FX’s 2016 upfront event: Screening of ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ finale and bowling party in NYC

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FX Networks does upfronts its own way: with a screening of the “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” season finale and a bowling party in New York City. The network screened the finale at the AMC Empire 25 movie theater in Times Square on Wednesday in front of an audience that included FX leaders and stars representing various FX shows, including Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, Sterling K. Brown, Courtney B. Vance, Danny DeVito, Louie Anderson and John Travolta.

Toby Byrne, president of advertising sales for Fox Networks Group, offered opening remarks focused on how FX’s high-quality content has been essential for getting meaningful attention for all the network’s stakeholders. John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks, praised the talent in FX’s shows and talked about the broader significance of “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”

After the screening, the 7th Annual FX All-Star Bowling Party was hosted at the Lucky Strike bowling alley.

Here are some photos from the red carpet before the screening and the bowling party afterward:

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Larry Karaszewski (L), Sarah Paulson (C) and Scott Alexander attend a screening of the final episode of FX’s ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ at the AMC Empire 25 on March 30, 2016 in New York City.

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Sarah Paulson (L) and Courtney B. Vance attend a screening of the final episode of FX’s ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ at the AMC Empire 25 on March 30, 2016 in New York City.

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 Danny DeVito attends a screening of the final episode of FX’s ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ at the AMC Empire 25 on March 30, 2016.

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Desmin Borges (L) and Kether Donohue attend a screening of the final episode of FX’s ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ at the AMC Empire 25 on March 30, 2016 in New York City. 

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Sterling K. Brown attends a screening of the final episode of FX’s ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ at the AMC Empire 25 on March 30, 2016 in New York City.

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Jeffrey Toobin attends a screening of the final episode of FX’s ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ at the AMC Empire 25 on March 30, 2016 in New York City.

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Elizabeth Gillies (L) and John Ales attend the 7th Annual FX All-Star Bowling Party at Lucky Strike Manhattan on March 30, 2016 in New York City.

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Cuba Gooding Jr. bowls at the 7th Annual FX All-Star Bowling Party at Lucky Strike Manhattan on March 30, 2016 in New York City.

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Anthony Hemingway (L) and Courtney B. Vance, attend the 7th Annual FX All-Star Bowling Party at Lucky Strike Manhattan on March 30, 2016 in New York City.

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(L-R) John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks, FX Productions, FX, FXX; Cuba Gooding Jr; John Travolta attend the FX Upfront 2016 after-party at Lucky Strike Manhattan on March 30, 2016 in New York City.
 

FX will air the “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” season finale on Tuesday, April 5, at 10 p.m. EDT.