FX Networks has silently become the home of some of televisions greatest shows. A little bit risky, a little bit crass and a touch vulgar at times, the shows of FX have given cable networks like HBO, known for their original programming, a run for their money.
Shows like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Louie,” “Rescue Me,” “Justified,” and “Sons of Anarchy” have stood out as fantastic programing in a sea of mediocre cable channels. Then there’s “Archer,” the animated series that will make you wonder how they just sa
FX has teamed up with Adam Reed and Matt Thompson, and their animation studio, Floyd County Productions, to create the show currently in its third season. News this week will have the moonshine flowing in Floyd County as FX has renewed “Archer” for another season.
Drink up, Archer. You’ve earned it.
It’s great news to hear because not only is “Archer” awesome but it’s also kinda local. There’s a ton of animation being done down there in nearby Atlanta thanks in large part to the family at the Cartoon Network. All those Adult Swim cartoons and shows like “Archer” are made in the area so I’m glad to be supporting semi-local talents.
With the third season halfway through you don’t have to worry about catching up thanks to the deal that also puts “Archer” on Netflix so by all means get started streaming the show now with Seasons 1 & 2 available.
[via AJC.com] FX is bestowing fast-rising spy Atlanta-created animated spoof “Archer” a fourth season before the third one is even over.
Renewals that come while the previous season is still ongoing is always a sign of confidence.
FX’s patience has been rewarded. The show, which airs on Thursday evenings, opened a bit on the slow side in 2009 season one but as the cult of Sterling Archer has grown, so has the fan base.
Counting DVR use for a week after the original airing, the show is pulling in two million viewers a week so far, up 32 percent from season two. Counting repeats, the show is averaging 3.3 million viewers.
There are four more new episodes this season, ending March 22. The fourth season will have 13 episodes.