The premiere spy on the FX network will return once again. (Easy, The Americans fans.)
The network announced today that it had greenlit a fifth season of its animated spy comedy Archer, which will be 13 episodes in length. In addition, the series will be entered into the Emmy outstanding comedy series category this year. Good luck with that, FX.
The series, which is currently in its fourth season, is up a whopping 44 percent in the adults 18-34 demographic and 36 percent in the adults 18-49 demographic over last year. Not too shabby!
"Archer is one the very best comedy series on television," FX executive vice president of original programming and development Nick Grad said. "Adam Reed, Matt Thompson and the incredible cast -- H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, George Coe and Lucky Yates -- are comedic geniuses. It is truly rewarding the way in which the audience and fans have embraced their work and that the ratings to continue to grow. The quality of Archer is undeniable."
The fourth season is scheduled to end on April 11 at 10 p.m. with the conclusion of its two-part finale.
Are you a fan of the show? I have seen it a few times and it was okay, but did not wow me.