Archer: FX TV Series Renewed for Season Two

ArcherLooks like the spies will live to double cross each other for another day. FX has ordered a second season of the Archer animated series.

Archer revolves around suave master spy Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS), a spy agency where global crises serve as opportunities for the highly-trained employees to undermine one other. The series also features the voices of Jessica Walter, Aisha Tyler, George Coe, Chris Parnell, and Judy Greer.

The series got off to a strong start when it began its regular run in January. Approximately 1.8 million viewers watched the premiere with a .9 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Unfortunately, the ratings began to slide after that and the first seven episodes have averaged 1.2 million viewers.

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That’s apparently good enough for FX though since the cable channel has just ordered a second season of 13 installments.

Of the 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.”

The current 10 episode season of Archer will wrap up on March 18th. Season two episodes are expected to begin airing in 2011.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Archer will be back for another round of episodes?

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  1. Anonymous says

    The situations they put the ISIS team in are crazy! They don’t actually do much spycraft, but manage to fill the show with funny situations.

    Archer is portrayed as a suave Neanderthal, but shows that he gets some of the subtleties of language. One of his most used exclamations is, “PHRASING!”. Usually when his drunken mother is talking about him.

    I look forward to Season 2.

  2. Anonymous says

    I love. This show. So much. This is right up there with all the timeless classics, in my mind. While I tend to not like comedies, this and Arrested Development are my all time favorites. Never before have I rewatched a show more than once, I’ve seen the first season 4 times, and even though I know every joke in there, it’s still just too funny!


  3. Larry says

    Archer is phenomenal… If more people knew about it, it would run for the next 10 years. Get the word out so I don’t have to go looking for another show to make me laugh so hard I cry.

  4. Anonymous says

    I’m so excited! I generally do not like animated series, but Archer was definitely one of the best shows I saw last season. I am so glad its coming back! Its hilarious!

  5. ben barney says

    Thank you all at FX for continuing with ARCHER this show completely saved my sense of humor and got me laughing again after a long time of not. I cant belive the rateings slipped at all I think people were just to numb from mindless comedy to get the superior humor ARCHER delivers thank you again I cant wait for it to air .

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