FX had an outstanding slate of new series in 2010 - "Archer," "Justified," Louie" and "Terriers" were all excellent. If the network's first new show of 2011 is any indication, we can expect another strong year.

FX had an outstanding slate of new series in 2010 - "Archer," "Justified," Louie" and "Terriers" were all excellent. If the network's first new show of 2011 is any indication, we can expect another strong year.

"Lights Out" follows the life of a retired heavyweight champ, Patrick "Lights Out" Leary (Holt McCallany), who left the ring after a controversial split decision loss.

Leary's career could have continued, but his wife's (Catherine McCormack) ultimatum forced him out at the top of his game.

Five years after his final bout, Leary's life is fairly humdrum - taking care of three daughters, helping out at his father's (Stacy Keach) gym and making public appearances.

Only it's all a ruse - Leary can't pay the bills after a number of bad investments. And his brother/manager (Pablo Schreiber of "The Wire") is either totally incompetent or stealing Leary's wealth.

Sure, this sounds like many boxing tales, but it progresses with complexity. And even if the premise isn't original, "Lights Out" crafts a unique visual style and some clever articulations in the pilot. FX looks to have another strong drama on its hands.