FX Renews 'Archer' for Three More Seasons
"Archer" fans, pour yourself a celebratory drink: The animated FX series has been renewed for three more seasons.
FX announced the generous pickup on Tuesday, a few weeks after the season seven finale aired -- and ended on a major, deadly cliffhanger. The fate of the spy spoof series -- which relocated to Los Angeles for its most recent batch of episodes, and saw the core gang reinvent themselves yet again as a private detective agency -- was still up in the air then (as was the fate of its titular character), but thankfully, the cable network decided to extend its lifespan.
"We can't say enough about what [creator] Adam [Reed], [producer] Matt [Thompson], and the entire 'Archer' team at Floyd County have done to keep this series so insanely funny and vital through seven seasons," said Nick Grad, FX's co-president of original programming, in a press release. "The move to Los Angeles this past season as private detectives was just the latest twist in 'Archer"'s legendary exploits and the next three seasons will to be just as amazing and unpredictable. We are thrilled to continue making great TV."
Unlike seasons past, though, seasons eight, nine, and 10 of "Archer" will be a bit abbreviated, clocking in at only eight episodes apiece. Season seven ran for 10 episodes, down from 13 during seasons two through six. (Season one was also 10 episodes.)
No word yet on when more "Archer" will come (are we still doing phrasing?). Stay tuned for the continuing adventures of the gang at the Figgis Agency.
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