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Archer: FX Series To Be Renewed for Season Three

Archer seasonAccording to Vulture, FX is close to renewing their animated spy comedy, Archer. They report that negotiations have been underway for awhile and may be finalized in time for FX’s upfront presentation to advertisers this week. If all goes according to plan, the spies of ISIS could even get a multiple season renewal.

Archer performed okay in its first season on the air and has been doing a bit better in season two. Season one premiered in January of 2010 and the 10 episodes averaged a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 0.97 million viewers. That’s a far cry from the success of some of the cable channel’s other fare but they renewed the series for season two in February 2010.

Of that renewal, Nick Grad, FX’s Executive VP of Original Programming, said, “Executive Producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson are delivering a hilarious series and it truly earned a second season. H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell and Judy Greer comprise one of the best voice casts of any animated series on TV. We’re very happy with the audience response and critical acclaim for Archer and are excited to move forward with it.”

Archer is still popular with some critics and this season has been averaging a 0.5 rating and 1.09 million viewers. There are four episodes left in season two.

What do you think? Do you like Archer? Why aren’t more people watching it?

UPDATE: Archer has been renewed for a third season of 16 episodes. Some installments will air this fall, following episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The remainder will air in early 2012.

 

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Anonymous July 17, 2013 at 11:05 am

Brilliant!

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Undun November 7, 2011 at 12:44 pm

The reason there aren’t more viewers is that people don’t know about it yet.. FX should advertise it on other channels to let others get in on this wonderful program. I can’t get enough of it myself. I found it on an accident. Never miss it.

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Michael Burke September 23, 2011 at 9:39 am

Nothing compares to Archer. There is not another adult cartoon that is in league with this show. If FX did cancel this program, I would strongly suggest that we start a petition to bring it back.
I wait in anticipation for every new episode. I would pay to watch Archer, I love this show that much. We need a full featured movie in theaters, WOW how many Archer fans would that create!!!!!!!

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Snoop Williams September 20, 2011 at 8:27 pm

I will watch Archer on-line. CABLE IS SCREWING US ALL. Their prices go up every month. I am canceling. United States of Tara was a great show. But what middle class family can afford the continuing raising prices of cable tv.

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Anonymous June 24, 2011 at 2:45 am

LOVE Archer! I hope it stays on- missed a few episodes, but it’s too hilariously outrageous to get cancelled. More people need to watch and be aware of this brilliantly comedic show!

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Sam June 21, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I love archer just hate the hours it comes on!!
It’s also a way better stoner show then family guy
Or any other show

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josh April 30, 2011 at 5:01 pm

i love archer i at least want two more season

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Anonymous November 10, 2011 at 9:54 pm

only “two more season” one learn how to speak english and two why not go for the record of longest tv show ever aired?! archer rules keep it going!

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Archer = manliness April 1, 2011 at 6:56 am

Archer = all that is good in life

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Ryu4Life March 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm

I love Archer! w00t!

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