Thursday, March 6, 2014

FX Renews 'Archer' for 2 More Seasons

FX will stay in the 'Danger Zone' at least through 2016 by ordering two additional seasons of its hit animated comedy series Archer. The renewal was announced today by Eric Echrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions.

FX has ordered 13 episodes for each of the series' sixth and seventh seasons. The series is produced by FX Productions. Seven all new episodes remain in season five with the finale slated for Monday, April 21.

Archer was created by Adam Reed and Floyd County Productions and is executive produced by Reed and Matthew Thompson.

"Archer is one of the best comedies on television and has played a significant role in the growth of the FX comedy brand," said Schrier. "We're grateful to Adam Reed, Matt Thompson and their team at Floyd County, and also our incredible voice cast, and are looking forward to supporting their work for at least two more seasons."

When notified of the pick-up, Reed said, "I am figuratively over the moon."

Archer revolved around the spy agency known as the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its employees. Although their work of espionage, reconnaissance missions, wiretapping and undercover surveillances has always been daunting and enigmatic, every covert operation and global crisis is actually unmitigated occasions for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gains and selfish pleasure. In season five, after discovering that ISIS activities were unsanctioned by the U.S. government, the crew was forced to set out in a new direction, attempting to cash in on a stockpile of cocaine and transforming Cheryl into country music's next big star "Cherlene."

The series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Adam Reed and Lucky Yates.