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. Baldguy says

    A second season of that animated thing on FX? The one about the spy?

    Let me put it this way…. FX would be insane not to renew this amazing and amazingly hilarious show! I do not watch a lot of television anymore, but THIS ONE I watch!

    The cast is a big part of this, and I can’t say enough about their efforts. Of course, it takes a very special actor to infuse a character with distinctiveness using just his voice, and each one shows they have it in spades. (Well, what do you want me to say Lana, you freaked out when I said ‘quadroon’!). In fact, my friends and I have done a talley on who we think is the real scene stealer, and believe me, it is not easy to pick one. But, in the end, the majority agreed. (You go Jessica! You were my pick the whole time. Mallory Archer= best animated character evah)

    Adam Reed and Co. have ‘hit it out of the park’ on this one and I hope it has a long and sucessful run. I have been singing the praises of this show since it started, and I am not going to stop.

  2. Sandy says

    My husband started watching this show and I overheard it and fell in love with the show. I can’t wait till season 2.

  3. L J Peebles says

    It would be criminal not to renew this show. It’s flat out the best thing on television. I’d love to see a full length feature film.

  4. Elliot says

    I have to wait until 2011 for Season 2? Lame… But at least they got it together over there @ FX and decided to greenlight Season 2. Good job!

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