FX Renews ‘Archer’ For Third Season After Threats From ISIS

Wednesday, March 30 by

Suit up, grab your weapons and check yourself for breast cancer. “Archer” officially got picked up for a third season. FX President John Landgraf recently announced a 16 episode order for the animated series starring H. Jon Benjamin, who between this and “Bob’s Burgers” is fast becoming the official voice of grown-up animation. I have no problem with this. In fact, give him a couple more shows.

One bit of strangeness: three of the half-hours will air after new “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” episodes. The pairing makes sense comedically, but wh break up the season like that? It’d be like breaking up Lana and Archer in the middle of a mission. Actually, breaking those two up would be a good idea, so that’s a bad analogy, but you know what I’m saying.

FX also announced the pickup of a new series called “Townies” by writers Scott Marder, Rob Rosell and David Hornsby (“It’s Always Sunny”). It’s about two 15-year-old BFFs who are raising themselves without parental supervision. So… party at those kids’ house. (Deadline)

COMMENTS

  1. March 30, 2011 9:42 pm

    Jason

    I bet FX is glad they signed Archer now, the show turned out to be a hit, even though it is politically incorrect, but that is what makes ti funny, is that they are willing to go there per say. Working nights at DISH Network I have to DVR everything, but since lunchtime is when Archer comes on I use my sling adapter at home to stream the live tv channels to my iphone, which is always a good thing.


  2. March 30, 2011 9:42 pm

    Jason

    I bet FX is glad they signed Archer now, the show turned out to be a hit, even though it is politically incorrect, but that is what makes ti funny, is that they are willing to go there per say. Working nights at DISH Network I have to DVR everything, but since lunchtime is when Archer comes on I use my sling adapter at home to stream the live tv channels to my iphone, which is always a good thing.