my directv package doesn't have fxx. i could upgrade, but i am doing this partly out of protest... and partly b/c i wonder whether these shows are worth the extra $6-7/month. I already spend a chunk of $$$ on my directv bill. Adding more cost to the bill for one or two shows isn't worth it.
Call DirecTv and tell them you will cancel your service if they don't either lower your bill or give you FXX. Even if you can't get FXX, they will lower your bill.
I do this every year. My DirecTv bill is $90, but I only spend $45 a month. How, you ask? A couple years ago I called to cancel my service due to price and they said "What if we cut your bill in half?" So I kept it. But every year my bill goes back up to $90 and I call to get it lowered and they always work with me. They would rather have some of your money than none at all.