FX's new Fargo TV series airs from 10 PM to 11:13 PM, Eastern. Why? I'm positive they could trim enough from each episode to make it fit a normal one-hour timeslot, and I doubt it'd be too hard to extend it to 1h30m if trimming wasn't an option. Why give the show such an irregular timeslot?
If you look at their entire schedule, they list Fargo as running back to back to back.
So, from the 10pm to 11:13 Saturday night time slot you have an episode of Fargo, then from 11:15p Saturday until 1 am Sunday, you have another episode. (It is not clear if it is an encore presentation or not).
Then again at 1 am, you have another slot for Fargo, only this one is limited to an hour.
So my supposition is that they are extending the time slots to get more advertising time/revenue, and the two shows together take up a 3 hour block.
That only comes out to blocks of 2 and a half hours, not 3. I read the network execs allow them a lttle more time to tell the story each episode, due to each season being like a mini-series, ending on the season's last episode.