FX has been the proving ground for bringing premium cable principles to basic cable. The debut of The Shield in 2002, proved that basic cable could be home to more than cut-rate detective shows and Big Bang Theory re-runs. Since then, FX has continued to stand at the forefront of both drama and comedy content, and Landgraf has been an integral part of that success. With dramas like Sons of Anarchy and Justified, and comic content like Louie and The League, FX has proven to be incredibly progressive in the last decade.
The trend looks like it will only continue, as Landgraf recently announced a bold new venture. FX will split into three channels, with one focusing on comedy, the other on mature drama, and a third carrying on their original mission of feature film broadcasts. The experiment is ambitious, but you can't doubt Landgraf's track record.