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FX renews 'The Americans' for second season

FX's 1980s-set espionage thriller The Americans has been renewed for a second season by the network, it's been reported. The series, which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as two KGB agents posing as a married, suburban American couple, premiered at the end of January and has marked relatively stable ratings since. 

The fourth episode, Wednesday night's "In Control," logged around 2 million viewers, a figure that's quickly providing to be around average for the show's first season. The figures are slightly lower than FX' dramas Justified and American Horror Story, and a damn sight lower than the network's tentpole, Sons of Anarchy. Still, FX seems to believe that The Americans' audience can grow, and if the quality of the show is any indicator, it certainly will. 

The Americans season 2 will, like season 1, consist of thirteen episodes. 

FX's other new original series of 2013, the sitcom Legit, has not yet been picked up for a second season. 

If you're wanting to catch up on The Americans, FX will be airing a marathon of the five episodes that have aired so far on Friday, March 1.

The next episode of The Americans, "Comint" -- in which "a crucial agent crumbles under emotional distress and threatens to topple a valuable network of KGB informants," while "professionally, Philip and Elizabeth are tasked with infiltrating the FBI’s new communications encryption system while personally they are forced to grapple with one of the darker aspects of life as a spy" -- will air next Wednesday, February 27, on FX. 

 


Details
Show:
- The Americans (2013)
Person:
- Keri Russell
Network:
- FX

Written by: mcpherson
Feb 21st, 2013, 9:15 am

Images courtesy of FX

DakotaBlue

Message Posted On Feb 28th, 2013, 2:03 am
This show is becoming absurd. Kerry Russell shoots a man on the street and stands there looking at him. She climbs over 2 cars on lifts to get to the car trunk all the while 3 people are directly under one car. Puhleeze. The FBI agent goes on surveillance and looks embalmed. Emmerich is like the walking dead. The FBI decides to change the codes just before an important meeting between 2 Russian operatives signally that the FBI is on to them and worse has a mole in the org...I mean gimme a break. This is amateur night. The premise for the plot is a good one but it isn't being written with any kind of intelligence. Nothing like Homeland or MI-5.
MTQueenie
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Message Posted On Feb 22nd, 2013, 2:06 am

Very happy about this, i love this show!

wynn

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Message Posted On Feb 21st, 2013, 7:54 pm

Aye, quite good show indeed.

And yes, Putin is awesomeness incorporated and a true bon viveur!

mike49

Message Posted On Feb 21st, 2013, 6:55 pm
nice show, hope it will have more than 2 seasons
Anonymous

Message Posted On Feb 21st, 2013, 4:15 pm
They destroyed our homeland and now we will strike back from silver screen ! Fun fact - Vladimir Putin was in same KGB directorate (1st - Foreign Intelligence) as Elizabeth and Phillip. His duty in East Germany was similar to that of Margo Martindale. Now that's a bad ass for a leader !
tinalessia

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Message Posted On Feb 21st, 2013, 2:41 pm

love this show!

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