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Air Date: January 30th, 2013

Network: FX

Series Summary
Married KGB spies pose as Americans in Washington, D.C., after Ronald Reagan is elected president.

Rating: TVMA

Genres: Drama

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  • As the new season begins, this series continues to be among the best of the extraordinary number of great TV dramas vying for attention. Show More

  • The Americans, through the three episodes of season 5 that FX made available to critics, continues along the same ground it always has: It's extremely well-constructed, with slow-burning storylines that are paying off in superb dramatic depth; it boasts consistently top-tier acting from stars Keri Russell, Mathew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, Holly Taylor and more; it has artfully crafted visuals that emphasize the mundane work of everyday spies while simultaneously revealing things about the characters. Show More

  • The Americans is already reinventing itself. Why? Because it has the confidence to know that it's about more than the relationship between two specific characters. Rather it's about the idea of relationships in general, in all their intricacy and weirdness--the secrecy they require, the comfort they create, the confusion they entail, the danger they can unleash. And that never gets old. Show More

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series