FX Networks has won out in a tussle to secure off-network rights to hit FOX animated series Family Guy, starting with the 16th season (2017-18), which will bring the Seth MacFarlane series to air on FXX starting next week. Deadline broke the news. The channel is already the off-network home to animation icon The Simpsons, which it picked up 2013, as well as the new base for FX original hit Archer.
FX will be sharing Family Guy reruns with Freeform, its new sibling channel under the Disney-Fox acquisition. Peter, Lois and the rest of the Griffin gang will move in at FXX on April 16, where it will air Tuesdays (9-11 p.m.), Thursdays (12-1 a.m.) and Sundays (7-9 p.m.) paired with The Simpsons. Freeform will offer Family Guy in a one-hour block on Wednesdays, starting April 17.