see 4 copies of the 1997-2007 FX logo spinning like a wheel. The background zooms-out to reveal the FX logo with lights. There's a copyright stamp below that reads "© [year] FX Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved."

Trivia: This logo was based off FX's 2005-2008 on-air look.

Variants:

  • In 2006, tons of X letters were added in the background. Seen on the 2nd season of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
  • Same as above, but the animation was modified a bit. The X letters are on a lightgreen background and the spinning of the logos is faster and barely seen. 3 FX logos fade out a few seconds later and the background becomes darker. There's also no zoom-out. Seen on 2006-2008 shows.
  • Same as above, but in a stretched 4:3 version. Seen on season 5 episodes of The Shield.

FX/SFX: The zoom-out, the lights, the FX logos spinning, and the Xs added later.

Music/Sounds: 6 fast-paced techno drumbeat notes followed by a wind-like sound, which was also used as the network's jingle at the time. In other cases, the ending theme of the show.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • The ending theme of the show is sometimes being used, as seen on Starved and The Shield.
  • Some season 3 episodes of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia have the first note cut off.
  • On Over There, it's the finishing of the abridged 1997 20th Century Fox theme (which began on the TCFTV logo before it).

Availability: Uncommon. This is seen on every FX show and TV movie aired from 2005-2008 such as The Shield, Thief, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The Riches, and Dirt. On international airings of the former and the latter show, this logo was removed in favor of the Sony Pictures Television International logo and the 2006 Buena Vista International Television logo. Also seen on Over There and episodes of The Shield from the time.

Editor's Note: None.

9th Logo (April 14, 2008-April 2, 2013)

Logo: We see a few copies of the 2007-2013 FX logo from the period floating and spinning around, and the camera is positioned close to this. We see another shot of this happening. As we only get a glimpse of this, a white 2D FX logo then spins to the center of the screen and facing the viewer on a dark background with a whitish-bluish light shining in the bottom-right corner. We also see shadows of the FX logos floating and spinning in the background as well. Copyright information appears below that reads "© [year] FX Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved."

FX/SFX: The spinning of the logos. Tons of spinning.

Music/Sounds: A 3-note deep synth tune. The ending theme is otherwise used, as this was the case of Sons of Anarchy.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On the season 5 premiere of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, entitled "The Gang Exploits the Mortgage Crisis", the logo is high-pitched, along with the 3 Arts Entertainment, RCG, and FX Productions logos.
  • On the It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia episodes "How Mac Got Fat" and "The Gang Recycles Their Trash", it used the 2007 FX Productions logo's music, due to a reverse plaster error.

Availability: Uncommon. It's seen on all shows produced by FX Productions from 2008 to 2013, but FX might not really air 2008 reruns of one of their original shows, and FXX doesn't really air 2008 reruns of FX shows. It could probably appear on 2008 FX reruns on Hulu, Netflix, or anything else. Comedy Central reruns of Archer, Viceland reruns of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Sons of Anarchy on Audience Network have this plastered by the 20th Television logo.

Editor's Note: The music is relaxing.


10th Logo (April 3, 2013-December 20, 2019)

Logo: Same as before, but with improved CGI and 3D animation. The logo is now blue on a background with a blue light shining greatly at the center. There are no shadows. The logo shown is the new 2013 FX logo, with the "F" and "X" attached to each other.

Variant: In 2018, it had the lens flare.

FX/SFX: Same as before, but now the logo flies to the center while spinning.

Music/Sounds: Same as before, or the closing theme of the show.

Availability: Common. This is seen on all shows produced by FX Productions between 2013 and 2019. This is seen not only on all new episodes of original FX shows, but also original FXX shows, as FXX itself replaced Fox Soccer on September 2, 2013.

Editor's Note: Same as before.

11th Logo (September 2019-March 1, 2020)

Logo: On a white setting, we pan past some vertical beams. As we pan to the front, it is revealed that these beams form the FX logo. the segmented background blinks out.

Closing Variant: The already-formed FX logo zooms in against a white silk setting.

FX/SFX: The FX logo zooms out and the lights blinking.

Music/Sounds: Similar to the FXP music, but with just a piano and a synth.

Availability: Uncommon. It's seen on the second season of Mayans M.C. and Mr Inbetween, among other FX shows of the time.

Editor's Note: A nice animation for a great viewing for the logo.

12th Logo (March 2, 2020- )

Logo: On a black background, the camera quickly pans around to see the FX logo forming (in the same style as the previous logo), with various different abstract scenes being projected onto the logo. As it finishes forming, the word "F E A R L E S S" fades onto the screen, before then quickly fading out. The FX logo, now a blue color, fades out soon after.

Closing Variant: The already-formed FX logo zooms out with the word "F E A R L E S S" fades in and out. Copyright information appears below that reads "© [year] FX Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved."

FX/SFX: The FX logo forming on screen, the scenes being projected onto the logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as before.

Music/Sounds Variant: In the closing variant, a deep synth tone is heard.

Availability: TBA

Editor's Note: The stunning yet simplistic CGI animation makes this logo quite memorable and nice to look at.

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