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. existentialanimal says

    I stayed up all night watching this. I lauged so much that I think I might have urinated on myself more than once. I’m fairly certain that my wife is extremely upset that she didn’t get much sleep and I refused to watch this anywhere but the bed. Plus it was a little wet after the urination part.

  2. MUST/KILL/LANA.66 says

    I bought Archer Season 1 on sale at Borders. I spent all the money I had because I loved the show on TV so much and I am so F***’N ready for Season 2. BRING IT ON!!!!!

  3. terry willoughb y says

    This is by far the best adult animation on the air, it would be in everyones best interest to keep this program. Archer is unusally special !!!!

  4. Dagdae says

    This definitely incredible news. Too often the masses celebrate mediocre television and the creative, forward thinking shows get yawned to the wayside. I hope this show sees many seasons in its future. I have been trying to spread the word as much as I can. It’s also amazing to hear that there is an executive that appears to actually get it! Ignoring the inevitable number slump in viewers (which is all too common for comedies such as this) and seeing the big picture. Here’s to season 2, and hopefully syndication in a few years.

  5. Mike says

    Archer is one of the best shows on air. It slaps political correctness in the face with satire, sarcasm and a rubber chicken. Well played FX and thank you!!

  6. marianne says

    Just finished watching season one on netflix, and glad to hear its back for a second season. Archer is so awesomely funny!!!!!

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